Sunday, July 16, 2017

La Perle aqua theatre getting ready for live show

Dubai’s state-of-the-art aqua theatre, La Perle, is getting ready for its first live show next month.

Home to 130 cast and crew, the venue is the only theatre of its kind and calibre in the world, said a statement.

Opening in August 2017, the show, produced by cultural creative company Dragone, directed by legendary artistic director Franco Dragone and brought to Dubai by Al Habtoor Group, is set to raise the bar for entertainment in the region, it said.

The new 1,300-seat theatre, located in the heart of Al Habtoor City, is purpose-built to host Dubai’s first permanent show. A breathtaking fusion of artistic performance, creative imagery and ground-breaking technology, La Perle defines the future of global live entertainment while taking inspiration from Dubai’s rich cultural past, vibrant present and aspirational future.

"Guests begin their La Perle journey in the spacious and futuristic lobby where they collect their tickets, check out the high-quality merchandise or purchase snacks. Opening the doors to the main theatre, jaws will drop as they set sights on the one-of-a-kind theatre. With only 14 rows and seating 270 degrees around the aqua-stage, every seat offers an intimate and completely different perspective as the awe-inspiring action unfolds," the statement said.

All is not as it appears, as the stage transforms, thanks to a visual feast of high-tech, 3D projections, transporting the audience to a different world.

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founding chairman,  Al Habtoor Group, said: “A world-class theatre and show of this magnitude takes years to prepare for. It will set a new benchmark for the entertainment sector and put Dubai on the map as the go-to destination for first-class live theatre. We look forward to welcoming our first guests.”  

With an international cast of 65 skilled artists, each demonstrating their extraordinary set of superhuman aquatic and aerial stunts during a live 90-minute show, the theatre has been custom-built to provide a truly immersive and visually captivating entertainment experience.

Franco Dragone, creative director of La Perle, said: “It is a thrill to present the La Perle theatre to the public for the first time. An experience like no other, La Perle sets a new milestone in world-class entertainment with a show so spectacular that we had to build a theatre around it. We are extremely proud to present this unique project and can’t wait to welcome the first guests to immerse them in the wonderful world of La Perle.”

La Perle show is set to take place twice a night, five days a week. Performances run from Tuesday to Friday at 7 pm and 9:30 pm, and Saturday at 4 pm and 7 pm starting from August 31. Tickets start from Dh400 ($108.90). – TradeArabia News Service

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