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The Performing Arts Festival was hosted by Brighton College, Abu Dhabi . This year 58 students, 13 - 18 years, from 4 schools participated:
The theme of the festival this year was 1001 Arabian Nights which was aimed at celebrating the rich vibrancy and multicultural heritage of the Arabian Nights' Tales. The students performed a variety of devised physical theatre pieces which used the tales as a stimulus. The drama workshops and performances were facilitated by practitioners from Frantic Assembly theatre company in the UK. Workshops in drama, music and dance culuminated in a final performance to invited guests and delegates.
Described as "The vibrant and Viseral Frantic Assembly" by The Independent.
Frantic Assembly create thrilling, energetic and unforgettable thatre. The company attracts new and young audiences with work that reflects contemporary culture. Vivid and dynamic, Frantic Assembly's unique physical style combines movement, design, music and text. Having toured extensively throughout the UK, Frantic Assembly has built an enviable reputation as one of the most exciting companies in the country. The company has also performed, created and collaborated on 30 different countries accross the world.
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|8th March||Workshops||Performances||Awards & Dinner|
The camaradarie and teamwork throughout the festival was simply amazing. There is also a gallery of photographs and video clips viewable on this website.