Manarat Al Saadiyat, the arts exhibition centre on Saadiyat Island, will host Artscape: Cultures in Dialogue - a special evening for visitors of all ages to explore an "inter-cultural bazaar", on Tuesday 4 June, 2013.
The event is organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism '&' Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the developer of the cultural district on Saadiyat Island.
The evening will include workshops and live performances inspired by the Birth of a Museum exhibition, a preview of the Louvre Abu Dhabi permanent collection, ongoing and open to the public until 20 July, 2013.
Highlights of the event will include traditional and contemporary artists and practitioners as the Kathakali theatrical dance troupe from India, a rhythmic routine by Dubai Drums, and a performance from the much-loved Lebanese singer and composer, Jahida Wehbe. Street graffiti artist Ruben Sanchez will be creating a large-scale work live on-site, and well-known French chefs Alexandre Pernatta and Philippe Garcon will be leading a workshop to explore the connections between Arabic and French cuisines.
Artscape: Cultures in Dialogue will have a number of interactive and inviting stalls and workshops for all to engage with, such as an Arabic lettering and calligraphy learning stand, as well as a workshop on the art of perspective drawing. In addition, German artist, Wolfgang Stehle, will be demonstrating the intricate art of wood-carving animal figures from the Middle Ages.