In late 1950s, he co-founded Reda Troupe for folk dances that soon soared to popularity
Veteran Egyptian choreographer, dancer and actor Mahmoud Reda, who made history in folk dances, died Friday, the Egyptian actors’ union said. He was 89.
Reda died from age-related illness, according to media reports.
He is fondly remembered for co-founding an Egyptian group for folk dance named after his family. In the late 1950s, Mahmoud and his brother Ali launched the Reda Troupe for Folk Dances staging shows inspired by a diversity of local dances and costumes in lower and upper Egypt.