Feb
26
to Mar 25

ABU DHABI FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

Distant Prospects – European Landscape Paintings from Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections

Venue Gallery S at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Middle East Debut

Between 26 February and 25 March 2019, and in parallel with the 2019 Abu Dhabi Festival, ADMAF will welcome visitors to a compelling exhibition entitled Distant Prospects, presenting the history of European landscape painting with loans from the world renowned Princely Collections of Liechtenstein, exhibited here in the Middle East for the first time.

Surveying the history of landscape painting over the course of several centuries, the exhibition will feature key figures in the Late Renaissance and Baroque artistic movements, including works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Joos de Momper, Jan Brueghel the Younger and Peter Paul Rubens, among many others.

The Princely Collections are some of the most important private collections in the world. Dating back to the seventeenth century, they are rooted in the Baroque ideal of princely patronage of the arts. For generations, the House of Liechtenstein has consistently nurtured this ideal, systematically adding to the collection’s holdings in keeping with an active acquisitions policy which continues to this day. This allows existing focal areas of the collection to be extended and enhanced through the acquisition of artworks of the highest quality, thus ensuring the enduring attraction of The Princely Collections.

Parallel to the exhibition, an engaging educational programme will inspire visitors with panel discussions, guided tours and creative workshops.  Extending the programme further afield, a specially designed residency will offer a unique experience for practicing Emirati artists who will be given the opportunity to visit Vaduz and Vienna through a diverse itinerary of cultural engagements.

 

Sketching Perspectives Workshop
Wednesday 6 March | 3 – 5 PM
Tuesday 19 March | 3 – 5 PM

 

Landscapes in Layers Painting Workshop
Wednesday 13 March | 3 – 5 PM
Sunday 24 March | 3 – 5 PM

 

Guided Tour and Sharjah Biennial Road Trip
Saturday 16 March | 11 AM – 8 PM

 

Guided Tour and Art Dubai Road Trip
Saturday 23 March | 11 AM – 8 PM

 

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Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

TOSCA – A CONCERT PRODUCTION

Details

Date 15 March , 8 pm

Venue Emirates Palace Auditorium

The Art of Sir Bryn Terfel with Sinfonia Cymru

Arab World Debut

This carefully crafted concert production thrillingly recreates the passion and drama within Puccini’s iconic opera. With the combined force of orchestra and chorus visible on stage, the production fully showcases Puccini’s powerful score and Terfel’s incredible, unique bass-baritone in the role of Scarpia. Terfel will be joined by Kristine Opolais singing Tosca, and Vittorio Grigolo singing Cavaradossi in what promises to be a complete operatic experience full of love, corruption, intrigue and murder. The orchestra will be Sinfonia Cymru, joined by Côr choir.

It will be a welcome return to Abu Dhabi Festival for Terfel, who previously performed here in 2013.

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Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

JUSTIN KAUFLIN IN CONCERT

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Date 11 March, 8 pm

Venue The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi

In partnership with Special Olympics and the Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

With a distinguished career, Justin Kauflin has proven himself to be a piano extraordinaire and an undeniably rare talent. A regular star at international jazz clubs and festivals, recently he has been touring the world with his trio, performing his new album, Coming Home, produced by Derrick Hodge and friend of the Abu Dhabi Festival, Quincy Jones, who happens to be his mentor. Kauflin and his band will be presenting material from this album in a genuinely unmissable set.

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Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

ADMAF Festival: KOREAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Details

Date 8 March, 8 pm

Venue Emirates Palace Auditorium

Conducted by Maestro Chi-Yong Chung, Soloist Pianist Jae-Hyuck Cho

Arab World Debut

Established in 1985, the Korean Symphony Orchestra has been working to elevate the standing of Korean symphonic music, at home and abroad, and is the only house orchestra in Korea to possess the know-how and performance experience to stage professional opera house performances such as ballet and opera. Having held more than 40 annual ballet and opera performances over the years, it continues to solidify and expand its repertoire every year while maintaining an unrivaled reputation in music for ballet and opera in Korea.

