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Must-See Events at Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2018

Louvre Abu Dhabi is rolling out an impressive line-up of cultural events and performances to mark its inaugural season. Here’s what visitors can look forward to in the coming months…

Court dances of the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta

The Court dances of the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta will perform a slow-paced elegant dance that combines Indian, Islamic and Indonesian touches dating back as far as the 7th century.

Date: February 2-3

Credit: Louvre Abu Dhabi

Humanity in the Poetry of the Late Sheikh Zayed

As part of the celebrations for the Year of Zayed, the museum will host a discussion focusing on the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s poetry related to human civilisation and peace.

Date: February 21

A Tree and A Boy (Puppet show)

In March, a dazzling puppet show presented by Korean theatre company Thebefu will take place in the museum’s auditorium for children and families. The show will tell the story of a tree and a boy as they go through the natural phases of life.

Date: March 15-17

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Bach Solo by Shantala Shivalingappa and Sonia Wider-Atherton

Dancer Shantala Shivalingappa will collaborate with world renowned cellist Sonia Wider-Atherton in a dual performance combining music and movement to stunning effect.

Date: March 30-31


Shantala will return in April with with Swayambhu, a recital of five pieces, dedicated to five different stories-characters-energies from Hindu mythology.

Date: April 5-6

Via Sophiatown

Dynamic dances by South African band Via Sophiatown will combine step-dancing and hip-hop accompanied by three live jazz musicians.

Date: April 19-21


Love and Revenge

Concluding the events season will be a concert of popular Arab throwback music with a modern twist by Lebanese hip-hop enthusiast Rayess Bek, and visual artist La Mirza in Love and Revenge. One mixes Arab popular songs while the other puts into movement extracts of Cairo golden age studios… it’s one not to miss.

Date: May 2-3


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