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Kings & Pawns - ملوك وبيادق

  • Monday, 24 February 2014 08:59
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Chess, backgammon and other board games are a vibrant part of everyday culture in the Gulf region, the Middle East, and the wider world; their roots, however, are much deeper than many realise. This exhibition uncovers the history of board games in the Islamic world, from India to Spain between the 7th and the 20th century.

 

The exhibition focuses heavily on chess, from its origins in India to its adoption by the Persian élite and its subsequent spread across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe following the rise of Islam. However, a significant part of Kings and Pawns will also examine other board games with Indian and Islamic connections such as ‘pachisi’ (ludo), and ‘gyan chaupar’ (snakes and ladders), bringing to life the spread of ideas and shared culture over the centuries.

 

Kings and Pawns features game boards, game pieces, Persian and Arabic chess manuals, paintings and illustrated manuscripts.

 

19 March to 21 June 2014

 

 

KINGS AND PAWNS EVENTS

 

The Great Game: Indian Pachisi and its descendants

 

19 March, 6pm - 7pm

Dr Irving Finkel

MIA Auditorium

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The rock crystal chess pieces in The Al Sabah Collection, Dar al Athar Al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait

 

20 March, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Dr Deborah Freeman

MIA Auditorium

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Measuring Human Chess Ability: Kasparov vs. Deep Blue

 

20 March, 6pm - 7pm

Dr Feng-Hsiung Hsu

MIA Auditorium

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Kings and Queens of Qatar - Documentary Film

 

26 March, 6pm

Documentary Film A documentary about the Qatar National Chess teams as they compete at the World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul in 2012 directed by Shamir Allibhai. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and members of the Qatar National Chess teams

Further screenings including Q+A sessions of Kings and Queens of Qatar to be held on 9, 10, 13, 14, 20, 21 and 28 April, 7pm - 9pm.

 

Thursday Lates

 

27 March, 6pm - 7pm

In English

Join us as a relaxing end to your week for a guided tour of our temporary exhibition Kings and Pawns: Board Games from India to Spain in the company of the curator by William Greenwood

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Special Exhibitions

 

Gallery Mosaic Chessboard

 

29 March, 5, 12, 19 April, 12pm - 2pm

Under the direction of the facilitator, you will be able to create your own chessboards with tiles, using the reversing mosaic technique.

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Conservation Labs Behind-the-Scenes - Kings and Pawns: Board Games from India to Spain

 

7 April, 9:30am - 11am

In English

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the work of the conservation team in preparing objects for exhibition display.

University Students and Adults

Education Reception

 

64 Square: Chess, Art and Culture from Mysore to Madrid

 

23 April, 6pm - 7pm

William Greenwood

MIA Auditorium

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الشطرنج والنرد وغيرها من الألعاب اللوحية جزء لا يتجزأ من الحياة الثقافية اليومية في منطقة الخليج والشرق الأوسط والعالم بأجمعه؛ علماً بأن جذور هذه الألعاب تضرب عميقاً في القدم بشكل قد لا يعرفه الكثيرون. يكشف هذا المعرض النقاب عن تاريخ الألعاب اللوحية في العالم الإسلامي، التي امتدت من الهند إلى إسبانيا ما بين القرنين السابع والعشرين الميلادية.

 

يركز المعرض بشكل رئيس على لعبة الشطرنج بدءاً من أصولها الهندية وصولاً إلى تبنيها من قبل النخبة الفارسية وانتشارها الواسع في أرجاء الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا وأوروبا بعد ظهور الإسلام. كما خُصص جزء مهم من معرض ملوك وبيادق لبعض الألعاب اللوحية الأخرى ذات الروابط الهندية والإسلامية مثل الباتشيسي (البرجيس أو اللودو) والجيان تشوبار (الأفاعي والسلالم) مما يدل على الامتداد الفكري والتبادل الثقافي على مر القرون.

 

يتناول معرض ملوك وبيادق ألواح ورقع الألعاب وأحجارها، كما يعرض كتيبات عربية وفارسية خُصصت للعبة الشطرنج، ولوحات ومخطوطات مصوّرة.

