EDUCATION & community

EDUCATION & community ACTIVITIES

Abu Dhabi Festival presents opportunities for the nation's youth to participate in workshops and training programmes to develop their skills and jumpstart their careers in the creative and cultural industries.

UAE Theatre Circle

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REEM AL MENHALI'S NEW PLAY

"HAMMOUR DOESN'T LEAVE THE CUBICLE"

The satirical play "Hammour Doesn't Leave the Cubicle" uses humor to critique bureaucratic inefficiencies experienced by employees. Rooted in Emirati culture through its workplace references and humor, the play's narrative resonates universally with audiences worldwide.

SUPPORTING CHARTER SCHOOLS

PETER PAN MUSICAL SHOW

Peter Pan, a musical show for 4–11 year-olds, adapted from the world-renowned JM Barrie story and made famous by the classic Disney movie is magically brought to life in UAE Schools. This production of Peter Pan will highlight the importance of sustainability, ecology and environment.

In collaboration with S4K-INTERNATIONAL

FESTIVAL IN FOCUS

OPEN REHEARSALS, EXCLUSIVELY FOR STUDENTS

This is a unique opportunity for students to experience an open rehearsal with world-renowned artists. Students will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at all the work that goes into preparing for a performance, and an opportunity to ask questions and learn from musicians, conductors, dancers, and choreographers. This is a full hour of inspiration and motivation for the UAE’s creative youth.

By invitation only.

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SCHOOL VISITS BY FESTIVAL ARTISTS, STUDENT-EXCLUSIVE

As part of its commitment to nurturing the next generation of young creatives, artists and performers, Abu Dhabi Festival stars will inspire and inform in a series of once-in-a-lifetime performances for students in Abu Dhabi schools. Short interactive performances will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions in an intimate classroom setting.

By invitation only.

FESTIVAL MASTERCLASSES

WITH LAUDED ABU DHABI FESTIVAL ARTISTS

A number of masterclasses seek to empower young people to explore and pursue careers in music. It equips them with the skills and confidence needed to succeed by giving them an extraordinary opportunity to meet and learn first-hand from the internationally acclaimed artists performing at Abu Dhabi Festival.

By invitation only

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RIWAQ AL FIKR ADMAF TALKS

IN CONVERSATION WITH JORDI SAVALL

09 Dec 2023 -NUYAD Black Box

This intimate conversation with one of the world’sleading pioneers in historical music, Jordi Savall, explores the life of amusician. Sharing his experience as a composer, conductor, and performer, aswell as that of a researcher and teacher, this is a rare opportunity to learnfrom one of the architects of the current resurgence of early repertoires.Savall’s career makes him uniquely placed to enlighten and inspire as hecontemplates the meaning of music.

In collaboration with NYU Abu Dhabi

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MUSICOLOGY SERIES: HARMONIZING HOPE: THE RESILIENT JOURNEY OF THE AFGHANISTAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

07 Feb. 2024 - NYUAD Institute

Join us for a fascinating and insightful one-hour talk with Dr Ahmad Sarmast, the Founder and Director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). Covering the history of ANIM, its mission and its tremendous impact on the lives of Afghans, Dr Sarmast has an important story to share. His personal story of resilience and hope in the face of adversity is guaranteed to inspire.

In collaboration with NYU Abu Dhabi

Artists' studio

Jan-Feb. 2024

Interviews with the artists, conducted by members of the Young Media Leaders programme, are recorded and made available as part of our Artist’s Studio initiative, which shares the experiences of world-renowned artists so that young people can learn from the legends.

Young Media Leaders

Jan-Jun. 2024

Established in 2007, Young Media Leaders is a career development initiative by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) that provides ambitious Emirati university students and graduates with hands-on experience, knowledge, insight and understanding of the local, regional and global media industry.