One of the most sought-after conductors of his generation in Korea, Chi-Yong Chung is highly regarded for his vivid interpretations, deep musical insights, strong ensemble leadership, and virtuoso baton technique. In particular, he is well-known as a specialist in modern music and Korean composers’ new works, including that of Isang Yun, of which Chung is the foremost champion. Chung has led the Korean premieres of numerous works, including Symphony No.1, Engel in Flammen: Memento for Orchestra with Epilogue, as well as operas such as Der Traum des Liu-Tung and Die Witwe des Schmetterlings.

Acclaimed soloist, Jae-Hyuck Cho, is one of the most active concert pianists in Korea, making over sixty appearances on stage annually. He has been described as “a pianist who is nearing perfection with extraordinary breadth of expression, flawless technique and composition, sensitivity and intelligence, insightful and detailed playing without exaggeration.”

This highly anticipated concert will feature three works: Young Jo Lee’s Arirang Festival for Orchestra, Franz List’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat Major, S.124 and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No.8, Op.88.

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Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

ADMAF Festival: KOREAN NATIONAL BALLET – GISELLE

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Details

Date 7 March , 8 pm

Venue Emirates Palace Auditorium

A timeless romantic ballet in two acts specially choreographed for Korean National Ballet by Patrice Bart, famous French choreographer, danseur étoile, former ballet master and member of the Board of Ballet at the Opera National de Paris.

Korea National Ballet was founded in 1962 as the first professional ballet company in the Republic. Today, it features a superb and versatile troupe of 90 dancers capable of performing an extensive repertory. To date, Korean National Ballet has toured all over the world, earning notable accolades in the US, Italy, Russia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Colombia and Canada. The group is achieving great strides in increasing the prestige of Korean ballet on the international stage under the leadership of Artistic Director Kang Suejin.

Detailshttp://www.abudhabifestival.ae/programme/korean-national-ballet-giselle/


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Dec
20
to Dec 31

Sharjah: "Reflection" at Al Qasba

Sharjah’s first-ever art fest ‘Reflection’ at Al Qasba -gearing up to host the debut edition of Sharjah’s first art Festival ‘Reflection’. Aimed at offering artists, sculptors, photographers and musicians a platform for expression, and the local community a place to come to explore and enjoy the world of art, this popular leisure and tourist destination will be turning into a hub of vibrant activity from December 20 to 31, 5pm -10pm every day.

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SHARJAH: Al Qasba is gearing up to host the debut edition of Sharjah’s first art Festival ‘Reflection’. Aimed at offering artists, sculptors, photographers and musicians a platform for expression, and the local community a place to come to explore and enjoy the world of art, this popular leisure and tourist destination will be turning into a hub of vibrant activity from December 20 to 31, 5pm -10pm every day.

Al Qasba management has opened registrations for established artists as well as aspiring professionals in the fields of photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, work on paper (paper art e.g. Origami and other), performing arts, instillations, sound art, videography, visual arts, and others, to submit their participation requests to: reflection@AlQasba.ae before 27 October, 2018.

“Aimed at being an annual cultural festival of music, art and learning to celebrate latest local and international trends in art, fashion and food, “Reflection” will be the first-of-its-kind cultural extravaganza in the emirate of Sharjah. Building on the emirate’s reputation of being the cultural capital of the UAE and the region, this art fest will see participation of prestigious galleries, leading restaurants and cafés, talented artists, and government entities. Through this 12-day event, Al Qasba aims to foster a community culture where creative people have an avenue to express themselves, network and showcase their works to potential buyers and the general public in a vibrant and engaging environment,” said Khuloud Salim Al Junaibi, Manager of Al Qasba.

“We welcome potential participants to get in touch with us and make the most of this opportunity. We look forward to celebrating the success of the maiden edition of Reflections with Sharjah and the UAE,” she added.

Visitors to the art fest will see artists live in action alongside Al Qasba’s picturesque walkways.

Live music concerts, talent shows, and delicious cuisines will all be in the offering at this unique cultural celebration.