 

من 19 مارس إلى 21 يونيو 2014

 

 

فعاليات ملوك وبيادق

 

اللعبة العظيمة: البرجيس الهندي وفروعه

 

19 مارس 2014, 6:00 – 7:00 مساءً

د. ايرفنغ فينكل

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أحجار الشطرنج من الكريستال الصخري في مجموعة الصباح، دار الآثار الإسلامية، الكويت

 

20 مارس 2014، 12:30 – 1:30 بعد الظهر

د. ديبرا فريمان

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قياس المهارة البشرية في لعبة الشطرنج: كاسباروف في مواجهة الشاشة الزرقاء

 

20 مارس 2014، 6:00 – 7:00 مساء

د. فنغ هسيونغ هسو

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ملوك وملكات قطر – فيلم وثائقي

 

26 مارس 2014، 6:00 مساءً

فيلم وثائقي حول فرق الشطرنج الوطنية القطرية أثناء منافسات الشطرنج الأولمبية العالمية التي أقيمت في اسطنبول عام 2012 من إخراج شامير علي بهائي. يتبع الفيلم نقاش لطرح الأسئلة على المخرج وأعضاء فرق الشطرنج الوطنية القطرية

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أمسيات الخميس

 

27 مارس 2014، 6:00 – 7:00 مساءً

(بالإنجليزية)

شاركونا في أمسية مريحة وجولة حميمة في أرجاء معرض ملوك وبيادق: ألعاب لوحية من الهند إلى إسبانيا في نهاية الأسبوع، بصحبة أمين المعرض. ويليام غرينوود

الحجز غير ضروري

صالة المعارض الخاصة

 

 ألواح الشطرنج الفسيفسائية

 

29 مارس، 5، 12، 19 أبريل، 12:00 – 2:00 بعد الظهر

من خلال توجيهات المدرّبة ستتمكنون من صنع لوح شطرنج خاص بكم من البلاط، باستخدام تقنيات الفسيفساء المتقابلة.

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مخابر الترميم وراء الكواليس – ملوك وبيادق: ألعاب لوحية من الهند إلى إسبانيا

 

7 أبريل 2014، 9:30 – 11:00 صباحاً

(بالإنجليزية)

نظرة حصرية على كواليس مخابر الترميم وعمل فريق الترميم أثناء تحضير المقتنيات للعرض.

طلاب الجامعات والراشدون

ردهة استقبال قسم التعليم

 

64 مربعاً: الشطرنج، فن وثقافة من ميسور إلى مدريد

 

23 أبريل 2014، 6:00 – 7:00 مساء

وليام غرينوود

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Behind the Veil

  • Monday, 17 February 2014 08:23
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Produced by Magnum Photos and Versicherungskammer Bayera, the exhibit serves as a tribute to the grande dame of photography, Eve Arnold, and celebrates her legendary and far

reaching career that spanned nearly half a century as a photojournalist, social commentator and documentor. Best remembered for her portraits of Hollywood heavy weights such as Marlent Dietrich, Joan Crawford and Marilyn monroe. Arnold also ventured into hot topics of her time, including Black America, Revolutionary China and Women’s issue. Over fifty years of Arnold’s work will be put for display for the first time in Qatar.

 

9 Mar - 12 Apr 2014

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 

Katara Gallery 2 - Bldg 18

Around the World with the Vienna Boys Choir

  • Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:47
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Han-Na Chang, music director

Siwar (JCC Children’s Choir)

Nabih El Khatib, choirmaster

The Vienna Boys Choir

Bomi Kim, choirmaster

Marcel Khalifé: Salute

Traditional: Polegnala(Bulgaria) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Frederic Weatherly (lyrics) and Jane Ross/Traditional (music): Danny Boy (Ireland) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Traditional: Ariang (Korea) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Traditional: Kou-leull tiang ting kang (China) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Rudolf Sieczyński: Wien, Wien, nur du allein (Austria)

Traditional: Lamma bada yatathanna (Traditional Muwashah, music Rearranged by Lubnan Baalbaki) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Al-Mulla Outhman Al-Mousili–Sayed Darwish: Zourouni Kul Sana Mara (Lyrics and composition by Sayed Darwish, music rearranged by Michel Fadel)

Traditional: Oh Shenandoah (United States) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Leonard Bernstein: Mambo from West Side Story (United States)

Traditional: El Condor Pasa (South America) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Traditional: Niski Banja (Serbia) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Traditional: Hoya ho (Africa) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Solomon Linda: From The Lion King: The Lions Sleep Tonight (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

Jacques Offenbach: Overture to La vie parisienne (France)

Gérard Lenorman: La Ballade des gens heureux (France. Lyrics by Pierre Delanoe

 

and Gérard Lenorman, composed by Gérard Lenorman, music rearranged by Michel Fadel) (arr. Oliver Schmidt)

 

 

1 Mar - 2 Mar 2014

07:30 - 10:00 PM

Katara Opera House – Building 16

 

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SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN CONCERT - DREAMCHASER WORLD TOUR

  • Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:01
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M Premiere proudly presents international soprano superstar Sarah Brightman in concert on Sunday 9 February, 2014.

