Dubai Culture holds workshops during Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre

DUBAI — Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced two workshops for the Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre 2017.

Participants in the workshop will learn about theatrical make-up and theatre production from specialised experts.

The theatrical make-up workshops are running from 1st to 10th August and are being hosted by Dr. Faisal Mahmoud, who will guide participants on the use and benefit of visual effects; how to achieve realistic results with prosthetic limbs, wigs and other false additions; and the different types of characters that be can be captured with straight make-up.

During the workshops, participants also get to learn about how to create face masks with a variety of different tools to express theatrical personalities, and on the final day, the instructor will demonstrate how to apply make-up on actors. The workshops aim to develop the participants’ abilities to express the content of plays and capture the personalities of theatrical characters an essential part of any dramatic production.

The theatre production workshops will run from 19th to 24th August and will be hosted by Dr. Hisham Jamal, who will teach participants about every aspect of this art, from preparation to filming, right through to post-production. The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the various types of media programmes, and how to identify the roles, tasks and specialities of production managers, as well as how to interpret the nature of their work.

Both workshops will be hosted in Dubai Media Production Zone, with each workshop welcoming over 40 participants from local theatre groups in the UAE, as well as university students and the public.

“These workshops are focussed on developing local theatre talent in the UAE and providing participants with important skills that will allow them to progress and thrive in the theatre sector. This year’s workshop programme has attracted a remarkably high turnout from university students and the public, and we are pleased that it has proven to be so popular,” remarked Fatma Al Jallaf, Head of Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre and Acting Events Manager at Dubai Culture.

The festival is open to participants aged 15 and above, who have the discipline to commit to the workshop hours, sufficient talent and desire to participate, and the ability to handle the pressures of intensive psychological and physical training. The authority also stressed that participants must be able to communicate with others through teamwork and be willing to follow the work ethic required during the practical and theoretical exercises. Interested participants can apply to the following email address: dfytworkshops@dubaiculture.ae.

Source: Emirates News Agency