Zayed and the Dream: A historic journey into the heart of the Arabian Desert
Marking the return of the Caracalla Dance Theatre to the Kennedy Center since their critically-acclaimed production of Knights of the Moon in 2009, Zayed and the Dream follows the journey of seven horsemen as they travel through the sands of time in search of the "destined one" who will engrave his vision on the deserts of Arabia. This spectacular dance musical features the participation of 100 artists and guest dance performers from China, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.
Caracalla is an internationally-renowned dance company on the international stage that has built their own bridge between East and West with a unique style of dance. Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post said, "Clearly it's good to be king of the musical theater world of the Middle East." Dance Europe states, "For pure splendour ingrained with soul, Caracalla is an unprecedented joy."
Zayed and the Dream has been performed in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Paris, London, and Dubai, and will continue on to Beijing following its DC run. This production was commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.
Performance Timing: Act One - 45 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act Two - 40 min.
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