NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center - Performances in March 2016


Huang Yi & KUKA


Here's a line up of performances happening this month at the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center.


Women Riding in the Sand | Experimental Laboratiory based on Federico García Lorca
When: 10th and 11th March at 7.00pm and 12th March at 2.00pm and 7.00pm
Where: Black Box The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi


The NYUAD Theater Program Mainstage Student Production examines the electrifying work of legendary Spanish playwright, poet, and director Federico García Lorca.

Working with acclaimed director Carlos DiazLeon from Santiago, Chile, NYU Abu Dhabi students present an innovative multimedia investigation into the preoccupations of FG Lorca. Refracting his riveting stories and timeless characters through a variety of artistic lenses, this radical theatrical production steps into a world of beguiling questions – on gender, love, identity, desire – created by the master of poetic realism. Come explore the mind of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated, misunderstood, and controversial creative voices.


Huang Yi & KUKA
When: 30th and 31st March at 8.00pm
Where: Black Box, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

The acclaimed Taiwanese choreographer, dancer, and inventor Huang Yi and his robot companion KUKA bring razor sharp precision and stunning artistry to a spellbinding work examining the relationship between humans and technology.

As a child, he longed for a robot friend. As an adult, he created a robot to dance with—becoming a two-time winner of Taipei Digital Art Performance Award along the way. Harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering, Huang Yi & KUKA is a poetic work that flawlessly intertwines modern dance and visual arts with the realm of robotics. Huang’s pioneering work is steeped in his fascination with the relationship between humans and robots; he simultaneously re-imagines dance and questions humanity through a hybrid performance piece that mesmerizes.