‘Narratives of the Place’ show marks Sharjah’s epic journey
Narratives of the Place (Sard Al Makan) will bring together the best artists, performers and playwrights.
Narratives of the Place (Sard Al Makan), an immersive and experiential theatrical performance, which chronicles the history of Sharjah and its extraordinary journey and achievements over the past 50 years, will debut today (Tuesday 25 January) at 9:00 p.m. at Al Majaz Amphitheater in Sharjah.
Organized by Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) and produced by Al Majaz Amphitheater, the grand production will transform Al Majaz Amphitheater into a breathtaking spectacle of engaging visuals, poetry and drama to bring history to life of the emirate, including its historic places, people, and achievements through a blend of poetry and storytelling.
Tales of Place (Sard Al Makan) will be staged on January 25, 26, 28 and 29 and will bring together the best artists, performers and playwrights from the UAE and around the world to document the journey of Sharjah and offer insight into his future.
The show features a team of over 100 famous regional and international artists and a world-renowned stage and production team. Implemented by creative project company Multiple International, in collaboration with The 7 Fingers, the live show will weave together episodes from the emirate’s history to create a captivating narration of Sharjah’s history – its times, its place and its inhabitants.
To ensure the safety of participants, strict preventive measures will be applied in accordance with the efforts of the Government of the United Arab Emirates to curb the spread of COVID-19. Tickets are available at platinumlist.net.
DAY DEDICATED TO EMIRATES TALENTS: The Emirates Airline Literature Festival has announced that the inaugural day of the Festival, February 3, will feature top Emirati writers and speakers in a series of lectures, panel discussions, workshops and poetry performances.
Presented in collaboration with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the Emirati Cultural Day will uncover important topics, including sessions on careers of the future, preserving the past and the stigma of working in the arts. It will feature some of the most sought-after speakers in the UAE, such as Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs; business leader Khalaf Al Habtoor; advisor, artist and author Hala Kazim; and Freej-creator Mohammed Saeed Harib, as well as dynamic literary talents such as Salha Obaid, Jamal Matar and Nadia Alnajjar.
The 14th edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the world’s leading literary festivals and the largest celebration of writing and speech in the Arab world, will take place from February 3 to 13, 2022 at the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City and Habtoor Palace Hotel.
Dr. Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, CEO of Arts and Literature at Dubai Culture, affirmed the importance of Emirati Cultural Day in supporting the creative industry and creative talent in the UAE by showcasing Emirati cultural talent and allowing them to discover the creations of other global talents. He said, “At Dubai Culture, we would like to support the Emirati Cultural Day as an important interactive cultural platform that provides an opportunity for a distinguished group of Emirati talents to share their visions and experiences with a wide and diverse audience. . Through this platform, we also contribute to making culture and art accessible everywhere to everyone, to strengthening the prosperity witnessed by the culture sector in the emirate and to supporting the creative industry and creative talents, in order to consolidate the position of the emirate on the cultural market and map of creativity.
Ahlam Bolooki, Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, said: “A day dedicated to Emirati literature is the best possible start to another fantastic festival celebrating the written and spoken word. Arab and Emirati literature is rich in intellectual wealth, a reflection of our diversity and our heritage. It’s wonderful to see audiences growing in appetite for unique literary and cultural experiences.
The majority of Emirates Day sessions will be held in Arabic, with the exception of a panel exploring what the future of work will look like, titled Careers of the Future, featuring Saeed Al Nizari, Director General of the Federal Authority for youth, and others.
The evening will also host a must-see session with Omar Saif Ghobash in a broad conversation about life, writing and his new book, a work of fiction about his father’s last day.