On the occasion of Linda G. Mills's inauguration as the 17th President of NYU
The Arts Center - Building a performing arts community on Saadiyat Island (Akkadia Press, 2021) marks the growth and development of The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi across its first seven years, as it heads to becoming a cornerstone for the arts in Abu Dhabi. The book depicts our definition-defying highlights in music, theater, dance, film, poetry, family programs, and interdisciplinary performances and tracks our journey to become a beacon on the international arts landscape, firmly rooted in Abu Dhabi but with a global reach. It includes a series of essays, anecdotes, and quotes from a variety of prominent members of our community, including Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, and Vice Chancellor at NYU Abu Dhabi Mariët Westermann, each sharing stories of how The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi has impacted the local arts scene.
A reception (from 5:30-6pm) will precede the formal program, which will begin promptly at 6pm with a short performance:
The Gauntlet: Faraway Together (Reduction) Composed by Sxip Shirey Libretto by Coco Karol and Sxip Shirey based on movement interviews conducted by Karol Vocalists: Priya Darshini, Raquel Klein, Anaïs Maviel, Nathan Repatz, and Lacy Rose
Welcoming Remarks Linda G. Mills, President, NYU
Linsey Bostwick, Director, NYU Production Lab; Former Director of Artistic Planning, The Arts Center at NYUAD
Bryan Waterman, Associate Professor of English, NYU; Former Program Head for Literature and Creative Writing and former Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Development, NYUAD
Alia ElKattan, NYUAD ‘20, The Arts Center at NYUAD
Bill Bragin, Executive Artistic Director, The Arts Center at NYUAD
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