Sharjah’s Al Qasba offers state-of-the-art facilities, premium services, and hosts world-class events which attracts a huge turnout of tourists and locals throughout the year. Each event is immaculately planned and visitors’ pleasure is always the top agenda. For more information, visit alqasba.ae

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Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

ABU DHABI CLASSICS: XAVIER DE MAISTRE HARP RECITALS

06 Dec 2018 8pm

Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

TypePrice DIAMONDAED 200-250 PLATINUMAED 50-100

Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.ae 
& all Virgin Megastores across UAE

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XAVIER DE MAISTRE HARP RECITAL

The virtuoso of the highest order, French harpist Xavier De Maistre is scheduled for two captivating performances this season. His first performance is on Thursday 6th December at 8pm at the arts and culture haven Manarat Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island, entitled Spanish Nights with works from Albéniz, Granados, de Falla. 

The second Harp recital is entitled In the Heart of the Oasis with works from Debussy, Fauré and others, is set on Friday 7th December at 8pm at the historic Bin Hamoodah Fort, Al Ain. 

For his first appearances in the UAE, Xavier de Maistre will play a programme inspired by Spanish Classical music, mixing impressionist and modernist accents by focusing on the French composers Debussy and Faure.

The highly anticipated Abu Dhabi Classics new concert season of cultural harmony, will bring a dynamic and diverse programme of classical and traditional music to the Capital. 

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Nov
15
to Nov 17

NYUAD: Tangle - Polyglot Theatre

Play in an Interactive Artwork

Weave a colorful elastic world. Kids take the lead in building a vivid and enchanting public play space for everyone to enjoy.

For children ages 2 - 12
Thursday, Nov 15 @ 4pm 
Friday - Saturday, Nov 16 - 17 @ 10:30am and 4pm
The Central Plaza
Book your tickets in advance.

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Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

ABU DHABI CHORAL GROUP PRESENTS: Lights,Camera, Sing!

From the Group that brought you Anything Goes, 9 to 5 - The Musical, The Adams Family Musical and Legally Blonde - The Musical, Abu Dhabi Choral Group is proud to announce that we will be putting on our Fall Show Musical Review, entitled "Lights, Camera, Sing!" in November. The choir of over 50 people will delight you with songs and some musical dance numbers as well!

The Show will feature songs from all your favourite movie musicals, past and present! Come and sing along to hits from Mamma Mia, The Greatest Showman, West Side Story and more! Children over 6 are welcome!

Location

Raha International School Khalifa City A

Note dates are not continuous

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Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

ABU DHABI CLASSICS: La Scala Academy Stars


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LA SCALA ACADEMY RISING STARS

This season will witness exceptional performances and debuts turning the UAE capital into a cultural hub for classical music and the arts.

The mesmerizing La Scala Academy Rising Stars presents three different ballet performances commencing with Suite from Bayadere, followed by Gymnopedie and Napoli. 

The Academia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, is recognized as one of the world's foremost institutions in training for the full range of performing arts professionals. 
Tickets for all performances are on sale now at all Virgin Megastores and ticketmaster.ae

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Oct
25
to Oct 26

NYUAD with Cranleigh Abu Dhabi - Water in the Desert: A Zayed Legacy

Celebrating the Year of Zayed

Water in the Desert: A Zayed Legacy

In partnership with Cranleigh Abu Dhabi and the Ministry of Tolerance UAE

When / Thursday, Oct 25 @ 8pm & Friday, Oct 26 @ 4pm

Where / The Red Theater

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Following the success of A Beautiful World in late 2016, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi presents its second opera project. Acclaimed director Karen Gillingham returns with her world-renowned creative team for Water in the Desert: A Zayed Legacy. An opera that embraces music, drama, movement, design, and film with a cast of two professional opera singers accompanied by over 80 school children.

Presented in partnership with the Cranleigh Abu Dhabi School and the Ministry of Tolerance UAE.

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Oct
5
to Oct 6

NSO presents a Tribute to Frank Sinatra

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NSO presents a special concert featuring hit tunes by the most popular and influential crooner of the 20th century - Ol' Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.

