Louvre Abu Dhabi’s First Annual Rain of Light Festival Ends with The Nile Men in the Circle Performance
Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first annual Rain of Light Festival ended on a high note with a spectacular performance of The Nile Men in the Circle by Medhat Fawzy Centre. The
five-day festival, which celebrated the museum’s architecture with different events taking place across the museum city, saw performances from around the world, as well as workshops and tours for all ages.
The performances included the Royal Ballet of Cambodia ballet titled Metamorphosis:
The Ghost Project by magician Etienne Saglio; a Battle of styles dance battle that saw different forms of dance compete against each other under the museum’s iconic dome:
A sold-out concert by Franco-Moroccan artist Hindi Zahra, performing from her latest album Homeland:
Medhat Fawzy Centre performing The Nile Men in the Circle, a traditional ancient Egyptian dance:
La Transumante performance by Johann Le Guillerm:
Traditional Al Ayyala dancing from the UAE:
Visitors learned different types of dance through workshops with Battle of Styles and The Nile Men in the Circle dancers, and had the chance to draw sketches of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia dancers as part of a drawing workshop under the dome.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Created by an exceptional agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France, Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by Jean Nouvel and opened on Saadiyat Island in
November 2017. The museum is inspired by traditional Islamic architecture and its monumental dome creates a rain of light effect and a unique social space that brings people together.
Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates the universal creativity of mankind and invites audiences to see humanity in a new light. Through its innovative curatorial approach, the museum focuses on building understanding across cultures: through stories of human creativity that transcend civilisations, geographies and times.
The museum’s growing collection is unparalleled in the region and spans thousands of years of human history, including prehistoric tools, artefacts, religious texts, iconic paintings and contemporary artworks. The permanent collection is supplemented by rotating loans from 13 French partner institutions, regional and international museums.
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