Abu Dhabi is preparing to welcome the events of Abu Dhabi Art, which offer visitors an opportunity to discover a variety of artistic experiences through its series of newly commissioned performing arts works. Durub Al Tawaya, a multidisciplinary performing arts programme curated by Tarek Abu Al Fetouh, will feature performances by a number of international artists from November 10 to 19 across the capital.
The fourth edition of Durub Al Tawaya will bring together a series of live performances that reflect on the cosmopolitan character of the city. The programme will present several new commissions in public spaces and across various venues in Abu Dhabi including Saadiyat Island, the Corniche, and Mina Zayed.
A group of international artists were invited to participate in this year’s Durub Al Tawaya among them is Anna Rispoliwill develop a new production on the waterfront of Abu Dhabi, a work that will be anchored on her art engagement performative practice, and artist and musician Raed Yassin, who will compose and perform a new solely acoustic performance in collaboration with traditional Emirati musicians, performing a contemporary adaptation of Lewah traditional art in a concert on Abu Dhabi Corniche.
Other performances within the programme include an Abu Dhabi-based version of the contemporary opera composed by Keiichiro Shibuya that will be performed on the beach by the Japanese virtual humanoid persona Hatsune Miku under the title “THE END on the Beach”, and a new site specific performance at Manarat Al Saadiyat by visual artist Miet Warlop.
The programme will also offer a screening of the critically acclaimed feature film ‘Ship of Theseus’ by Indian director Anand Gandhi, an electronic concert by the Swiss-Lebanese band ‘PRAED’, and a performance by the celebrated Chinese dance company TAO Dance Theater.
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