Conducted by Andrew Berryman, the NSO Big Band will lead you through a myriad of hits, from swing numbers - Fly me to the MoonSwayThe Best is Yet to ComeThat's Life - romantic love ballads, My Funny ValentineI've Got you Under my Skin - to favorites New York, New York, and, of course, his signatureMy Way.

Come hear NSO's 'Tribute to Frank Sinatra' for a memorable night out!

Friday 5 October 2018, 7:30pm, Emirates Palace Auditorium, Abu Dhabi
Saturday 6 October 2018, 7:30pm, The MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, Palm Jumairah, Dubai

Tickets are available online now at Ticketmaster.

Emirates Palace Auditorium: Platinum AED375, Gold AED275, Silver AED175, Balcony AED125.
The MusicHall: VIP AED500, Platinum AED375, Gold AED 275, Silver AED175, Bronze AED150, Regular AED125, Balcony AED125.

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Oct
4
to Oct 6

WAREHOUSE421: ART IS CRUEL (WORKSHOP)

Art is Cruel
Deconstructing Art: Principles
& Practice


This 3-day workshop challenges the concept of art school (art as pedagogy) and aims to clarify the practice of young artists. Using simplified and straightforward directions that avoid the jargon and beautification of the art industry, this workshop seeks to realign the artist’s focus on the intellectual longevity of their practice through deep research and critical thinking. This workshop contains a short reading component. 

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Deconstructing Art: Principles & Practice, will expand over 3 phases: 

Dismantlement: Each participant will be invited to break their own artistic practice into four parts: Objective, Audience, Method and Conclusion.

Development: Attention will be directed at each artist's practice in its most vulnerable state of dismantlement, in order to refine it through organised critiques and useful exercises.

Restructure: In this final phase, each participant will be invited to reconstruct the four initial components of their practice in ways that express a clearer vision and respond to the critiques and exercises. 

Instructor: Walid Al Wawi, Artist, Curator and SEAF Alumni

Age: 16+ | Entry: AED 380

TO REGISTER:

https://www.warehouse421.ae/en/program/workshops/art-is-cruel

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Oct
2
to Nov 4

WAREHOUSE421: Cohort 5

Community and Critique: SEAF 2017/2018

COHORT 5

This exhibition represents a culmination of a year-long engagement in the Salama bin Hamdan Emerging Artists program (SEAF).  The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation (SHF), in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design, welcomes a group of emerging artists from across the UAE to participate in this unique educational program designed to encourage and foster artistic growth and development.

Through 4 November 2018

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The SEAF program consists of four pillars; the artistic development process, the critique process, the immersive studio practice, and an online community for participating artists.  Through on-site teaching in Abu Dhabi, an educational visit to the United States, mentoring, online discussions, and 24/7 access to their studio throughout the year, Fellows are able to develop their artistic skills, establish a greater understanding of their own work and its influences, and strengthen their ability to articulate their ideas. 

Community and critique are mutually supportive where rigorous inquiry, analysis, and reflection support the advancement of content and form in one’s process and work. Access to materials, techniques, and methods support the development of ideas, and form reveals itself through multiple iterations of the work itself. As we finish the program’s fifth year with enthusiasm and a commitment to the future of the program, we reflect on its impact on individuals, as well as on its role in the UAE’s vibrant and ever evolving artistic community.

Fellowship suggests togetherness. These sixteen artists have worked side by side all year in a studio-based community, supporting one another by exchanging knowledge and critical dialogue along the way. Bringing their works into Warehouse421 means stepping outside the intimacy of the SEAF studios, into the culture and community of the city. Presenting their work in a professional space provides an opportunity to share and speak about it with others; and thus becomes an important moment within their continuing process.

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Sep
26
to Oct 13

NYUAD Alibadah Exhibition

الإبادة (Alibadah)

Exhibition

WHEN September 26 - October 13, 2018 
WHERE The Project Space, The Arts Center

WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery 
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

الإبادة – (Alibadah) is an extension of an ongoing dialogue between artists Hashel Al Lamki and Mohammed Al Mazrouei on concepts of existence and evolution of humans as a species, and attempts to engage the viewers by pushing boundaries of definitions.

