In a tale of family, tradition, and the perils of the diver and the wonders of the sea, Emirati writer Maitha Al Kayat and Emirati composer Eman Al Hashimi join forces with acclaimed interdisciplinary dance, music and new media collective Company E. A unique performance that is both multicultural and cutting-edge in its technology tells the story of a seafaring father who promises his daughter he will return after each trip to sea. This time, he is faced with a difficult choice. The Pearl Diver’s Daughter will be presented in two parts in the UAE. A free augmented reality experience will first present the work at public locations throughout Abu Dhabi. Then, a live performance at Expo 2020 Dubai will fuse dance and digital technology.

Cultural partnership with the Embassy of The United States of America to the UAE

World Premiere

  • Berklee Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island: 5 December 2021 – 20 January 2022
  • Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi: 9 January 2022
  • USA Pavilion, Dubai Expo 2020: 13-15 January 2022
  • Portrait of a Nation II Exhibition, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi: 21-25 January 2022
  • Dubai Exhibition Center, Dubai Expo 2020: 26-29 January 2022

Berklee Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

USA Pavilion, Dubai Expo 2020

Portrait of a Nation II Exhibition, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

Dubai Exhibition Center, Dubai Expo 2020

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