Expect the Unexpected: Louvre Abu Dhabi Pop-Up Performances

Organised by Louvre Abu Dhabi

Catch live pop-up performances in the Galleries and under the Dome only at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, with a surprise at every turn! Get ready for an unforgettable encounter with artists, singers and dancers from across the globe, as they perform against the backdrop of stunning masterpieces.

Take an unexpected and memorable journey through the museum,  the crossroads of civilisations and discover intimate performances that promise to awaken your senses. Experience the beauty of the art on display and get closer to the artists performing - just for you!

The event will feature:

Benjamin Millepied - L.A Dance Project
with 5 Live Calibrations choreographed by Madeline Hollande, Split Step by visual artist Emily Mast and Tino Sehgal.
6 to 7 November

Quatuor Diotima
8  to 9 November

One of the most in-demand chamber music ensembles, Quatuor Diotima is the perfect embodiment of the mix of cultures and references found in classical music. Classical repertoire masters such as Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel and Schubert benefit from the wonderful acoustics of the museum, in conversation with the artworks that almost seem to come to life.

Hindi Zahra

8 to 9 November

Closely combining music and spirituality, from Morocco to France, Hindi Zahra is one of the most interesting multicultural artists of our time. The artist who previously captivated audience members at the Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2018 is continuing to forge close ties with the museum. Using the vibrations in her voice, she goes into a trance-like state and invites the audience to follow.

Hamdan Al Abri
8 to 9 November

Skilfully and delicately combining pop, urban and Arab-Muslim influences, Hamdan Al Abri, a native of Dubai, is a singer, songwriter and performer.  He will offer a breath-taking and crystalline sound, creating a dialogue with the architecture and art on display, conveying joy and the heartfelt value of tolerance.

Wang Li

8 to 9 November

Wang Li is a Chinese musician based in Paris. Combining his childhood memories with his imagination, he creates unique and universal sounds with a jaw harp and calabash flute, which evokes introspection, nostalgia and joy.

Ghewar Khan, Fiorze Khan and Khatu Sapera

8 to 9 November

The history and culture of Rajasthan are revealed through the music of brothers, Ghewar and Fiorze Khan and their traditional instruments that blend with Khatu Sapera's Kalbeliya dance. This thousand-year-old, sensual Rajasthan dance is the very expression of a chivalrous and gestural culture, a source of inspiration and spirituality through the intense sounds that liberate the soul and blend with the museum's art.


Ramadan Hassan and Elhamy Migally

8 to 9 November

As a living testimony to musical art along the Nile, the renowned ensemble Musicians of the Nile, led by Ramadan Aly Hassan Youssef, takes the audience on a historical journey of the senses. This oral poem of unparalleled emotion, also known as the 'Hilali epic', tells the story of the Bani Hilal Bedouin tribe and is the only one still to be performed in its full musical form.


Khalifa Nasser
8 to 9 November

Experience the raw and powerful voice of Emirati singer Khalifa Nasser. The self-taught artist has garnered a huge following after going viral on social media. He has shot to fame, singing live across the country - including performing at the Expo 2020 countdown event in Dubai. The embodiment of East meets West, Khalifa performs pop, jazz and blues covers, advocating the diversity that the United Arab Emirates has come to represent.

*The event is free with a museum general admission ticket purchase.

date and time

Wed, Nov 06, 2019 - Sat, Nov 09, 2019

event location

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

contact info

Louvre Abu Dhabi
Tel: +971600565566

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Schedule

Date Time Location Notes
Nov 06 - Nov 07, 2019 03:00 PM 06:00 PM Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Performances by:
Benjamin Millepied - L.A Dance Project
Nov 08 - Nov 09, 2019 03:00 PM 06:00 PM Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Performances by:
Quatuor Diotima
Hindi Zahra
Hamdan Al Abri
Wang Li
Ghewar Khan, Fiorze Khan and Khatu Sapera
Ramadan Hassan and Elhamy Migally
Khalifa Nasser


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