Festival showcasing the best in art, music and theater

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The entertaining shows will continue at the Cultural Hall in Manama as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival.

The final two performances of the most outrageous live science show Brainiac Remixed will take place tonight, starting at 5 and 8 p.m.

The rhythmic dances and melodies of Flamenco will bring Spanish culture to Bahrain on July 17.

Audiences will be taken on a journey with guitarist Salvi from Cádiz and professional flamenco dancer Yaiza delos Muros from Barcelona, ​​who will introduce them to unique, world-renowned Spanish art.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

A theatrical production based on the work of the late Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani takes place on July 15.

The Little Lantern follows a princess whose father, the king, announces in his will that she must bring the sun to the palace after his death in order to reign in power.

The piece traces his exciting journey, leaving behind a meaningful message.

The event will be conducted in Arabic and is organized in collaboration with the Palestinian Embassy in Bahrain.

Two performances will take place during the day, one at 5 p.m. and another at 8 p.m.

The public can enjoy Korean history through dance and music on July 16.

Korea’s “Makers” team will perform a unique show exploring key events and features in Korea’s contemporary history, from historical movements to the globally acclaimed K-Pop genre.

Along with meaningful historical messages, the show will combine top-notch street dances with soulful “Gujak,” a type of traditional Korean music.

The showcase is presented in collaboration with the Korean Embassy, ​​with two performances, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

A variety of fun and interactive educational workshops will also be organized as part of the same festival.

  • A Little Explorer Initiative workshop begins tonight in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Culture. This event is part of a Saudi initiative to raise a generation that knows, protects and values ​​antiquities.
  • A Gradient Through Shapes workshop will teach participants how to convert a canvas into geometric shapes by producing a gradient from just two colors.
  • Another fun workshop will teach participants about the importance of planting seeds in collaboration with Nature Studio Learning Space.
  • Participants in a My Green Environment workshop will learn about the role agriculture plays in mitigating climate change in a special workshop held in conjunction with the Supreme Council for the Environment.
  • The Saudi Ministry of Culture will showcase one of the kingdom’s most famous handicrafts, Al-Qatt Al-Asiri. The art form, originating in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia, was found in the front living rooms of traditional Arab homes which usually contained wall paintings in the form of a mural or fresco with patterns geometric shapes in bright colors.
  • A Chinese ink painting workshop will showcase a unique drawing technique that uses artwork drawn from nature and used to create and shape abstract artistic formations and lines.
  • Participants will learn to draw different formats of stillness focusing on proportions, shapes, colors and light effects during a Silent Nature Basics workshop.
  • A workshop focusing on the recycling of palm leaves and their transformation into artistic papers will be organized in collaboration with the Training Center for Women in Paper Crafts.

All workshops will take place at the Art Center in Manama from July 14-16, with three sessions starting at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. each day.

  • A creative experience that lets kids express themselves while developing and strengthening their hand-eye coordination is part of a Hanging Wind Chimes workshop that kicks off July 20. The event will continue until July 22 at the Art Center, with three sessions starting at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. each day.
  • A theater workshop is organized on Sunday where children will learn to use the skills of a great actor such as observation, memorization, concentration and imagination, through a variety of playful activities. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • An improvisation workshop will teach children how to react to real life situations on stage for a dynamic improvisation experience. The event will take place the following day from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • A mime workshop will introduce children to the art of silence. During the event, children will be able to see how isolations, illusions, key gestures and body language are all used to tell a story. The workshop will take place on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

All three workshops are presented by the Missoula Children’s Theater at the Cultural Hall and are suitable for ages seven and up.

Registration is required at www.culture.gov.bh.

  • Another workshop organized in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Culture will see participants focus on making wooden ships with activities that showcase this deeply rooted craft. The event will be held at the Center d’Art from July 17 to 19, with three screenings at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. each day.
  • Picasso Faces, a workshop inspired by the popular works of Pablo Picasso, will highlight a fun way to experiment with colors, shapes and patterns.
  • An origami art workshop will teach children the Japanese art of origami which uses paper folding techniques to create impressive works.

Both events will be held at the Art Center from July 17-19, with three sessions starting at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. each day.

  • A concept sketch workshop will emphasize participation and teamwork as children learn to act without a script. The workshop can be adapted to all skill levels, from beginners to more experienced artists. It will be held on July 15 and 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Bahrain and is open to people aged 15 and over. Registration is required at www.culture.gov.bh.

All events are organized by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and are open to the public.

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