• Dana will captivate visitors with a seven song concert, accompanied by a chamber orchestra and an inventive staging of light and color at Qatar’s premier performing arts festival
• Dana’s latest hit album, Sandstorm, performed in Doha by the QPO is available on DVD and streaming platforms
• Dana’s most recent project, Rumi: The Musical, was exceptionally successful after a two-night world premiere in the West End at the London Coliseum
Presenting a multisensory performance at Doha’s first-ever D’reesha Performing Arts Festival, Dana Alfardan is expected to captivate audiences with a seven-song presentation from her groundbreaking fourth album, Indigo, on December 16 starting at 8 p.m. at Ceremonial Court in Qatar. City of Education Foundation.
Visitors can expect to be transported to a multidimensional setting where an original body of neo-classical cinematic and electronic compositions are combined to form an innovative contemporary arrangement that merges with a cheerfulness of color and light.
The headlining concert will bring together Dana’s innovative vision with a spectacular ensemble designed to promote an introspective journey that plays on the power of the naked eye and its own consciousness, with the aim of uplifting viewers to their selves. superior.
The live performance will feature a chamber orchestra, state-of-the-art light design and projection, and a mood-capturing color palette to transform the venue into the open air. Similar to Indigo’s awe-inspiring outlet showcase, Crystalline, audiences will be drawn into a serene space for a performance that evokes and pushes the human senses to their limits.
In keeping with Indigo’s deeper concept, the concert will create an experience for the audience that allows them to engage in a space outside of the noise that occupies the stresses of everyday life.
The show is inspired by the album’s nod to color theory by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, who states: “We have observed that all of nature manifests itself through color through to the sense of light. . Therefore, by manipulating light and color with an infusion of sound, the Indigo concert changes the mood into a unique perception for each spectator.
As the human eye and our consciousness do not naturally detect the majority of the white light spectrum, our “selective absorption” reveals our limited sense of connectedness. Dana’s music will open up a space to exercise the viewer’s additional spectral senses and expand their integration into themselves, as well as the world around them.
The concert will feature seven songs, each with its own unique meaning in the realm of otherworldly reach and reach.
The songs are – Indigo: It is believed to be the color of the third eye chakra. It is the color of wisdom and represents an understanding of your higher self.
Azure: Composed in blue to express depth and hope. In its most powerful emotional construct, blue is the space in which your reach is limitless.
Spectrum: This song intends to represent a greater variety in the “spectrum” of Crystalline. Its role in the album is to broaden and deepen our sensory absorption.
Chromium: The trace element responsible for creating the color red in the corundum stone, which produces a ruby.
Glacier: It is the moment that is frozen in the present. In this space, the only thing that matters is the here and now.
Heliodor: The properties of this yellow stone are believed to brighten the mind and promote a positive attitude and disposition. This song represents an awakening of the soul.
Harlequin: Is a reference to the color between green and yellow-green. Internally, it is our most fertile environment, generating optimal conditions for creative growth.
Commenting on the upcoming concert, Dana said, “To be headlining this amazing event is an honor. The performing arts scene in Qatar is teeming with incredibly innovative artists, and I am delighted to be involved with D’reesha to help engage a new generation of talent in our communities.
“The concert will be an exciting and inspiring spectacle,” she continued. “Indigo breaks the rules of ‘selective absorption’, and it works to connect audiences to their extra-spectral senses.
“What we have created is a remarkable experience that encourages viewers to expand and merge with their surroundings and within themselves, on a much deeper level,” she added.
The D’reesha Performing Arts Festival will be a year-round performance lab that aims to empower students. It will culminate with an annual festival that turns Education City into an open stage.
In the long run, the unique multidisciplinary platform provided by QF will provide the world with a performance experience like no other. Some of Dreesha’s signature performances include the Qatar Philharmonic, the Showtime production and of course a very special performance by Dana.
Tickets: QR50 online. Registration is required – it’s free. Visit www.qf.org.qa/community/dreesha-performing-arts-festival for more information.