The Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic shines a spotlight on some of the UAE’s most talented established and up-and-coming spoken word and performing artists.
One of the African continent’s most influential figures reimagines The Talking Heads' classic 1980 album, with electrifying rhythms, African guitars, and layered backing vocals.
This Academy Award-nominated film is Shakespearean in its scope and themes - revenge, loyalty, hope, and despair.
A new ensemble work choreographed by Aakash Odedra exploring the relevance of a life in conflict.
Kronos Quartet combine a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagine the string quartet experience.
5 bands over 2 days: 47SOUL and Pedro Coquenão / Batida on Wednesday, Feb 28 @ 7:30pm | RAM, The Ex + Fendika, and Al Nuban Folklore Troupe on Thursday, Mar 1 @ 7:30pm
5 bands over 2 days: Batida and 47SOUL on Wednesday, Feb 28 @ 7:30pm |
RAM, The Ex + Fendika, and Al Nuban Folklore Troupe on Thursday, Mar 1 @ 7:30pm
Through a clever mix of stop-motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel."
The hybridization of art and science, mixing subjects and genres, and even fact and fiction.
Explore date palm genetics mysteries, robotic oryxes, trans-humanism, interspecies dialogues, and much more.
Dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing in Hindu and Sufi thought—to connect the human with the transcendent and reveal mysteries within the self, choreographed by Aparna Ramaswamy and Ranee Ramaswamy. Composer Amir ElSaffar leads a musical ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz, and Carnatic instruments.
An epic evening of the complete Bach concertos for two, three and four pianos performed by masters and prodigies from the esteemed Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Belgium. Part of The Abu Dhabi Festival Recital Series.
A moving sound installation sharing oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens.