Additional performances added for As Far as Isolation Goes by Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa

The performance has been extended until October 4, 2020

Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 26, 2020:  Due to high demand, the unique, interactive show, As Far As Isolation Goes by Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa has been extended through to October 4, 2020 at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).

Created by live artist Tania El Khoury in collaboration with musician and street artist Basel Zaraa, As Far As Isolation Goes is performed via Zoom for a single audience member at a time. The show runs daily from 4-6pm and 7:30-9:30pm. To accompany the show, on Tuesday September 29, The NYUAD Institute will host a conversation with Tania El Khoury moderated by Associate Arts Professor of Theater and Program Head of Theater at NYUAD Joanna Settle, on El Khoury’s latest works.

Through a dynamic journey of touch, sound, and audience interactivity the performance is an intimate one-to-one experience that forces the audience to engage with the inhumanities faced by refugees in detention centers and their experiences with a mental health system that disregards their political and emotional contexts.

Executive Artistic Director of The Arts Center Bill Bragin commented: “Tania and Basel’s work truly embraces the challenge of working in a virtual setting to create a powerful and important experience. We are excited to see audiences responding so positively, and coming away really touched by the intimacy of this interactive performance. To be able add to these weeks of programs underlines The Arts Center‘s purpose – to spark important conversations within the community, while exploring new forms of meaningful and moving performances.”

Individual bookings for As Far As Isolation Goes are now available, with each 15-minute show dedicated to one person. To experience the show, participants will need a medium black permanent marker pen, headphones, a glass of water, paint brush of any size, and a tissue or cloth.

To book tickets for As Far As Isolation Goes, please visit The Arts Center at NYUAD’s website.

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About The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

Presenting music, theater, dance, film and interdisciplinary performances that defy definition, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is a performing arts center that presents distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions. The Arts Center draws on the resources of NYUAD to create a dynamic space for research, investigation, and the active pursuit of knowledge and wisdom for audiences as well as visiting artists. The Arts Center is proudly supported by Swyp as lead sponsor and GAC as sustainer sponsor.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly-selective liberal arts, engineering and science curriculum with a world center for advanced research and scholarship enabling its students to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from more than 115 nations and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU’s campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.

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