Campus & Community articles filed under 'Performing Arts'

  1. Holoscenes Art Installation at NYU Abu Dhabi

    The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi presents Holoscenes, a large-scale performance-installation that embodies the trauma of flooding and widely shared concern of global climate change.

  2. Campus Transformed Into Cardboard City

    Campus Transformed Into Cardboard City

    By Janice Liu, NYUAD Public Affairs

    Imagine thousands and thousands of cardboard boxes as building materials used to create your ideal fantasy city, then knocking them all down into a "gloriously chaotic heap of cardboard rubble." We Built This City is an interactive play by Polyglot Theatre that allows children and adults alike to get creative, playing the role of the performer, creator, audience and architect.

  3. An Evening With Toshi Reagon

    Artist Talk With Toshi Reagon

    By Andy Gregory, NYUAD Public Affairs

    American songwriter and performance artist Toshi Reagon has some sound advice for aspiring writers at NYU Abu Dhabi: Find someone trustworthy to collaborate with, don't be afraid to go back to the drawing board when something's not working, and never ever dismiss an idea.

  4. Arts Center Unveils Next Season's lineup

    Arts Center Announces Inaugural Season Lineup

    "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.” - Bill Bragin, Arts Center Executive Artistic Director.

  5. How I Became Legally and Spiritually Blonde

    How I Became Legally (but not literally) Blonde

    By Alana Barraj, Assistant Director of Administration, Arts & Humanities

    Are you dying your hair or wearing a wig? That's all I heard during the first month of rehearsal for Abu Dhabi Choral Group’s production Legally Blonde: The Musical. In fact, the questions started mere minutes after I shared the good news about winning the role of Elle Woods after a gut wrenching, nausea inducing, ten-day audition process.

  6. Student Production of M.D. (or the whale) Showcases Experimental Take on Melville's Moby-Dick

    Student Production of M.D. (or the whale) Showcases Experimental Take on Melville's Moby-Dick

    The NYU Abu Dhabi student production of M.D. (or the whale) summoned crowds of theatergoers to Manarat Al Saadiyat earlier this month. A collaboration between Witness Relocation, a New York City-based theater and dance company, and NYUAD students, M.D. (or the whale) wove together dance, wrestling, music, and video projection in a revolutionary exploration of daily life on Captain Ahab's ship in Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick.

  7. NYUAD Student Film Screened At Zumeff For Third Year Running

    NYUAD Student Film Screened at ZUMEFF for Third Year Running

    For the third consecutive year, an NYU Abu Dhabi student's work has been screened at the Zayed University Middle East Film Festival (ZUMEFF), now in its fourth year. Sophomore Nikolai Kozak's film, Saudade, was selected for the Narrative category at the Festival, which was held on the Zayed University campus on April 29.

  8. NYUAD Students Perform The Odyssey

    NYUAD Students Perform The Odyssey

    April 18 marked the long-awaited opening night of NYU Abu Dhabi's student-led production of The Odyssey, adapted and directed by NYUAD Associate Professor of Theater Rubén Polendo. Performed at Manarat al Saadiyat, the show was the collaborative effort of student actors as well as artists, directors, and producers from both NYUAD and Theater Mitu, Polendo's professional theater company.

  9. NYUAD Music Performance Program Holds Final Concert of Semester

    As the NYU Abu Dhabi student body began its last week of classes before sitting final exams and heading off for winter break, the members of the University's music performance program readied their instruments one last time for "Invocation," the final concert of the fall semester. All 10 of the University's burgeoning ensembles performed repertoire dedicated to the theme of ritual, prayer, art, and the sacred. Opening with the classic, "The Prayer," and closing with a tutti performance of "O Sifuni Mungu," the concert featured such hits as "When You Believe" and "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," as well as selections from Keith Thompson's musical, God Lives in Glass.

  10. Polendo's Death of a Salesman Deemed "Edifying" by The National

    Polendo's Death of a Salesman Deemed "Edifying" by The National

    "The play is most definitely memorable," said The National's Hugo Berger of NYUAD Associate Professor of Theater Rubén Polendo's production of Death of a Salesman. The show, which ran for three nights at the end of November, was put on by Theater Mitu — Polendo's New York-based theater company — at the University's downtown campus and was a reinterpretation of Arthur Miller's classic play.

  11. NYUAD and NYU Students to Perform Together, 7,000 Miles Apart

    Technology can really make the world feel small. And for NYUAD and NYU students taking part in the ResoNations Education Session — a component of the Innovation Talks Symposium III at the United Nations Headquarters — physical distance will all but disappear as they perform together during a master class, despite being 7,000 miles apart.