La Perle welcomes VIP and celebrity guests for its sensational World Premiere
NOTABLE REGIONAL GUESTS: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Mohammed K Al Habtoor, Hollaphonic, Saleh Al Braik, Asma Al Fahim, Hikmat Al Kaytoob, Pierrette Yammine, Ramzi Nakad, Rula Galayini, Sawsan Saad
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Franco Dragone, Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau, Lisa Scott-Lee, Furne Amato, Ezra Santos
EVENT SUMMARY: The highly-anticipated World Premiere of Dubai’s spectacular new permanent show, La Perle by Dragone, officially took place on Wednesday, September 13th. It was a full house with 1,300 international and regional VIP guests who gathered in the new state-of-the-art aqua theatre at Al Habtoor City to celebrate this milestone occasion. The unique show, which combines world-class talent with the most technically-advanced theatre production, defines a new era in global live entertainment.
The glamorous event commenced with the arrival of A-list guests and regional high-profile figures as they walked on La Perle’s signature blue carpet. Guests were treated to an exquisite selection of canapés and drinks before they were escorted inside the theatre to watch an incredible 90-minute live performance that featured mind-blowing acrobatic and aerial stunts.
Before the spell-binding performance, the Founding Chairman of Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor – who brought the show to Dubai – gave an introductory speech where he highlighted La Perle as an important step towards positioning Dubai as a global cultural and entertainment destination. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, commented: “We are delighted to bring permanent theatre to the United Arab Emirates. La Perle has secured Dubai’s position as a world-class entertainment hub.”
Franco Dragone, Founder and Artistic Director of the show production and creation company, Dragone and Director of La Perle said: “I want to provide a little piece of eternity for the region, a place of escape that any culture and ethnicity can understand and enjoy. I was so inspired by Dubai and it is an honour to introduce that vision to the world.”
The show is a ground-breaking fusion of breathtaking artistic performance including awe-inspiring aquatic and aerial feats, creative imagery and cutting-edge technology. La Perle is a visually stunning spectacle in, on and above water, encapsulating the spirit of Dubai and paying homage to the region’s rich history, present and future.
After the show the festivities continued in an exclusive after-party at BOA Lounge & Club inside W Dubai – Al Habtoor City where the 65 performing artists, from around the world, celebrated with the attendees.
La Perle takes place twice a night, five days a week. Performances run from Tuesday to Friday at 7:00pm and 9:30pm, and Saturday at 4pm and 7pm. Tickets start from AED 400.
About La Perle:
La Perle is a new show produced by cultural creative company Dragone, directed by the legendary artistic director Franco Dragone and brought to Dubai by the Al Habtoor Group. The first permanent show in the region, La Perle is a breathtaking fusion of artistic performance, creative imagery and ground-breaking technology. La Perle defines the future of global live entertainment, taking place in a tailor-made aqua theatre in the heart of Al Habtoor City.
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Dragone is a cultural creation company founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Franco Dragone, in La Louvière, Belgium. Today one of the world’s most sought-after artistic directors, he is renowned for having invented a new genre in the 1980’s and 90’s. The shows he created during his early days (Saltimbanco, Quidam, Mystère, Alegria, O) forever changed the face of live entertainment in Las Vegas and, decades later, these shows still receive nightly standing ovations.
From super-sized-shows in tailor-made theatres to operas in some of the world’s most historical buildings, Dragone’s unique creative approach carefully fuses the world’s human talents, artistic disciplines and technical innovations to serve local cultures and tell their stories. Among its most significant shows of the past decade: Celine Dion a New Day; Le Rêve (Las Vegas); The House of Dancing Water (Macau); Aida (Naples); The Han Show (Wuhan, China); The Dai Show (Xishuangbanna, China); Philipp Kirkorov – Me (Russia). Water has become a key component of Dragone’s artistic DNA and the company is now the world’s leading designer of aquatic theatres and shows.
The company creates, produces and operates shows and special events around the world. Its five creative centres of excellence — Casting, Illustration & Video, Costumes, Architecture & Design, and Talents & Trends — push the boundaries of performing arts and of the spectator experience with every new creation.
About Al Habtoor City:
Al Habtoor City is an upscale residential, hospitality and leisure development consisting of three five-star hotels (The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City), three luxury residential towers on Sheikh Zayed Road and on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal with unparalleled amenities, and spectacular leisure and entertainment venues. Further information available on www.alhabtoorcity.com
About Al Habtoor Group:
Al Habtoor Group LLC, headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one of the region’s largest and most respected conglomerates. Founded in 1970 by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, the Group has grown in unison with the UAE and today has a diverse portfolio of successful businesses operating in key sectors of the economy (hospitality, automotive, real estate, education and publishing). The AHG has an unwavering commitment to excellence, which is apparent throughout all its units. Further information on the Al Habtoor Group is available on www.habtoor.com