New Contemporary Ballet Show To Take Over Zabeel Theatre In Dubai

Emma Hodgson   |   10-01-2024

MuzArts Baldaquin Culture and Art for All are delighted to present the world premiere of “4”, a contemporary ballet fused with dazzling video art, set to the iconic musical themes of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. 

Taking place on 17th and 18th January 2024 in Zabeel Theatre at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, with a special super-wide immersive screen installation, tickets are on sale now via Platinum List.

 With state-of-the-art 5K visuals by MTV and Grammy award nominee The French Kiss Lab and a choreography composed by Eno Peci, “4” stages four internationally acclaimed dancers: the Bolshoi ballet soloist Maria Vinogradova, Vienna ballet stars Mila Schmidt and Gabriele Aime, and the Bolshoi ballet guest star Ildar Gaynutdinov.

Following the historic 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), “4” is designed as a spectacular illustration of the unprecedented climate changes affecting the planet. The performance tells the intertwined stories of the four ages of civilization of the four stages of each human life, and of the eternal succession of the four – rapidly changing – seasons, deeply impacted by climate change. “4” shows how egoistic compulsions have alienated humanity from nature. 

How, guided by pride, humans often make disastrous choices affecting all living things. Starting from spring and, as seasons advance, the further progress goes, the more confident humanity grows that it can harness the power of nature. At the end of this journey, in a world scarred by human hubris, a ray of hope appears, a hope for love and new seasons.

Commenting on the new production, Elena Fabre-Magnan, Producer at MuzArts Baldaquin Culture said, “Music and dance serve as a powerful medium to express and address critical issues within our society. Through ‘4,’ we aim to bring the community together, using the universal language of dance to shed light on the challenges posed by climate change. In the spirit of unity, art and awareness, we invite everyone to join us on this extraordinary journey.”