Rain of Light festival returns
A VISIT TO the Louvre Abu Dhabi is always a joy, but this December it will be even more exciting than usual.
The Rain of Light Festival will be held from December 11 to 15 at the Saadiyat
Island museum. Featuring traditional dance and music, dance battles and street art performances, the annual performing arts festival has been created to mark the second cultural season of the museum, A
World of Exchanges, and also celebrate the architectural beauty of Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The programme features a mix of free and ticketed performances.
The line-up includes a traditional Khmer dance performance by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, a show from juggler and magician Etienne Saglio called The Ghost Project, singer Hindi Zahra performing her latest album Homeland, an ancient Egyptian dance from the Medhat Fawzy Centre and a visual display from innovator Johann Le Guillerm that will see 300 wooden blocks transform hour after hour, held together only by the pressure of the structure itself. “Shortly after our one-year anniversary celebrations, the Rain of Light festival aims to extend the cross-cultural dialogue that Louvre Abu Dhabi promotes within its galleries, by bringing this dialogue to life through a series of performances taking over various spaces under the dome,” says Manuel Rabat, director of Louvre Abu Dhabi.
“As a museum, we do not only celebrate ancient cultures, but also contemporary creativity from around the world and across art forms.”
Ticketed performances are Dhs100 per person, with a 20 percent discount for Art Club Members, UAE military, visitors aged between Àve to 22 and UAE teachers.
→ Prices vary. Dec 11-15. Louvre
Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Island (600 565566).
“It will celebrate cultures and the beauty of the Louvre”