The work, directly driven by the correspondence between the two artists — one living in Abu Dhabi and the other in Cairo — is not intended to be written text, but instead makes use of every material available and every idea that is possible.

Artists
Hashel Al Lamki
Mohammed Al Mazrouei

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Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

ARTS NET UAE Presents Tapestry of Sound Music Festival

The afternoon concerts include Voices of Harmony an all women's barbershop group and Sands of Music an all women's choir.  Both are award winning choirs with fabulous tunes to sing!  A fabulous vocal workshop will be a highlight of the afternoon presented by Sacha Kilgour.

The evening kicks off with "Diva Night" with soloists and small groups singing some gorgeous melodies. Returning to our stage is Kim Glaspie, the Desert Roses, Fatimah Rashad. Two additional "Divas" will be Zakaia Cvitanovich and Sally O'Neill.

The final segment is an Irish/Folk/Jazz evening!  The well known Briana Corrigan, from "The Beautiful South" band will perform with Robert Millner and will share the stage with the most accomplished Irish Folkband in the UAE: AD Folk Group    

Tickets may be reserved by writing to artsnetuae@gmail.com. Donations are very much appreciated to cover expenses of this concert.

 

 

Stay tuned for any changes and additions to this music festival.  

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

UAE Local Talents- 7 Emirati Pianists

UAE Local Talents – 7 Emirati Pianists

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Details Date: 11 May    Time: 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Cost: AED 158 - AED 378

https://goo.gl/eZs9Li

Venue:   One&Only Royal Mirage

Al Sufouh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

An interesting DCC programme: seven UAE pianists performing in a concert for the Year of Zayed that highlights the development of music in the Gulf.

Bushra Dohai

Schubert, Impromptu No.4
Bach, English Suite in A Minor: Prelude, Bourre I & II

Eman Dohai  

Schubert, Impromptu No.2
Scarlatti, Sonata in D min K9
Scarlatti, Sonata in D K491

                 Or

Bach, Invention in F BWV779
Bach, Invention in F Minor

Fatima & Mariam Alhashmi

Debussy, Petite Suite (en bateau)
Schubert, Standchen
Faure, Dolly Suite (Berceuse)
Rachmaninoff, Italian Polka
Bach, Erbarme Dich
Faure, Pavane
Brahms, Waltzes op.39: No.11, No.15

Hamad Altaee

Own composition

Mohammed Aljahoori          

Beethoven, Sonata “Tempest”: First movement

Ahmed Alnuaimi

Beethoven, Sonata “Moonlight”: Third movement

Mohammed Aljahoori & Ahmed Alnuaimi

Offenbach, Can Can (four hands)

 

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May
10
to May 12

NYUAD Shakespeare Theater Company -Noura

Middle East Premiere

Shakespeare Theatre Company - Noura

By Heather Raffo | Directed by Joanna Settle

When / Thursday & Friday, May 10 & 11 @ 8pm | Saturday, May 12 @ 3pm

Where / The Red Theater

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What does “home” mean and what will we do to protect it?

Noura challenges our notions of belonging, shame, and sacrifice through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants in New York. As Noura and her husband Tariq prepare to celebrate a traditional Christmas, she looks forward to welcoming a special guest—Maryam, a young Iraqi refugee. But the girl’s arrival opens wounds the family has tried to leave behind, forcing them to confront where they are, where they’ve been and who they have become.

Award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) draws on personal stories of Arab American women responding to A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama of one mother’s struggle to balance her duty with her identity. Noura’s Middle East premiere follows its world-premiere production at Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theater Company in February 2018.

