Dubai Culture hosts panel discussion of participating theatre groups
in run-up to 9th Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2015
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture and heritage, organised a panel discussion with the lead team of the participating theatre groups in the run-up to the ninth edition of the ‘Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre’. The discussion was aimed at encouraging creative standards among the emerging artists and promoting the heritage of Arab theatre.
The discussion covered topics such as preparing the registration form, presenting it properly and submitting it within the set deadline. It also addressed the importance of participants putting the best efforts to attain professional standards and in spreading a culture of positivity through performing arts. It focused on encouraging young talents to take an active participation in the ‘Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre,’ which aims to be a fundamental platform that supports the brightest youth talent in the country.
The event was attended by representatives from participating groups in the ninth edition of the ‘Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre’ including Al Ahli Dubai Theatre; Dubai Folklore Theatre; Ras Al Khaimah National Theatre; Khorfakkan Arts Theatre; Modern Theatre; Eyal Zayed Theatre; Baniyas Theatre; Dibba Al Hisn Theatre; and Youth Theatre & Arts.
Yasser Al Gergawi, Acting Projects & Events Director and the Director of Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre at the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, said: “The Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre provides a great platform to promote theatre talent in the UAE. We insisted on organising this discussion panel to activate constructive direct communication with local participants and to equip them with the skills they require to effortlessly and seamlessly present their own productions. This initiative complements Dubai Culture’s goals and vision in promoting emerging talents and enabling them to widen their skillsets to support the theatre sector’s growth in the UAE and the region.”
The ‘Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre’ is one of the largest celebrations of theatre in the region. It reflects the commitment of Dubai Culture to strengthen and preserve one of the oldest art forms, by providing upcoming talent with a platform to showcase their skills to a wider audience.
Dubai Culture plays a pivotal role in driving awareness of and strengthening Emirati heritage and national identity and is committed to cultivating the cultural landscape of Dubai by building on its rich Arabian heritage, nurturing and promoting talent, and encouraging intercultural dialogue between the city’s communities’ as well as, contributing to the social initiatives that benefit UAE nationals and residents alike.