SPRING OF CULTURE 2020 TRADITIONAL JAPANESE VAUDEVILLE THEATRE MARCH 12
When? Until March 26, 9am-1pm and 4pm-7pm Event? Hala Al Khalifa – Where Do We Sit? Venue? Memory Of The Place: Bin Matar House
Where Do We Sit? represents Hala Al Khalifa’s latest body of work. Chairs and sofas take centre stage in this series of paintings on canvas, an exploration of feelings of belonging and connection, emptiness and loss.
RAKUGO AND DAIKAGURA LIVE
In collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Bahrain, two distinct performing arts from Japanese Traditional Vaudeville Theatre, Rakugo and Daikagura, take centre stage. Rakugo is a comic storytelling art that expresses the humorous side of traditional Japan. Daikagura is a Japanese Traditional performance which used to be given on auspicious occasions. Now it is performed as a form of entertainment Free. From 7pm. Suitable for ages six and above.
PIANOTAINMENT MARCH 13
PIANISTS STEPHAN WEH AND MARCEL DORN
When? Until June 14, 9am-1pm and 4pm-7pm. Event? Atelier Bow-Wow Architectural Ethnography Venue? House of Architectural Heritage
the various styles of the uniquely Bahraini Fjiri tradition, a mystical genre that traces its roots back to the island’s glorious legacy of its world-famous pearling heritage.
AN EXISTENTIAL QUESTION
MARCH 17 -MAY 31
PERFORMANCE. WHAT IF RASHID DIDN’T EXIST!
What if a painting came to life and approached its creator? What would the painting say to him or her? What are the secrets behind the colour palettes and what are the artist’s intentions? Does the soul have a colour? How do we recognise the When? March 4, 8pm Event? Prof. Dr. Albert De Roeck - astonishment of a viewer contemplating a painting? The Large Hadron Collider: The Through the direction Big Bang Machine and scenography of Venue? Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Centre for Culture & the artist Khalid Al Ruwaie, this exhibition Research Prof. Dr. Albert De Roeck is a senior looks at the aesthetic of Bahraini artist research scientist and a staff member of the largest particle Rashid Al Oraifi, physics laboratory in the world, building bridges to CERN. He gives seminars and create different worlds lectures all over the world on the as art influences the physics potential and results of the creation of more art. LHC project. Free. From 8pm. Suitable for ages 12 and above.
16 March 2020
THE CULTURAL HALL
In collaboration with the Embassy of Germany in the Kingdom, the critically acclaimed, one-of-a-kind concert, Pianotainment, comes to Bahrain. Starring concert pianists Stephan Weh and Marcel Dorn, Pianotainment is a spectacular four-handed piano show that has dazzled the world for over 20 years. It is a fascinating concert perfect for young children and the elderly alike – there is truly no other show like it in the world. This award-winning ‘crossover’ programme is the perfect symbiosis between piano comedy and amazing virtuosity. Unique, wacky and endlessly entertaining, a performance is not to be missed. Free. From 7pm. Suitable for ages six and above.
Atelier Bow-Wow utilises drawings to show the synthesis of their worldly findings in order to challenge the usual reading of these issues.
When? March 14, 8pm Event? Dar Al Muharraq Venue? Building 1068, Road 1617, Block 216, Muharraq Live performances highlighting
THE CULTURAL HALL
SCULPTURES ON SHOW
With an opening ceremony at 7pm, on March 17, artist and master sculptor Khalid Farhan launches his latest works – three beautiful oversized outdoor sculptures. During this special launch event, these sculptures will be revealed in the beautiful setting of historical Muharraq, with its characteristic narrow and winding streets and traditional urban squares. www.bahrainthismonth.com/events
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