UK-based percussionist Sarathy Korwar works in collaboration with NYU Abu Dhabi students and UAE-based artists to create new music and reach a new international audience.
Children of all ages will be delighted to join in the creative process as two dancers paint on air, immersing the audience in a colorful environment made of music and digital images in which the children play.
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.
A Contemporary Arab Cinema series presented by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program in partnership with The Arts Center and Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
A magical musical meeting of Raman's enigmatic songs with ecstatic Sufi qawwali, a string quartet, orchestral percussion, and hypnotic grooves.
World Premiere commissioned by The Arts Center.
Toshi Reagon’s expansive vision of sonic Americana inspires audiences with BIGLovely’s big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, sacred, and funk.
Exploding the form of an opera, a mesmerizing theatrical work of rare power and beauty that reveals deep insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization.
Olivier Kemeid’s version of Virgil’s classic tale shifts Aeneas’s search for a homeland into the modern world of revolution and migration.
A lovely, haunting meditation on human connection and disconnection, performed in complete collaboration with the audience.
Poets, songwriters, and musicians celebrate the UAE’s cultural diversity and explore their heritage.
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.