Cutting-edge electronic music, video and sound art, and improvisation.
Spoken word done right
The acclaimed pianist expands the classic jazz tradition adding contemporary harmonies, unstoppable grooves, and a contagious sense of fun.
Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Following a denial of pregnancy, she finds herself illegally giving birth to a baby out of wedlock.
Live animated graphic novel performed, filmed, and scored in real time
Abu Dhabi Festival Youth Orchestra – launches with a special concert by the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Sxip hosts an idiosyncratic lineup of UAE-based artists which will surprise and delight in a celebration of the local arts community.
A dystopian story of a young strong-willed girl, Hayat, who lives in a poor fishing village governed by tradition in which every family must give one daughter to the sea creatures.
Composer Sxip Shirey and choreographer Coco Karol lead the audience through an immersive choral experience.
A more creative world – ten minutes at a time!
A monstrously funny show that will leave you in stitches.
Stories of Reinvention
A fresh and rich program of contemporary classical music recitals by faculty from NYU Abu Dhabi’s Music Program.
A piano recital featuring Ioannis Potamousis with guest pianists: Elizabeth Han, Matthew Quayle, and Christos Plachouras, performing works by Beethoven, Koumendakis, Liszt, and Wilberg.
A musical meeting place of genre-shattering artists in a new single night, multi-stage format.
Contemporary Performance from the UAE
Internationally acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt performs Beethoven, Franck, and Liszt.
Hekayah | The Story brings together poets, singers, and musicians.
Talal Derki returns to his homeland, where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life over two years.
Multimedia concert by visionary guitarist and composer
Francesco De Gregori performs the hits that made him one of Italy's most successful artists of all time.
A man experiences a physical and emotional toll when he returns home after spending 15 years in an Israeli jail.
Two masterpieces by one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century