Theatre & Dance
22 January 2022

Cultures in Conversation

The Wider the Vision, The Narrower the Phrase

22 January 2022 | Off-Site

How can culture interpret the Global Goals for citizens of the world who are at Expo Dubai 2020?

Starts 3:00 pm

Ends 3:30 pm

Venue Off-Site

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Audiences are invited to re-imagine the inspirational Sustainable Development Goals through a performance by Dubai’s leading contemporary dance company, Sima Dance. Drawing inspiration from the Arab language, foregrounding, in particular, the gestures and fluidity of Arabic poetry, the performance, like the goals themselves, is driven by dignity, a desire for peace, and sensitivity to our planet and all its inhabitants. A live vocalist will accompany the renowned Sima dancers in a compelling narrative about the importance of humanity.

Location: The Sun Stage, Opportunity District, Expo 2020



Sima Dance Company was founded in Damascus, Syria in 2003 by Syrian born-and- Palestinian choreographer Alaa Krimed, known for his unique works in the region. After noticing a void in the Arab contemporary dance landscape, he took the first step towards filling that gap, aspiring to expose the Middle Eastern audience to the art of contemporary dance.

The Company’s efforts were awarded winning the title of Arabs Got Talent in 2014, the Arab version of the international show, produced by MBC. Sima Dance Company has successfully collaborated with main cultural institutions of the UAE, including participating in the prestigious Fujairah International Arts Festival, Department of Culture and Tourism, and NYUAD Arts Center.