Legendary Arabian Nights Tale Becomes 4D Show Spectacular

Wednesday 24th April 2019

1001 Nights: The Last Chapter - a breath-taking stage show

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SHARJAH, APRIL 24, 2019 - A breath-taking stage show by the masterminds of the Beijing and Sochi Olympic ceremonies has premiered in Sharjah in the UAE. 1001 Nights:

The Last Chapter was inspired by the Arab world’s legendary anthology of folk tales and was staged to celebrate the emirate’s UNESCO World Book Capital 2019 title. At the end of the five-day run at the Al Majaz Amphitheatre this week, production bosses will commence discussions about taking the show on a worldwide tour.

The production was conceived 12 months ago and blends circus performers, dance artists, 4D screen projection and a 50-piece orchestra. It includes 537 theatre artists and acrobats, innovators, technologists and storytellers from 25 countries.

The Last Chapter was pieced together by directors, performers and musicians around the globe with theatrical rehearsals in Montreal, technical work completed in London and Canada and music recorded in Prague and rehearsed in Armenia. Director of Creation Philippe Skaff, who worked on the 2008 Beijing Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, said staging a show based on 1001 Nights was a challenge because so many shows had covered the theme before.

Show director Sebastien Soldevilla, who worked on the Sochi Winter Games ceremonies, said: “If you had to take a lesson out of 1001 Nights, it would be about the power that storytelling has on people across the world.”

 

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GVs of Sharjah

SOT Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Head of the Inauguration Ceremony Committee of the Sharjah World Book Capital

GVs of Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah

GVs of rehearsals 

SOT Sebastien Soldevilla, Show Director

GVs of opening show 

SOT Richard Lindsay, Head of Creative Content

GVs of opening show

SOT Performer Silvia Vrskova as Scheherazade 

GVs of opening show

B-ROLL (00:02:10-00:06:46)

SOT Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Head of the Inauguration Ceremony Committee of the Sharjah World Book Capital

SOT Geneviève Dorion-Coupal, Choreographer 

SOT Richard Lindsay, Head of Creative Content

SOT Sebastien Soldevilla, Show Director

SOT Philippe Skaff, Director of Creation

SOT Performer Silvia Vrskova

SOT Performer Mizuki Shinagawa

GVs of opening show

GVs of Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, receiving the UNESCO award

STILLS (00:06:46-00:06:54) 

Various STILLS of opening show, CREDIT: Aitor Lara

 

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Legendary Arabian Nights Tale Becomes 4D Show Spectacular

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A breath-taking stage show The Last Chapter inspired by the Arab world’s legendary anthology of folk tales

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2019/04/24

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Sharjah Govt Media Bureau

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Sharjah, UAE

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