New York University Abu Dhabi's Arts Centre has announced its Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 line-up of music, theatre, dance, poetry, film, and family programmes.
Curated to form a collective tapestry of artistically adventurous experiences, each free and public event, from dance with a scientific twist and songs from post-Independence West Africa, to a Korean laptop ensemble and Arabic jazz, will be held at the University's Saadiyat Island campus.
Leading the creation of the public arts community at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYUAD Arts Centre Executive Artistic Director, Bill Bragin, said, "Abu Dhabi is an incredible nexus of north and south, east and west, a really cosmopolitan city that is investing in arts and culture as part of its identity. At NYU Abu Dhabi, we are looking to be a part of this dynamic and transformative effort by building an arts destination and a cultural sector for Abu Dhabi and the region, by shaping and redefining the arts and by making them accessible. We are thrilled that our first full season will include some of the world's most influential master artists, alongside innovative artists from younger generations, nearly all of whom will be performing in the UAE for the very first time."
Bragin said that the 2015-16 programme was developed to foster relationships between performing artists and the city by encouraging active involvement between artist and audiences. In addition to their public performances, visiting artists will engage in other activities designed to engage with the local community and build local capacity, such as guest teaching sessions at NYUAD, leading master classes and workshops, and giving artist talks.
Reservations for free tickets will be opened approximately one month prior to most events.