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Mark Your Calendars

A look into what’s happening on campus this week.

Dec 2, 2018

Attitude Dance Recital IX
If you’re interested in a night full of dance performances, come join Attitude Dance Club in their semestral Dance Recital. The event is a showcase of NYU Abu Dhabi students’ work and practice with the club over the semester. The recital will feature a diverse range of performances, including hip hop, breakdancing, salsa, ballet, ballroom dancing and others. The recital is open to the whole NYUAD community and will take place in the Red Theater on Saturday Dec. 8. Come support your peers and enjoy a wide variety of dance performances from 7:30 p.m. Get tickets here.
Hekayah: The Story
Come celebrate the UAE’s cultural diversity and local heritage with the 4th annual Hekayah event. In celebration of the Year of Zayed and the UAE’s National Day, the East Plaza will be hosting various artists, including spoken word poets, musicians, storytellers and more to share their interpretation of UAE heritage and identity. Afra Atiq, an Emirati spoken word poet and artist, will be the host for the evening. A diverse group of 10 talented artists, both from NYUAD and from outside the university, will be taking part. For an evening full of Emirati heritage and cultural exploration, come to the East Plaza on Wednesday Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. For the full lineup and tickets, go here.
Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata
Yeol Eum Son, a South Korean concert pianist, will be performing Beethoven’s Hammerklavier to celebrate the NYUAD Institute’s 10th Anniversary. Son, whose captivating performances have enchanted audiences across the globe, will be making her UAE debut at the NYUAD Arts Center. Her performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata — formally Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 — will commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the sonata’s completion in 1818. The nearly hour-long sonata is widely regarded as one of Beethoven’s most influential and challenging works both for the performer and audience. In order to reflect on the work’s cultural and historical significance, the performance will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music at NYUAD, Ljubica Ilic, Musicologist at the University of Novi Sad, and Matthew Quayle, Program Head and Assistant Arts Professor of Music. Get tickets here.
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