Exceptional cultural experiences at the 11th edition of the Sikka Art and Design Festival, which takes place in Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood, celebrates the entertainment, musical rhythms and masterpieces of film in an exhilarating creative atmosphere. It is an innovative platform to promote and promote their talents and present their creativity to the public thereby enhancing the diversity and richness of the local art scene, providing talent, fulfilling the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority’s mandate. Dubai Culture” aims to support and strengthen the cultural and creative industries in the emirate.
For the first time, the 2023 edition of the festival, which will continue till March 5, presents its initiative “Siktha Speaks” to open the eyes of artists, creative talents and audiences. Global Trends, this initiative program consists of eight dialogue sessions, hosted by a panel of artists and art and architecture experts. Among them is Firaz Safi El-Din, chief architect of Gamium.World, who will present a session on “What the Spatial Internet Is Like.” Redefining Identity and Architecture”, director Nahla Al-Fahd, Managing Director of Majid Al-Futaim Cinemas Tony Al-Masih and media personality Abdullah Al-Kaabi present their views on independent cinema. A session moderated by Prof. Vikas Punjabi. at the American University in Dubai Dr. George Khashami, Director, Center for Research, Innovation and Design, Architecture sheds light on “The Impact of Technology on Architecture and Design”.
Visitors to the festival will have a date with more than 100 different workshops, organized by a group of artists such as Abdullah Lutfi, Asma Bakr, Al-Anoud Abdullah, Mahra Al-Mulla and Lena Younis. Cultural and artistic centers in Dubai include “Sheikh Mohammed Center Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Civilization Communication”, “Department of Architectural Heritage and Antiquities – Dubai Municipality”, “Tashqeel Centre” and “Project U”. and other workshops to enhance visitors’ skills, discover talents and teach gypsum sculpting and creating techniques, and photographic arts using Nikon cameras, jewelry design methods, ceramics and pottery making, in addition to other workshops to teach traditional drawing techniques. and introduce virtual reality art.
Coming under the umbrella of Dubai Art Season, Cheka lights up its screens with a group of short films and films that express the vision of the creators of the seventh art, offering its audience 10 days of cinematic performances, including music. (Sing 2) Directed by Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet. Also an animated film (WALL E) directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sports drama film (Secretariat) directed by Randall Wallace, short works that reflect creativity are “Labyrinth” by Latifa Al Hosani from Saeed University and “To Eat Bread” by director Muhammad Rabi from Warsaw Film School, Poland. And Cheka also gives its audience a special look at the “Masterpiece” initiative launched by the Ministry of Education to introduce students to masterpieces of art, cinema, theater, etc., from the Kamal Adam Center at the American University in Cairo, by university students like director Towa Salah Farid’s “The Last Tones.” and poetry.
Featuring more than 80 artists, the festival opens up the alleys of the “Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood” and offers a wide space to showcase their creativity and talents in music, poetry, comedy and entertainment. In this context, “Cheka Art and Design” nights host a group of musicians to present a variety of music.
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