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CELEBRATE ART AND CULTURE AT THE QUOZ ARTS FEST IN DUBAI

Quoz Arts Fest

The sixth edition of the Quoz Arts Fest is back in Dubai on the 26th and 27th of January 2018.

Don’t miss out on the next edition of Quoz Arts Fest this month.  The popular community event will take place in Alserkal Avenue on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January 2018.  A celebration of art and culture, the two-day, free event will feature a performance-based dance programme, focused on participation and community interaction. The event is open to the whole family, including pets, with parent and kid-friendly activities including performances, workshops, tours, film screenings, food concepts, and live music.

The sixth edition of Quoz Arts Fest is gearing up to be the most diverse yet, with a focus on supporting home-grown artists and cultural producers. A dance programme, curated by Sima Dance Company, will feature local performers and invite the audience to get involved in dance performances across the entire Avenue. The weekend will also see buskers and DJs perform around the Avenue, with local musicians set to play their original music across the lanes.

Participating galleries and creative spaces in Alserkal Avenue and across Al Quoz will stay open from 10am-8pm each day, hosting tours and welcoming visitors to learn more about their space and their exhibitions.

Audiences can look forward to a wide array of good food over the weekend, with Good Vibes Market returning with a mouth-watering selection of homegrown food trucks, alongside the Avenue’s popular dining concepts.

Here are some of the highlights of the Quiz Arts Fest 2018 that you don’t want to miss!

LIVE MUSIC

Musicians will have impromptu jam sessions in lanes 4 and 5, performing their original compositions throughout the weekend.

THE ART SHOP

Add another piece to your collection from The Art Shop, where you will find small and original prints by some of the region’s most recognisable names. Participating galleries include: 1×1 Gallery, Ayyam Gallery, Carbon 12, CHI-KA, Custot Gallery, eL Seed, Elmarsa, Gallery IVDE, Green Art Gallery, Gulf Photo Plus, Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, Lawrie Shabibi, Showcase, SVENM and The Third Line. Ideal for rst time or young art-buyers.

GOOD VIBES MARKET

Food trucks are taking over the Back Lane of Alserkal Avenue, serving up delicious food and beverage to keep everyone fuelled up throughout the event.

DANCE PROGRAM BROUGHT TO YOU BY SWYP

Curated by Sima Performing Arts, the dance programme features local and international dance performances that focus on contemporary dance and its diversity of genres, forms and artistic expressions.

THE CONTEMPORARY ON STAGE

A combination of ballet, hip-hop and ethnic fusion dance. Performances include an adapation of House of Bernarda Alba (Sima Dance Company); Skirmish, a contemporary ballet piece (Beirut Contemporary Ballet); and an Indian dance fusion set (Avega Dance Creations). Local performers Sandralee Egido and Amanda and Joel will also perform.

THE CONTEMPORARY ON SCREEN

A selection of short dance films, opening with And so do I, presented by Jana G. Younes and Jens Bjerregaard from Beirut Contemporary Ballet.

THE CONTEMPORARY IN THE STUDIO

Workshops by the Dubai dance community, including the Dubai Contact Improvisation Community Group and dance artist Jens Bjerregaard.

Quoz Arts Festival will take place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January 2018 from 10am-10pm at Al Serkal Avenue in Al Quoz.


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