Been looking high and low for proof of Dubai’s cultural pulse? You’ll definitely want to stop by the variety show being put up at the Dubai Opera on June 12 by homegrown performing arts centre Diverse.
It’s titled Diverse 2022 – Your Destiny.
If kids are the future, then these talented bunch of performers who range in age from seven to 18 years forecast a bright future for the city’s arts and culture scene. For one, a prestigious venue such as the Dubai Opera has handed over their stage to them – these tiny dancers have definitely got some serious dancing chops.
Spectators at the show will witness a medley of every genre and era of dance and musical performance imaginable: an old-school Naughty 90s segment will see them set the stage on fire performing to chart-toppers by Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Snoop and Party Rockers.
Soon after another batch of dancers will put on a show paying homage to the best of popmusic. While they’ll be grooving to Janet Jackson, Lady GaGa, Will-i-Am, Macklemore, Gwen Stafani, and more, you’ll want to get on your feet too.
Capping off the three-hour show will be a musical theatre-inspired act that’s a mashup of excerpts from classics like Moulin Rouge, Dreamgirls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Alice in Wonderland and Bugsy Malone amongst others.
Supporting the city’s performing arts scene at a grassroots level while encouraging talented young kids and being entertained to boot seems like the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Tickets: from AED 230 at www.dubaiopera.com
Timings: Two shows at 2pm and 7pm