Dubai International Academy to host International Schools Theatre Association Festival
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 2 November 2017: Dubai International Academy today announced that it will be hosting the ‘International Schools Theatre Association Festival’ from 2 – 4 November on the theme of ‘Third Culture Identity’.
Sol Abiad, a renowned professional theatre practitioner and Professor of Drama at Paris Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, will lead a series of practical workshops exploring the impact of multicultural Dubai.
The festival aims to explore how young individuals can use their own experiences of multiculturalism to make a difference through theatre. The theme was chosen to encourage the embracing of similarities amongst individuals in an ever-growing diverse world, and aims to teach students how to explore concepts such as identity and tolerance.
Commenting on the event, Ms. Pratibha Rao, Principal at DIA said: “Our students come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds – these workshops will help them in exploring a unifying factor amongst themselves. At DIA, we strongly believe in providing our students with a holistic and world-class international education that will enable them to succeed not only academically, but also create well-rounded individuals who can contribute to the betterment of society”.
Dubai International Academy is a KHDA ‘Outstanding’ IB continuum school of Innoventures Education. DIA students’ accomplishments extend beyond academic excellence to achievements in Model United Nations, sports, art, music, drama, robotics, film making and a number of student initiated community service projects.
About Innoventures Education
Innoventures Education was established in 2004 with the vision of providing world-class education to Dubai. Dubai International Academy opened in 2005 and within a few years it has been established as one of the premier international schools in Dubai.
In 2010, Innoventures Education took over the management of the Raffles Schools and Nurseries in Dubai and added nine Raffles nurseries to its portfolio. Collegiate American School, a premium international school that offers the best of American education with a curriculum based on the American Common Core Standards, was launched in 2011.
Innoventures Education also manages Burj Day Care Nursery located in Arabian Ranches-2.
Today over 7,000 pupils from over 100 countries are guided by 1,100 teachers and administrators, adopting a global approach to education making it a significant stakeholder in the education sector in Dubai.