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The NYUAD Arts Center: The mainstream vs the leading edge

The NYUAD Arts Center: The mainstream vs the leading edge

January 29, 2020
The art Bill Bragin, artistic director at NYUAD arts centre, is bringing to the UAE is not mainstream. It’s leading edge. 

The leading edge requires artists to be creative and experimental, to innovate and take risks, pushing the boundaries of their particular area of work. The leading edge gets its name as it leads the way for the mainstream.

Host Razmig Bedirian, culture writer at The National, asks Bill Bragin and the artists what drives performers to seek the leading edge? If you haven’t heard our other episode where we talk to some of the stars featured in the NYUAD arts programme and explore the role of the audience in their work, you should check that out here.
The NYUAD Arts Center: The artist and the audience

The NYUAD Arts Center: The artist and the audience

January 22, 2020
What is the audience’s role in live performances? When Bill Bragin, executive director of the NYUAD Arts Centre, arrived in Abu Dhabi in 2014, he was on a mission to bring performance art to the city. Not just any performance art, however – performance art that challenged its audience, excelled in its field and pushed the boundaries of the genre itself. This season’s performances at NYUAD Arts Centre are no different.

The programme consists of an eclectic mix of artists, all of whom have built their careers by making engaging art that encourages audience participation. Bragin says the local community is primed to embrace the unknown, something which he wanted to reflect in the centre’s programming.
Host Razmig Bedirian, culture writer at The National, is joined by Bragin to talk about the upcoming events in the Arts Centre spring programme. Artists who are pushing the boundaries of their genre such as Kaki King, Kid Koala, Circus Abyssinia and performace duo Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers.

This is Recorded

This is Recorded

January 19, 2020
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