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Alice in Won­der­land, a bal­let ren­di­tion of the clas­sic fairy tale will be per­formed at Duc­tac on Jan­uary 19. Young bal­leri­nas and male dancers of the 130 Bal­let Cen­tre will make a point with their pointes – all pro­ceeds from the shows will be do­nated to Breast Friends, un­der Al Jalila Foun­da­tion’s cancer re­search arm. The chore­og­ra­phy will com­bine clas­si­cal bal­let with tap and mod­ern dance trans­port view­ers to Lewis Car­roll’s Won­der­land. Shows twice a day at 3pm and 6pm; tick­ets from Dh125 at duc­tac.org.

The 10-minute play com­pe­ti­tion Short+Sweet is hap­pen­ing at the The Arts Cen­tre at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) on Jan­uary 19 and 20. The the­atre fes­ti­val is a plat­form for lo­cal ac­tors, writ­ers, and di­rec­tors to show­case their ex­per­i­men­tal work. You can catch per­for­mances of the com­pe­ti­tion’s top 10 plays on Fri­day and Satur­day with an ad­di­tional wild­card per­for­mance at 3pm on Satur­day. Tick­ets from Dh105 at nyuad-arts­cen­ter.org.

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