M Premiere in association with Dreamotion Entertainment bring you the blockbuster experience-of-a-lifetime: the regional debut of the legendary English songstress’ internationally-heralded ‘Dreamchaser’ tour.

Performing countless hits from her multi-award-winning stage and film career, Brightman’s Qatar show come 45 years after her own life-changing moment – watching the famous Apollo 11 moon landings live on television. The grainy black-and-white images formed a lasting impression on Sarah’s childhood and are now the inspiration behind her hugely-successful ‘Dreamchaser’ shows.

Having begun her stunning rise to fame in musicals in London’s West End, Brightman has gone on to sell in excess of 30 million records and two million DVDs worldwide, establishing herself as the world's best-selling soprano of all time. She’s also made history as the first artist to perform at two different Olympic Games (Barcelona - 1992 and Beijing - 2008) and will re-write record books again in 2015 when she travels to the International Space Station on a Soyuz rocket and becomes the first professional musician to record a song in space!

Reserve your SPACE at Sarah’s Qatar concert now!

Sunday - February 9, 2014 - 08:30 PM 
Qatar National Convention Centre - Doha - Convention_Center 
Doors Open 07:00 PM

 

Prices:

290 QAR up to 1200 QAR

 

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DANA in concert at MIA park

  • Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:53
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Local Artist DANA in concert at MIA park, as part of MIA's free music program.

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19 February / 7:00 pm

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival

  • Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:36
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Following on from the record-breaking success of Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be returning to the Qatar National Convention Centre with an exciting new stage show, Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, from February 12 – 16. The Fab-four will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions where concert goers will hear the greatest hits from the blockbuster movies of Disney’s Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams. 

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, featuring an all-star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters, begins with audiences watching a state-of-the-art video projection of the frenzy backstage which spills onto the stage as Mickey Mouse welcomes guests to his concert tour. Soon thereafter, they will be transported to a new world of hip hop beats, dizzying acrobatics, flying carpets and magical transformations with Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie. Underwater is where the crowd will meet up with Ariel, Sebastian and their nautical pals to groove to the reggae rhythm. And, family and friends will stomp to the beat as Woody, Buzz and Jessie teach them how to boogie rodeo-style. 

 

Wednesday - February 12, 2014 - 07:00 PM 
Qatar National Convention Centre - Doha - Theater 
Doors Open 06:00 PM

 

Prices:

 

150 QAR – Bronze

250 QAR – Sliver

375 QAR – Gold

1000 QAR – VIP

 

 

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Maidentrip - رحلة الفتاة الشابة

  • Tuesday, 04 February 2014 11:04
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Fourteen-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage as the youngest person ever to attempt sailing around the world alone. After a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom and adventure. The film won the Audience Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and the Camden International Film Festival. 

 

Screening Times:
Katara Drama Theatre, Building 16

Complimentary Qatar National Sports Day

Tuesday, 11 February, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM
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Regular Screening

Friday, 14 February, 4:00 PM
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Tickets:
Tickets are required to attend all free screenings and can be picked up in person at the Doha Film Institute Ticket Outlet. 

Box Office:
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Dusk to Dawn - من الغسق حتى الفجر

  • Monday, 27 January 2014 12:55
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Part of Qatar Brazil 2014 year, Anima Gallery Cordially invites you to the Preview Reception of Dusk to Dawn …. Threads of Infinity an Exhibition by Pedro Varela and Carolina Ponte.

 

Sunday 9th of February, from 7 to 9 pm at Anima Gallery.

