Against the tides – Art Exhibition has a special history, created 5 years ago with keeping Art alive in mind, ATT has reinvented iteself over and over again to offer new themes and avenues to the Artistic Commuinity.
In 2010, we hosted the first ever Against the tides Exhibition – we celebrated works from first time Artists, giving a break to young and upcoming talent!
In 2011 we themed the Art Exhibit around Strength of a Woman and had over 100 artists participating.
In 2012 we sailed to Dubai Marina and Abu Dhabi with the theme Saving the Planet, seeing artworks that were environmentally conscience!
In 2013 – we bring to you Against the tides – 2013 celebrating the Cultural Arabic Heritage, a homage to the Emirates, we are seeking Artists with a passion & love for this culture!
In 2014 – we are “Celebrating Cancer Survivors” – a tribute to their strength & faith. We have over 15 Local Artists participating this year, all have worked hard to inspire images of hope, faith & courage. This year we will take the Art exhibition to a new avenue where we will combine Fashion, Music and Art.
The Art Exhibition will open its doors on the 28th of September 2014 with a unique Fashion Show, “The Warrior Walk” – We will have over 10 Models showcasing the Warrior walk – it is to empower, encourage and offer support to our cause.
The SASH sisters, Sandhya & Sheetal Rajan will be the contributing designers to the Warriors, each outfit has been handcrafted and designed for Against the tides and keeping in mind the message of Positivity and Strength, the designs will be auctioned off at the end of the night. “The brand SASH is the essential new fashion statement for men and women. Indo-western fusion finds its home in bohemian design essence, compiled by two designer sisters. When the method of Sandhya and the madness of Sheetal combine, fashion lovers can look forward to designs born to make a statement.”
The Faces of the Warriors will have Body Art created by the Masters, Nitasha and Eirini, founders of ‘My Make-Up Moments’ believe: “You do not need a total revamp or a lengthy make-up course with an overload of professional make-up techniques – just these basic pro tricks and guidance with the perfect product picks that will make you look your best”.
On the Team of Makeup & Hair Stylist will also be Ms. Malini Ohri is the founder of Splendour Beauty & hair Centre
Splendour Beauty & Hair Centre :At Splendour the therapists can take care of your every beauty need- Hair, Skin, Body, Nails, Make-up and Slimming.
Splendour even provides make-up & hair styling classes that are taught by Malini Ohri & her team of experts.
Malini Ohri is a well known name in Dubai in the field of cosmetology, she is a UK trained health and beauty therapist, make-up artist, Reiki master and aromatherapist with over 30 years of multi-facetted experience in these fields. She has always supported creativity and its no wonder she is the first to step in to showcase the First Warrior Walk – Fashion Show in Dubai.
Malini Ohri: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Malini-Ohri/116066281769963
KanAfrik Drum and Dance, KanAfrik which means “Sounds of Africa” a Dubai based African drumming and dance group lead by Jerry Kwashie Dzokoto, an African descent, African music Consultant/Choreographer. He is a drummer/dancer/facilitator who was deeply initiated into the African drumming and dance traditions, and holds B.S in the Arts from SUNY Empire State College, New York. The Warriors will walk on the beats and rythym created by the team of Jerry’s Drummers. “Drumming is an ancient technique that has been used to shift states of consciousness. In various ancient cultures, chanting, rhythmic breathing and drumming constellate an ancient technique used to synchronize the body with the mind in order to explore varying levels of consciousness. The physical activity of creating repetitive sounds entrained right & left-brain activity to alter brainwaves to a relaxed theta state of consciousness. In this relaxed creativity state, intuitive insight and awareness contributed towards a condition of healing of physical, psychological and emotional wounds.” (Redmond, 1997)
The night will then see on stage the performances of local performing Artists, the young Laura Khoury who will be belting out latest hits at Against the tides, with her passion and strong vocal chords, she is one singer who has always been an outstanding performer on stage.
Other Performers include the Rocker ROKAT, Born in India but raised in the UAE, Rokat had mixed influences from various cultures. Since a very young age he dived into writing poetry and short stories. As the teen years came by he added music to his words and thus the song-writer was born. The sound Rokat creates is a fusion of the various influences from pop culture and ideals he has. His music is an extension to what he believes and who he is. The music he makes is visual in nature and is driven with a theatrical persona.
One of the most awaited Performance of the Night will be by the talented Duo Ian & Yasmina –
One of the night’s surprise element is a Poet, Ray (Rachana Iyer) who is a wanderer, seeker and an only child of two beautiful souls. She found herself writing poetry since the age of 12 and has not stopped since. She believes that writing can be healing and a powerful medium to create change. She has worked in the social impact sector in rural and urban India. Ray writes of finding homes in strangers, questioning social constructs, the sweetness of pain. She writes in her blog ‘I am a Kaleidoscope’, has performed spoken word in Dubai, