NYU Abu Dhabi launches a virtual culture program for Ramadan
The new programme is part of The Arts Center’s ‘Reconnect’ series
NYU Abu Dhabi and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development has joined hands with Al Burda, a platform for Islamic arts and culture to launch an exceptional virtual program for Ramadan 2020. The programme is prepared with four events, all of which consist of contemplative works to suit quiet evenings at home. The content aspires to allow those participating to embrace the spirit of reflection during Ramadan, has been created by The Arts Center and features a curation of performances from its archives.
Every Wednesday at 21:30, starting this week on Wednesday April 29, the platform will stream a show on Facebook to accommodate Isha and Taraweeh prayers with a celebration of contemporary Islamic arts from the Al Burda Festival. The durational performances to adapt to Ramadan schedules can also be found. The new program is a branch of NYU’s ‘Reconnect’ series, which was introduced to encourage the community in the capital to abide by the government’s stay home initiative whilst giving them a platform to enjoy arts and culture virtually.
Check out the line-up for the Ramadan program below:
•Al Burda Festival, Wednesday, April 29 at 21:30 – filmed in The Red Theater on November 14, 2018.
•Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile: The Abu Dhabi Resonance Square Ritual, Wednesday, May 6 from 9:30pm – 4am – filmed in The Black Box on September 2, 2016.
•Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera: Holoscenes, Wednesday, May 13 from 21:30 – 02:00 – filmed at NYU Abu Dhabi in its Middle East Premiere on November 16, 2016.
•Fathy Salama with Sheikh Mahmoud Tohamy: Sufism vs Modernism, Wednesday, May 20 at 21:30 – filmed in The Red Theater to a sold out crowd on September 26, 2019.
For more information and to tune into the weekly live stream, visit The Arts Center’s Facebook page
• Ramadan 2020
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