“Raffo’s script bounces effortlessly between humor and strained arguments. It’s one of the most realistic plays I’ve seen in the last few years” – DC Metro Theater Arts

“Director Joanna Settle has shaped the raw talent of her actors into well-paced scenes that never miss a beat. Every movement and every line feel intentional.” – DC Metro Theater Arts

“We’re not Iraqi anymore. A lot of this play is the loss of that.” – Heather Raffo

“I suggest that our value to national culture might lie in how open with each other we can be.” – Joanna Settle

Noura…is a political show that could not be more timely in 2018. But the show never buckles under the immense weight of the pain Iraqi refugees have carried. They have faced war, and prejudice, and death, and battles to citizenship in countries all over the world. Noura pulses with this pain as its lifeblood and uses it to connect with the audience. The audience can’t help but feel something.” – DC Metro Theater Arts

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May
4
7:00 PM19:00

NYUAD Attitude Dance Recital Volume VIII

NYUAD Attitude Dance Recital Vol VIII

Attitude Dance Recital Volume VIII

Dance

When / 2 Shows. Friday, May 4 @ 7pm & 9pm

Where / The Black Box

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Attitude Dance Society’s 8th biannual recital

Join us as we display a variety of dance styles from groups on and off campus ranging from hip hop to ballet. Definitely a must see event!

This is the first time that there will be two shows and will include dances from Attitude Dance Society, NYUAD PE Dance Courses, Fantasia Ballet, and Body Tree Dance Studio. The show will be approximately 60mins and will keep you glued to your seats for that entire period.

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Apr
27
to Apr 30

NYUAD Garden Speak (times not specified)

Tania El Khoury - Gulf Premiere

Gardens Speak

Interactive Sound Installation | Performance (separate English and Arabic events)

When / Friday - Monday, Apr 27 - 30 - Various Times

Where / The Red Theater

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An interactive sound installation sharing oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens.

“even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he wins.”– Walter Benjamin

Across Syria, many gardens conceal the dead bodies of activists and protesters who adorned the streets during the early periods of the uprising. These domestic burials play out a continuing collaboration between the living and the dead. The dead protect the living by not exposing them to further danger at the hands of the regime. The living protect the dead by conserving their identities, telling their stories, and not allowing their deaths to become instruments to the regime.

Gardens Speak is an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens. Each narrative has been carefully constructed with the friends and family members of the deceased to retell their stories as they themselves may have recounted it. They are compiled with found audio that evidences their final moments. Working with the friends and family of the deceased, the stories have been carefully constructed to be retold as they themselves may have recounted it.

“This piece will change the way you think” – What’s on Stage

“Eerily absorbing” – Evening Standard

“Out of the most specific experience, Tania El Khoury crafts something massive.” -Paul Mason, Channel 4

Tania El Khoury is a live artist working in London and Beirut. She creates interactive installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Tania’s work has been shown in five continents in spaces ranging from museums to cable cars. She is the recipient of the Total Theatre Innovation Award and the Arches Brick Award. Tania is co-founder of Dictaphone Group, an urban research and site-specific performance collective in Beirut.

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the Artraker Award 2014
  • Artsadmin Artist Bursary Scheme, London, 2013
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Apr
25
to May 14

Warehouse421 presents Kamal Boullata, a survey of recent paintings

Hosted by Warehouse421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi

Meem Gallery presents works by Palestinian art historian and artist, Kamal Boullata. These paintings re created to reflect a sense of time and a feeling of light, giving the viewer a feeling a spatial ambiguity.

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Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

ABU DHABI CLASSICS DONETSK OPERA AND BALLET THEATER

DONETSK OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE WITH BOLSHOI SOLOISTS IVAN VASILIEV & EKATERINA KRYSANOVA ALONGSIDE FIRST EMIRATI BALLERINA ALIA AL NEYADI

20 Apr 2018  20:00  Emirates Palace  This Abu Dhabi Classics’ season will conclude with a one-of-a-kind ballet performance by the Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theatre with leading ballet dancers from the renowned Bolshoi Theatre, Ivan Vasiliev and Ekaterina Krisyanova, alongside the first Emirati Ballerina – Alia Al Neyadi for a one-night special performance at Emirates Palace on the 20th of April 2018.  Le Corsaire, based on Lord Byron’s poem, is a classical heritage ballet first performed at the Paris Grand Opera in 1856.   Choreographed and staged by the legend himself: Yuri Grigorovich, it incorporates all the iconic dancing scenes: Le Jardin Animé, Pas d’Esclave, the Grand Pas de Trois des Odalisques and Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, which are among classical ballet’s most iconic and performed excerpts. Yuri Grigorovich first staged this ballet in 1994 at the Bolshoi Theatre.   The story follows the adventures of Conrad, chief of the pirates, and Medora, the young Greek woman he loves. Le Corsaire, much like another famous pirate tale, glosses over kidnapping while focusing on the adventures and romance.  This season’s Abu Dhabi Classics programme is organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism and produced by Flash Entertainment.   Tickets are available now on sale with prices starting from AED 195.    Book your tickets at  www.ticketmaster.ae  and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.  Nirvana Travel & Tourism, the official Travel Agent Partner, is providing hotel packages for the show. For package information, visit  www.ntravel.ae  and to book call  +971 2 627 7997 Ext. 2

