Dubai and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Murmur 2.0 by Aakash Odedra Company | Contemporary Dance
NOVEMBER 11, 8.00pm | Online | The Arts Center NYUAD | Our TOP PICK

*Photo courtesy of NYUAD The Arts Center.

The performance Murmur 2.0 explores Aakash’s battles with dyslexia and how the world around him responded to his perceived disability. The piece examines how the misconceptions of dyslexia can be revealed through visual design, light, sound, and movement.

The streamed performance will be followed by a live Q&A. Aakash Odedra discusses the process and creation of the work. The panel will also answer questions raised by the audience.

#JeSuis by Aakash Odedra Company | Contemporary Dance
NOVEMBER 12, 8.00pm | Online | The Arts Center NYUAD |Our TOP PICK

*Photo courtesy of NYUAD The Arts Center.

Wrapped up in issues of displacement, refuge, and instability, both politically and geographically, the performance #JeSuis portrays frustrations of life in a homeland that doesn’t know the meaning of “home” anymore. A place where people continually struggle for a sense of peace. Where freedoms and choices are becoming luxuries.

The streamed performance will be followed by a live Q&A where Aakash Odedra discusses the process and creation of the work. The panel will also answer questions raised by the audience.

Frederick by Culture Emulsion | Comedy Theatre | In French
NOVEMBER 5 – 7, 8.00pm | The Junction | Tickets: 100 AED

*Photo courtesy of The Junction Dubai.

Theater within theater, or how to choose between fiction and reality, love that you live or love that you dream, stage or life?
Frédérick Lemaître was the star actor of the Romantic era and fascinated Paris with the strength of his acting. Close to the people and democratic ideals, fighting against censorship, he refused a proposal from the Comédie-Française to stay at the Théâtre des Folies- Dramatic, boulevard du Crime. Unfortunately, the play he has to play, L’Auberge des Adrets, is a bad melodrama that promises to be a failure. Brilliantly, Frédérick will make fun of it by interpreting it as a farce. Extravagant, revolutionary, seductive, libertine, Frédérick seems ready for anything but love. However, one evening he receives a visit from Berenice, a magnificent and mysterious young woman who attends all the performances. Upset, he will have to choose between fiction and reality. Dreamed love or lived love? The stage or the “real” life?

My first ticket to Coppélia by Art For All| Ballet | Young audiences
NOVEMBER 6 – 7, 11.00am / 3.00pm | The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates | Tickets: from 75 AED

*Photo courtesy of The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates

My First Ticket to Coppélia is a professional 60-minute production of the classic, created for young audiences as an introduction to the world of ballet.

Coppelia is a classical love story about a girl who sits on her balcony all day reading and never speaking to anyone. A boy named Franz falls deeply in love with her and wants to marry her, even though he is already engaged to another woman. His fiance, Swanhilda becomes very jealous. She discovers that Coppelia isn’t real – and is a doll that belongs to eccentric Doctor Coppelius, a mad scientist. Swanhilda impersonates the doll to win back Franz.

Qui A Peur De Virginia Woolf? by Culture Emulsion | Comedy Theatre | In French
NOVEMBER 11 – 14, 9.30pm | The Junction | Tickets: 150 AED

*Photo courtesy of The Junction.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a play about the troubled marriage of a middle-aged couple named Martha and George. The play critiques the idea of the perfect American family and challenges social expectations about life, love and family. Four players, 2 couples, a secret to discover: with sarcastic spikes, verbal fist, George, Martha, Nick and Honey clash until exhaustion. The masks fall, the acidic remarks fuse and the couples reflect … the night stops and becomes immutable, the time is paralyzed as on a stage of the theatre. Directed by Stéphane BRISMONTIER.

Reservoir Dogs by H72 Productions | Thriller
NOVEMBER 18 – 21, 7.30pm | The Junction | Tickets: 100 AED

*Photo courtesy of The Junction.

A dark action thriller about 6 men who pull off a bank heist only to find out that one them may be a police officer. As time runs out, they must figure out which one of them cannot be trusted. Directed by Satyen Chandiramani.

Flamenco Passion I Dance
NOVEMBER 11, 8.00pm | Dubai Opera | Tickets: from 175 AED

*Photo courtesy of Dubai Opera.

Flamenco Passion De Lucia a Camarón is a nod to legendary guitarist Paco de Lucía and vocalist Camarón de la Isla who turned flamenco on its head when they joined forces in the late 60s, with a jazzy sensibility that helped welcome Latin rhythms and rumba licks into the repertoire. A modern flamenco ensemble mixing elements of various genres into powerful performance while ensuring rich harmonies of original elements of flamenco and fusing them with the other current styles.

Swan Lake by Moscow City Ballet | Ballet
NOVEMBER 26 – 28, 2.00pm / 8.00pm | Dubai Opera | Tickets: from 300 AED

*Photo courtesy of Dubai Opera.

Swan Lake is a signature piece of Moscow City Ballet’s repertoire. The epic story of Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for Odette, Queen of the Swans, is brought to life in all its original splendour by Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful score.

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