A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.Read more "THE WOLVES"
Dubai and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Happy New Year! We wish you and ourselves many exciting, exhilarating and thought-provoking performances in 2021! This monthly overview will help you to find live or online performance to visit in January in or via one of the UAE venues. We are publishing our overview later than usual (as our […]Read more "Dance and Theatre in January"
The Accused – a play by Jeffrey Archer Written by Vaida Wippermann Theatre stage performance is one of the art forms that has the most intimate connection with the audience. H72 Production, the largest community theatre group in the UAE, is bringing this connection to the next level. The courtroom drama The Accused by Jeffrey […]Read more "Courtroom Drama on Dubai’s Stage"
Enjoyed around the world, the Theatre for Very Young is this month in Dubai June is generous for both – dance and theatre! Performances for tots, schoolchildren and general audience – all available throughout the month at various venues of Dubai. Our special attention goes to three productions: the Colourful Games – a live dance- […]Read more "Dance and Theatre in June"
by Monika Jašinskaitė “Dansema’s productions are restructured experiences that help introduce brand-new spectators to art and entertainment.” Donald Hutera, “The Times” Introduction When we say that we present the theatre for babies, we mostly get two types of reactions – an enthusiastic “finally my baby’s got to experience a real theatre!”, or wondering “why would […]Read more "Performances for Infants by Dansema and Birutė Banevičiūtė"
A Heartbreaking Chronicles of British Railway Written by Vaida Wippermann This May, Dubai Drama Group (DDG) is returning to stage with the contemporary topic and the first verbatim theatre production, where the script is constructed from the testimonies of witnesses of the real event – the denationalization of British Railways. It is also the first […]Read more "The Permanent Way"
A Creative Bridge Between Spanish and Emirati Cultures Written by Vaida Wippermann In a world divided by borders and differences, we long to find something in common that would bring us closer. María José R. Escolar and Fernando López Rodríguez, two Spanish artists residing in the UAE decided to blur this fine line between countries, […]Read more "Installation – Performance “The Trip”"
Dance and Theatre in May From now on, we introduce “A Pick of the Month: Dance” and a “Pick of the Month: Theatre”. This month, it is a contemporary dance performance ANSAF by Sima Dance Company, performed for the first time at the place of its birth – Sima Performing Arts, and a play The […]Read more "More contemporary dance at Sima Performing Arts and an exciting theatre premier at Warehouse Four in Al Quoz"
Written by Vaida Wippermann & Beata Stankevic Something significant happened in the dance scene of Dubai in recent weeks – the premiere of a triple bill contemporary dance performance. Three new works have been presented to the audience: “Sentience” by Elizabeth Stott, “1000 Feet” by Tomomi Aramaki and “The Fall” by Lana Fahmi. (More about […]Read more "THREE DANCE ARTISTS WHO SHAPE THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE OF DUBAI"
The April program stands for “less is more”: we will see less performances, but they will be more diverse, unusual, innovative. First, the contemporary dance is “back in town”! Sima Performing Arts has presented a long awaited premier of a dance performance – a combined debut of three female choreographers. This Triple Bill is our […]Read more "April shines with contemporary dance and one-on-one digital theatre experience"
“I would like those people who have never seen dance to come and watch it. I want my work to be one step closer towards more people to acknowledge, understand and love dance.” — Lana Fahmi (dancer and choreographer of “The Fall) When the stages in the whole world are dreaming to reopen, we are […]Read more "CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE: TRIPLE BILL PREMIERE"