Shekhar Kapur and A R Rahman talk of their Dubai Expo collab, thank HE Reem al Hashimy

Award winning director Shekhar Kapur who is one of the consultants of the Dubai Expo shared a poignant post on his collaboration with musical genius AR Rahman who is an integral part of the Expo. Rahman who met us last year was scouting then for talents for his all women orchestra that he was planning for the Dubai Expo. Here is the transcript of the post the Shekhar Kapur shared.

When the amazing Al Wasl dome at the Dubai Expo was under construction, A R Rahman and I walked into it. Awed but challenged by its immensity. And we both knew what was in each other’s mind. So much was left unsaid but completely understood.

“Could we,” I asked

“It is a challenge,” replies AR Rahman. ” No one has done it before.”

“That’s why we should, shouldn’t we,” I said.

And no more words were needed. Rahman and I are going to put up a live musical show in this amazing space. In association with one of the best projection/live shows companies in the world ‘Artists in Motion.’.. with credits like King Kong on Broadway… with 50 high density moving projectors point at the sky..

With a story transcending the space between the earth and sky, Wisdom and Curiosity, timelessness and consciousness, is the musical story of Ship of Human Endeavor. A new collaboration between us..

Would not have been possible without the constant encouragement and support from HE Reem Al Hashmi.

HE Reem Al-Hashimy is the UAE minister of State and managing director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 Bid Committee.

 

 

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