20 Apr 2018

20:00

Emirates Palace

This Abu Dhabi Classics’ season will conclude with a one-of-a-kind ballet performance by the Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theatre with leading ballet dancers from the renowned Bolshoi Theatre, Ivan Vasiliev and Ekaterina Krisyanova, alongside the first Emirati Ballerina – Alia Al Neyadi for a one-night special performance at Emirates Palace on the 20th of April 2018.

Le Corsaire, based on Lord Byron’s poem, is a classical heritage ballet first performed at the Paris Grand Opera in 1856. 

Choreographed and staged by the legend himself: Yuri Grigorovich, it incorporates all the iconic dancing scenes: Le Jardin Animé, Pas d’Esclave, the Grand Pas de Trois des Odalisques and Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, which are among classical ballet’s most iconic and performed excerpts. Yuri Grigorovich first staged this ballet in 1994 at the Bolshoi Theatre. 

The story follows the adventures of Conrad, chief of the pirates, and Medora, the young Greek woman he loves. Le Corsaire, much like another famous pirate tale, glosses over kidnapping while focusing on the adventures and romance.

This season’s Abu Dhabi Classics programme is organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism and produced by Flash Entertainment.

Tickets are available now on sale with prices starting from AED 195. 

Book your tickets at www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.

Nirvana Travel & Tourism, the official Travel Agent Partner, is providing hotel packages for the show. For package information, visit www.ntravel.ae and to book call +971 2 627 7997 Ext. 2

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Apr
20
to Apr 21

URBAN WEEKEND @ Manarat al Saadiyat

Come to this celebration of street culture. Featuring cultural books, a coffee festival, skateboarding, parkour, & basketball.  DJ's and urban lifestyle activities this event will include live performances, music and street art as well as free haircuts from localuae! 

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Mar
29
to Mar 30

ADMAF DON QUIXOTE COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA 2 NIGHTS

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Date Thursday 29 March at 8pm

Venue Emirates Palace Auditorium

A vivid tale of imagination, friendship, love and loyalty, the famed ballet tells the story of Miguel de Cervantes’ romantic knight Don Quixote. In a vibrant interpretation by Spain’s Compañía Nacional de Danza, director José Carlos Martínez creates a fascinating take brimming with passion. Elegantly encapsulating the classic Franco-Russian choreography, he reinvigorates the story with the essence of Cervantes’ and the company’s Spanish spirit to realise a poetic, nuanced reflection on perfect love.

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Mar
25
to Mar 26

ADMAF THE SAROD MASTER: USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN

THE SAROD MASTER:

USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN

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Date 25 March 2018 at 8pm

Venue Emirates Palace Auditorium

One of the most distinguished masters in the world of Indian classical music, Amjad Ali Khan is revered as the sarod master. The sarod is fundamental to the Indian music tradition, shaping the character through its deep, weighty and introspective sound. Having travelled widely and performed internationally, international audiences from Pakistan, China and New Zealand to London, Italy, and Japan have revelled in this master’s expressive and entrancing performances. Amjad Ali Khan has been recognised for his contributions to Indian culture and world music through a series of titles and honours including India’s second highest civilian honour Padma Vibhushan, the ‘Padmashree’, the Sangeet Natak Academy Award and the Tansen Award amongst many others.

