Sisters Grimm: 50 For 50
29 November @ 8.00 am - 5.00 pmFree
An immersive, multisensory Golden Jubilee exhibition featuring 50 landscape paintings of the UAE with accompanying music.
Ella Spira, a Grammy nominated composer as well as a painter, has created the paintings and a unique bespoke score for each of them, in collaboration with DB Gad and Emirati singers Shamma Hamdan and Don Abdullah. The music has been blended with sounds from the natural world.
Said Spira: “The artworks are intended to draw awareness to the fragile environment and to inspire protection of the natural landscape. The series depicts the story of a land which has not only inspired unity and collaboration within its community but has also been dramatically transformed by industry,”
The 50 For 50 experience culminates with the world premiere screening of the Sisters Grimm film, Daughters of the Wind Overture (Ella Spira is one half of Sisters Grimm). The film features the 50 paintings sharing Dubai Opera’s Main Stage with former Royal Ballet ballerina Pietra De Mello-Pittman, the other Sister Grimm, and singers DB Gad and Madyan Hamza.
To 14 December.