ArtintheCity's Art Alert 1 October 2011
ArtintheCity Newsletter ART ALERT ISSUE #20 01/10/2011
Festivals & theatre this October!
This October is a flurry of activity thanks to a range of festivals in the UAE and Qatar celebrating culture in all its forms. First up is the fifth edition of the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre, which kicks off today and runs till 10 October. Supported by Dubai Culture, the festival will promote emerging theatre talent in the UAE.
Organised by The Fridge another theatrical event, 'Cirque Du Souq', will bring together spectacular dance, acrobatics, live original music and breathtaking aerial acts to Dubai. 'Cirque Du Souq' will take place on the 7 and 8 October at the Madinat Theatre.
The world of film will be set alight in the UAE from the 13 - 22 October as Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011 kicks off. The programme has recently been announced and you can now plan out your busy film-going schedules, from rare science fiction masterpieces to cutting edge documentaries.
Over in Doha, Katara Cultural Village will host Qatar's first ever Latin American Cultural Festival from the 6 - 15 October. It will showcase some of the best in Latin American dance, film and music, bringing together over 230 artists and performers from nine different South American countries.
Qatar Museums Authority is also organising a show entitled 'The Arab Games Exhibition' which will open at QMA Gallery in Katara on 4 October. The exhibition will coincide with the twelth edition of the Arab Games to be held in Qatar and will chronicle the evolution of the Games since their inception in Alexandria, Egypt back in 1953.
Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre (DFYT) will return from 1 – 10 October, 2011, for its 5th edition, and promises to build on the success of previous editions, continuing to promote youth...
An Arabian inspired aerial spectacular. Prepare to have your breath taken away, as you enter a magical and awe- inspiring realm of flying tanoura dancers, daring acrobats and floating spheres, enhanced by alluring arabian flair. Combining the extraordinary talents of world class international performers....
The fifth annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), which will take place from 13 – 22 October 2011, has announced its stellar programme. Over the course of the festival over 200 films representing 43 countries will be...
Katara, the Cultural Village offering an integrated cultural landmark for arts and culture in Qatar, today announced that it will host the first Latin American Cultural Festival (LACF). The ten-day festival will run from the 6 - 15 October, 2011, and will showcase some of the the best of South American music...
Qatar Museums Authority is organizing “The Arab Games Exhibition” which will open to the public from 4 October – 23 December 2011 at QMA Gallery in Katara, coinciding with the 12th version of the Arab Games to be held in Qatar. The exhibition is an effort of the Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum at Qatar...
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