Welcome to the world of Short+Sweet. A more creative world – ten-minutes at a time!
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.
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 Thursday, Mar 1 @ 7:30pm | RAM, The Ex + Fendika, and Al Nuban Folklore Troupe on Friday, Mar 2 @ 6:30pm
5 bands over 2 days: Batida and 47SOUL on Thursday, Mar 1 @ 7:30pm |
RAM, The Ex + Fendika, and Al Nuban Folklore Troupe on Friday, Mar 2 @ 6:30pm
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.
What does “home” mean and what will we do to protect it?
The new play Noura challenges our notions of belonging, shame, and sacrifice through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants in New York.