DUBAI, 13th August, 2023 (WAM) — Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) unveils the 2023 edition of its Dubai Performing Arts Programme, taking place from 20th August to 30th September.
This initiative is a gateway to artistic growth, inviting aspiring talent and art enthusiasts to develop their skills in music playing, singing, directing, and theatrical acting. By nurturing these abilities, the programme contributes to shaping Dubai’s promising creative landscape.
With guidance from a team of performing arts experts, the programme includes innovative training sessions and interactive workshops throughout August and September. This effort aligns with Dubai Culture’s commitment to invest in and empower the youth, thus achieving Dubai’s cultural vision of making the emirate a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent.
Fatma Al Jallaf, Acting Director of the Performing Arts Department at Dubai Culture, affirmed the programme’s importance and role in refining and developing the skills of creatives in the fields of theatre and music, saying, “Theatre serves as a dynamic convergence point for various expressive, musical, and literary arts. Dubai Culture has been dedicated to enhancing this facet, nurturing a vibrant artistic and theatrical scene within Dubai. This commitment has fostered an environment that embraces emerging talent, propelling their growth, skills, and creative concepts. At Dubai Culture, we are also keen to support the music sector and enhance its strength in Dubai through a series of training workshops offered within the programme to hone and develop the participants’ musical skills and enrich their creativity. This programme has become an important platform for cultivating tomorrow’s stars through various workshops aimed at discovering emerging musicians, aiding its creators, and enabling them to reach the level of professionalism, which bolsters the sector locally.”
The Dubai Performing Arts Programme offers specialised workshops in acting, theatrical directing, and musical instruments. Hosted by Dubai Al Ahli Theatre, Dubai National Theatre, the workshops dive into the theatrical scene, discussing methods of selecting and analysing theatrical scripts, in addition to focusing on the art of managing actors and preparing production costs and schedules for the completion of the theatrical performances. The programme’s agenda also includes 4 workshops specialised in the arts of playing musical instruments, hosted by Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children, all of which focus on enhancing participants’ knowledge. For instance, the violin workshop delves into Western and Arabic scales as well as special exercises to learn violin playing techniques. The Oud workshop presents a series of special exercises to strengthen and develop oud playing skills as well as introductions to Umm Kulthum’s music. The piano workshops cover right- and left-hand techniques and Arabic melodies. Arabic singing includes voice exercises, maqam, group arrangements, and local folk arts introduction.