Qatari composer Dana Al Fardan to perform at D’reesha Performing Arts Festival 2021

Doha: Qatari contemporary composer, Dana Al Fardan, will headline to perform seven songs from her fourth album, Indigo, at the first-ever D’reesha Performing Arts Festival 2021 in Doha.

The live performance is set to feature a chamber orchestra, state-of-the-art light design and projection, and a captivating color palette to transform the open-air environment of the Qatar Foundation’s ceremonial courtyard to Education City Doha.

The December 16 show at 8 p.m. is inspired by the album’s nod to Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s theory of color, who states: “We have observed that all of nature manifests itself through color in the sense of light. Therefore, by manipulating light and color with an infusion of sound, the Indigo concert changes the mood into a unique perception for each viewer.

Commenting on the upcoming concert, Dana Al Fardan said, “To headline this extraordinary event is an honor. The performing arts scene in Qatar is full of incredibly innovative artists, and I’m thrilled to be involved with D’reesha to help engage a new generation of talent in our communities.

“The concert will be an exciting and inspiring spectacle,” she continued. “Indigo breaks the rules of ‘selective absorption’ and works to connect the audience to their extra-spectral senses.

“What we’ve created is a remarkable experience that encourages viewers to grow and merge with their surroundings and within themselves on a much deeper level,” she added.

The D’reesha Performing Arts Festival will be a year-round performance lab that aims to empower students. It will culminate in an annual festival that will transform Education City into an open stage.

Event: Indigo Concert with Dana Al Fardan

Venue: Qatar Foundation, Education City Doha, Ceremonial Courtyard

Date: December 16, 2021

Time: 8 p.m.

Tickets: QR50 online

Registration required!


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