The Biggest Day in UAE Performing Arts is … Tuesday?

The Biggest Day in UAE Performing Arts is … Tuesday?

How did this happen? There is a Tuesday – a Tuesday of all days – packed with shows in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Not major concerts either: performance arts – professional and amateur, touring and local, small and large. It seems that the UAE has finally hit maturity in its arts scene. Ok…...

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Dissecting Cats – Where the Media & Dubai Opera Went Wrong

Dissecting Cats – Where the Media & Dubai Opera Went Wrong

Cats has just finished its run at the Dubai Opera. Emma, Qassab and I (Phil) saw it, we’ve heard other people’s opinions (both expert and pedestrian), and while it’s not all negative, there are common threads between all the reviews. There were obvious technical faults and issues (e.g. the sound levels)....

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Six Reasons 2016 Was A Good Year … for UAE Theatre

Six Reasons 2016 Was A Good Year … for UAE Theatre

Consensus seems to suggest 2016 was a terrible year for the world. A year of transition from an old standard, to a new era. Theatre in the UAE was definitely in transition this year, but terrible? No… it was quite a good year. The landscape for theatre and the level...

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