The Magic of Arab Shadow Theater

Organised by New York University Abu Dhabi Institute

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Shadow play, known as khayal al-zill, karagoz, or li‘b, is a performing art with a long and rich history in the Arab world.

Like Aladdin’s magic lamp that transforms the real world into a fantasy land, the shadow master’s lantern projects fairytales and spectacles with intricate, cartoonish figures onto a screen for audiences to enjoy.

This talk surveys this enduring tradition - from its earliest sighting in the tenth century, to its gradual decline on the eve of modernity and finally to the modern-day efforts to preserve it.

Event speaker:
Li Guo, Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Notre Dame


date and time

Tue, Oct 22, 2019, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

event location

New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

contact info

New York University Abu Dhabi Institute
Tel: 026285242

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Schedule

Date Time Location Notes
Oct 22, 2019 06:30 PM 08:00 PM New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Conference Center - A6 Building

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