Al Habtoor Group unveils Dubai’s first permanent aqua-based show – La Perle by Dragone

  |   26 - 04 - 2016

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[Image: an illustration of the new water show La Perle]

The dawn of a new era of entertainment will arrive in Dubai with La Perle, a new show produced and created by Franco Dragone, one of the world’s most revered cultural artistic legendary directors. Famed for reinventing the genre of theatre and changing the face of live entertainment in Las Vegas, Dragone’s most significant shows in the last decade include: Celine Dion – A New Day, Le Rêve (Las Vegas) and The House of Dancing Water (Macau).

The new show, La Perle, will be located in the heart of Al Habtoor City. It will be the region’s first permanent show boasting 450 performances per year in a tailor-made state of the art aqua-theatre. It will feature a cast of 65 world-class artists performing breathtaking aqua and aerial feats with the assistance of 70 specialised technicians in the tailor-made, state of the art, intimate 1,300 seat theatre. The theatre itself will feature an ‘aqua-stage’ filled with 2.5 million litres of water, powered by hydraulic lifts and fountains that enables the stage to change from a dry platform to aquatic stage and vice versa. Daredevil performers will dive into the water-filled stage from a height of 35 metres and fly around the auditorium on high-powered winches at a speed of four metres per second. With this cutting edge stagecraft and state of the art technology fused together La Perle will be a visually stunning spectacle in, on and above water.

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[Image: Artistic Director and Founder of Dragone, Franco Dragone]

Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Al Habtoor Group said: “Together with Dragone, the Al Habtoor Group is leading the way to herald a new era of theatrical entertainment for Dubai and securing the city as not just a tourist destination, but an epicentre for unique world-class theatre similar to Las Vegas and Macau. La Perle will fill the gap of quality live evening entertainment in the region and will be an extraordinary offering to tourists, business travellers and residents wanting an uplifting theatrical experience that will give them life-long memories.”


Franco Dragone, Artistic Director and Founder of Dragone added: “La Perle will be the most awe-inspiring and technically advanced theatre production I have ever produced and directed. New and unique for the region with the world’s best creative team and incredible performers, La Perle is inspired by the spirit of Dubai and will reflect the beauty and flavours of Arabia. It will be the soul of Al Habtoor City.”


As Dubai’s new live entertainment masterpiece La Perle will be unmissable. It is a one of a kind theatre experience which is set to preview by the end of the year.


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