The show will be from the 9th of February till the 9th of May, 2014

 

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Noor            66862425

MCKOUK       33390463

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كجزء من برنامج قطر البرازيل 2014 تتشرف آنيما غاليري بدعوتكم لحضور حفل افتتاح معرض "من الغسق حتى الفجر .. خيوط بلا نهاية" للفنانين بيدرو فاريلا و كارولينا بونتي

 

آنيما غاليري

الأحد 9 فبراير 2014 من الساعة 7 إلى 9 مساء.

 

لتأكيد الحضور

نور                66862425

مكوك            33390463

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Cinderella Ballet - سندريلا

  • Sunday, 19 January 2014 10:44
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Cinderella is a ballet composed by Sergey Prokofiev. Scenario was written by Nikolay Volkov based on the classic fairy tale of Charles Perrault. The music to the ballet was composed

between 1940 and 1944. The choreography has had numerous revisions.

The premiere of Cinderella composed by Prokofiev was conducted on November 21, 1945 at the Bolshoi Theatre. It was staged by Rostislav Zakharov and the lead roles were danced by Olga Lepeshinskaya, Galina Ulanova and Raisa Struchkova. Earlier versions of Cinderella ballet were staged to the music of other composers.

On April 8th, 1946 at the Kirov Theatre a premiere of a new ballet of Konstantin Sergeyev set to the music composed by Prokofiev was conducted. The performance was staged by an artist

Boris Erdman, and orchestrated by Pavel Feldt. The title role was danced by the wife of the ballet master, Natalia Dudinskaya, and the role of the Prince was performed by K. Sergeyev.

Beautiful interpretations of Cinderella were delivered by Gabriela Komleva and Svetlana Efremova. The ballet itself became spectators’ favourite for many years.

Moscow State Academic Dance Theatre “Gzhel’s” Cinderella is performed to the choreography of Konstantin Sergeyev, under the revision of Natalia Permyakova.

 

Please Note that 2 Shows will be held per day: From 4 pm till 5 pm

5 Feb - 8 Feb 2014

From 7pm till 8pm

At the Drama Theatre – Bldg 16

 

Tickets will be available soon at Virgin Megastore

 

 

سندريلا عرض باليه للملحن سيرغي بركوفييف, قام بكتابة القصة نيكولاي فولكوف مستنداً على قصة الجنيّة الكلاسيكية للكاتب تشارلز بيرالت. استغرق تأليف موسيقى العمل 4 سنوات من عام 1940 ولغاية 1944, وقد صُمِّمَ العديد من الرقصات لهذا العمل.

عُرِضَ باليه سندريلا مع موسيقا الملحن بركوفييف في 21/11/1945 على مسرح البولشوي, و قَدَّم العمل روستيلاف زخاروف, كما قام بأداء الأدوار الرئيسية أولغا لبشنسكايا, غالينا أولانوفا, رايسا ستاخوفا. كما كان هنالك العديد من الإصدارات السابقة لموسيقا العمل و لملحنيين آخرين.

كما قُدِّم العمل على مسرح كيروف في 8/4/1946 بشكل جديد من تصميم كونستانيتا سيرغييف و باستخدام موسيقا بركوفييف, قام بتقديم العمل حينها الفنان بوريس اردمان و بقيادة المايسترو بافل فيلدت, و الراقصين (زوجة الأب) نتاليا دادينسكايا, (الأمير) ك. سيرجيف, ( سندريلا) غابريلا كموليفا و سفتلانا ايفرموفا.     و بقي عرض سندريلا هو الأفضل للجماهير لعدة سنوات .

 

تقدم أكاديمية موسكو للمسرح الراقص ” كجل ” عرض سندريلا المأخوذ عن تصميم كونستانتيا سيرغيف و تحت إشراف نتاليا برميكوفا.

 

 5 Feb - 8 Feb 2014

04:00:pm - 08:00:pm

 

كتارا - مسرح الدراما - مبنى 16

“Simply Beautiful" takes visitors on a visual journey through variations on the universal theme of beauty.

 

The more than 50 images in the exhibition plumb the depth of National Geographic’s Image Collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, from stunning landscapes and magnificent wildlife to fascinating people and quaint locales. The exhibition makes one ponder what creates beauty in a photograph, and illustrates how photographers can compose an image that provides visual proof that there is beauty, often overlooked, in nearly everything.

 

Qatar Photographic Society in Cooperation with the Katara Cultural Village are pleased to invite you for the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

 

Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 7.15  PM

 

Qatar Photographic Society, Cultural Village Katara at building No.18

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