Curated by Emirati artist Jalal Luqman, this series of interviews with leading creatives in the Emirates is part of Abu Dhabi Festival’s Riwaq al Fikr Talks Series.
In its third edition from 23-27 January, 2021, Al Ain Film Festival is collaborating with Abu Dhabi Festival as its strategic cultural partner to support the development of young filmmakers and spread the culture of cinema in the UAE.
This landmark exhibition of UAE-based visual artists will trace the odyssey of extraordinary growth in the UAE’s art scene from a fledgling regional hub to a global destination.
An exhibition showcasing contemporary art from throughout the region and the world, held at the plateau of the Great Pyramids of Giza and curated by Art D’Egypte
A unique exhibition at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt featuring work by H.E. Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifa (Al Bahrain), Dr. Ahmaed Moustafa (Egypt / UK), Nja Mahdaoui (Tunisia / France)
A co-production with Ahmad Zain AL Hashmi, the Emirati filmmaker and director of dozens of films. This feature film is a new comedy starring Ibrahim Al Meresi, social media influencer Mohammed Al-Kindi and a cast of Emirati actors
The brilliant documentary filmmaker explores the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the United Arab Emirates
The production of the first album by these young performers from Europe and the Middle East who blend Eastern and Western sounds in a unique artistic collaboration
A comprehensive set of recordings tracing the history of the ancient oud in collaboration with the Foundation for Arab Music Archiving and Research, produced with support from Abu Dhabi Festival.
The UAE’s brightest young musicians will showcase their unique talents, performing a repertoire of Beethoven, Camille Saint-Saëns and George Bizet
Internationally renowned Palestinian jazz singer and musician continues the global tour of his latest album “Show Me the Light”.
Organised by oud master Naseer Shamma, featuring more than 30 of the world’s most accomplished oud musicians in performances, talks and workshops.
This online celebration will feature four world premieres created in quarantined “ballet bubbles” and performed by ABT’s incredible dancers.
The most sought-after violinist of her generation, Nicola Benedetti CBE, celebrates the history and emotional power of the violin and its iconic repertoire
A new production by international award-winning composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
Award-winning composer and jazz pianist, Tarek Yamani, will perform with the multi-Grammy-nominated Chicago-based ensemble Spektral Quartet in an innovative new collaboration.
A unique collaboration bringing together two masters of the classical music traditions of their homelands in Morocco and Turkey
Founded by Elżbieta Penderecki, featuring Poland’s brightest young piano talents in a series of recitals celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven
Based on the legendary epic poems of Lebanese-American poet and visual artist Etel Adnan,with composition and libretto by the innovative avante-garde Palestinian-Israeli composer Samir Odeh-Tamimi
Composed and performed by oud master Naseer Shamma with an outstanding international ensemble of Arab musicians
Noted young Emirati composer, Ihab Darwish, will take us on a creative journey with a symphonic melodic performance highlighting the UAE’s values of cross-culture exchange, diversity and openness.
The most internationally celebrated Emirati composer of his generation, Mohammed Fairouz, was inspired by the life of Sheikh Zayed, the UAE’s founding father, for his Fifth Symphony. The premiere, recorded in London and broadcast digitally around the globe, is performed by the world-leading London Symphony Orchestra.
AUDITION (in Emirates Palace) for final selection of supers
REHEARSALS (in Emirates Palace)
PERFORMANCES (in Emirates Palace)
MARKET LADY x 2 (FEMALE)
ELEGANT/ GRAND LADY x 4 (FEMALE)
BRIDESMAID x 4 (FEMALE)
MONK x 4 (MALE)
MALE BUTCHER x 2 (MALE)
ELEGANT GENTLEMAN x 2 (MALE)
MALE ESCALUS GUARD x 2 (MALE)
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