Performing Arts Festival 2014

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1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS  6-8 March 2014

The Performing Arts Festival was hosted by Brighton College, Abu Dhabi .  This year 58 students, 13 - 18 years, from 4  schools participated:

  • Al Yasmina, Abu Dhabi
  • Brighton College, Abu Dhabi
  • Doha College, Qatar
  • British International School Cairo

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.

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Frantic Assemby

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.



Schedule of Events

 Morning  Afternoon  Evening
 6th March  Arrival          Arrival            Welcome & Social Event
 7th March  Workshops  Workshops  Social Event
 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.


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