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Mar
24
to Mar 25

ADMAF PIANOGRAPHIQUE: WORKS FOR TWO PIANOS

PIANOGRAPHIQUE: WORKS FOR TWO PIANOS

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Date Saturday 24 March at 8pm

Venue Emirates Palace Auditorium

Pianographique: Works for two pianos by Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Maurice Ravel with live visualisation performed by Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa with Cori Olan

An immersive multimedia spectacular that re-envisions contemporary and classic pieces for piano, bringing them alive through the radical and revelatory approach of Ars Electronica. Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa will perform innovative works with live visualisations by Cori Olan, including ‘Four Movements for two Pianos’ by Philip Glass, Steve Reich’s ‘Piano Phase, and Maurice Ravel’s ‘Mother Goose’ – a piece co-commissioned by Abu Dhabi Festival and the LA Phil (Gustavo Dudamel, Music & Artistic Director) with Ars Electronica, premiered in 2016 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

ADMAF FESTIVAL IN THE PARK (DAY 2) CHECK TIMING

Date Friday 23 March  Venue Umm Al Emarat Park  The capital’s outdoor musical celebration is back with two nights of eclectic live performances in the relaxed evening setting of Umm Al Emarat Park, including main stage appearances as well as interactive workshops and community events, as well as film screenings showcasing India’s rich culture: Jai Ho, A Brush with Life, and The Spirit of India.  On Friday, two pioneering Arab musicians will take to the stage.  Multimedia artist Zahed Sultan  presents his latest work  ‘Hiwar’ , an audio-visual reinterpretation of traditional Khaleeji songs with contemporary arrangements for percussion, piano and cello – brought to life with interpretive dance and a vivid light show. Next up,  Egypt’s marimba queen Nesma Abdel Aziz  brings her spirited fusion of contemporary and classical music to the park with her group – reinvigorating

Date Friday 23 March

Venue Umm Al Emarat Park

The capital’s outdoor musical celebration is back with two nights of eclectic live performances in the relaxed evening setting of Umm Al Emarat Park, including main stage appearances as well as interactive workshops and community events, as well as film screenings showcasing India’s rich culture: Jai Ho, A Brush with Life, and The Spirit of India.

On Friday, two pioneering Arab musicians will take to the stage. Multimedia artist Zahed Sultan presents his latest work ‘Hiwar’, an audio-visual reinterpretation of traditional Khaleeji songs with contemporary arrangements for percussion, piano and cello – brought to life with interpretive dance and a vivid light show. Next up, Egypt’s marimba queen Nesma Abdel Aziz brings her spirited fusion of contemporary and classical music to the park with her group – reinvigorating

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Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

ADMAF FESTIVAL IN THE PARK (DAY 1)

Date 22 March  Venue Umm Al Emarat Park  The capital’s outdoor musical celebration is back with two nights of eclectic live performances in the relaxed evening setting of Umm Al Emarat Park, including main stage appearances as well as interactive workshops and community events, as well as film screenings showcasing India’s rich culture: Jai Ho, A Brush with Life, and The Spirit of India.  On Thursday night, it’s time to party with Indian exuberance and flair. Learn the best of  Bollywood dance in a workshop with prolific choreographer Gilles Chuyen , before one of India’s most exciting live acts takes to the stage. Acclaimed by The Guardian as ‘India’s biggest cultural export’ and having played in over 1,500 concerts in 30 countries,  The Raghu Dixit Project’s  infectiously joyful live extravaganza will energise the crowds.

Date 22 March

Venue Umm Al Emarat Park

The capital’s outdoor musical celebration is back with two nights of eclectic live performances in the relaxed evening setting of Umm Al Emarat Park, including main stage appearances as well as interactive workshops and community events, as well as film screenings showcasing India’s rich culture: Jai Ho, A Brush with Life, and The Spirit of India.

On Thursday night, it’s time to party with Indian exuberance and flair. Learn the best of Bollywood dance in a workshop with prolific choreographer Gilles Chuyen, before one of India’s most exciting live acts takes to the stage. Acclaimed by The Guardian as ‘India’s biggest cultural export’ and having played in over 1,500 concerts in 30 countries, The Raghu Dixit Project’s infectiously joyful live extravaganza will energise the crowds.

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