Here is the programme for Season 8 for The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

Enjoy live talks, dance shows, story-telling and theatre performances.

PARTNER CONTENT: The news we have all been waiting for; The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has released details to is Season 8 programme.

From live conversations to stunning theatrical performances, the lineup is shaping to be the biggest and best programme to date.

Here are all the shows from The Arts Center at NYUAD Season 8 programme.


Movement by Meklit Hadero + Freek, Ghaliaa Chaker & Cromwell Ojeda



International and local stories of migration collide in a multimedia live music concert taking place at The Red Theater on 8 September at 7.30pm. Movement LIVE combines the energy of a concert with the intimacy of storytelling, complete with rich visuals and immersive sound design, in a podcast come to life.


Set and Reset/Reset and Last Shelter by CanDoCo (with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels)


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Experience intimacy, virtuosity, and precision embodied in movement by the world’s foremost inclusive dance company at The Red Theater at 17 September at 7.30pm.


Al Raheel | Departure by Reem Almenhali & Joanna Settle


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Award winning director Joanna Settle and NYUAD Alumni Reem Almenhali present a revival of the 2020 theater production at The Black Box that explores the depth and diversity of life as a woman in the UAE. Weaving rich Arabic and English language poetry with a backdrop of images and movement, Al Raheel | Departure explores womanhood and the future. It reflects on a body that stays while a world changes. Catch the show from 29 September to 1 October at 7.30pm and on 2 October at 3pm.


CinemaNa: Daughters of Abdul-Rahman by Zaid Abu Hamdan



Head to The Blue Hall on 3 October at 7.30pm and enjoy A live conversation with Jordanian filmmaker Zaid Abu Hamdan, accompanied by his film, Daughters of Abdul-Rahman.


Cosmic Music: A Contemporary Exploration into the Music of John and Alice Coltrane


Acclaimed saxophonist Ravi Coltrane takes to The Red Theater stage on 6 October at 7.30pm and reimagines the spiritual and ecstatic music of two jazz pioneers.


What The Day Owes To The Night (Ce Que Le Jour Doit A La Nuit) by Cie Hervé Koubi (with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels)


Contemporary and Urban Dance: What The Day Owes To The Night is an extraordinary whirlwind of movement blending contemporary and urban dance with martial arts. Be amazed at The Red Theater 26 October at 7.30pm.


Soul, Jazz, and Latin Pop concert by Raul Midón and Alex Cuba


Making their UAE debut, Raul Midón and Alex Cuba provide an evening of soul, jazz, and Latin pop sounds, featuring solo and duet sets at The East Plaza at 3 November at 7.30pm.


CinemaNa: Huda’s Salon by Hany Abu-Assad


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Enjoy A live conversation with Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, accompanied by his film, Huda’s Salon at The Blue Hall on 7 November at 7.30pm.


UAE National Day Celebration: Hekayah | The Story



Bringing together poets, singers, and musicians, Hekayah | The Story will celebrate UAE National Day at The East Plaza on 28 November at 7.30pm.


Barzakh Festival 2023 Day 1


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GRAMMY Award winning jazz and minimalist music that draws from ancient Urdu poetry meets propulsive Algerian Saharan rhythms in an exciting cross-boundary musical conversation. Day 1 of Barzakh Festival features Arooj Aftab (Pakistan/US) and Lemma (Algeria) at The East Plaza on 3 February at 7.30pm.


Barzakh Festival 2023 Day 2



Day 2 of Barzakh Festival features Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuela) and Sahra Halgan (Somaliland) at The East Plaza on 4 February at 7.30pm. Psych rock infused traditional songs of Somaliland meets Venezuelan Afro-Soul Tambor in an exciting showcase of cultural traditions.


The Last Ward by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre


Dance blends with theater in this highly-visual performance that reflects on the universal experience of facing death at The Red Theater on 10 February at 7.30pm.


 Rachmaninoff 150th Anniversary Celebration, Piano Recital by Yiannis Potamousis


Celebrating the 150th anniversary of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ioannis Potamousis presents a solo piano programme featuring Rachmaninoff’s miniature and larger compositions side by side with composers that inspired him: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Chopin at The Blue Hall on 27 February at 7.30pm.


FIQ!- Groupe Acrobatique de Tange


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A circus performance by Morocco’s Groupe Acrobatque de Tangers titled FIQ! An otherworldly collection of acrobatic feats, figures, colours, music, sketches, headspins, and choreography explode in a colorful visual world created by Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj at The Red Theater on 27, 29 and 30 April at 3pm.


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