Contemporary dance show explores life in conflict at NYUAD

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  • contemporary dance show explores life in conflict at nyuad

Thu 25-01-2018 15:16 PM

ABU DHABI, 25th January, 2018 (WAM) — The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, has announced the return of the Aakash Odedra Company with the world premiere of its topical contemporary dance show ‘#JeSuis’ from 7th to 9th February.

Working with a group of Turkish dancers, #JeSuis was inspired by their collective responses to misinterpretations of their motherland by the media. The performance is wrapped up in wider issues including refuge, instability and displacement, both politically and geographically; it explores the collective frustrations of life in homelands under conflict, where the meaning of “home” seems at risk.


Hosted in the Black Box at the Arts Centre, this performance is one of the closing events of the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration in partnership with the British Council.

Aakash, who recently arrived in Abu Dhabi, said, “It is a great pleasure to be working in an environment with people from all corners of the world; I feel this diversity will allow for platforms of positive discourse to take place through our medium of dance-theatre.”

WAM/Nour Salman/MOHD AAMIR

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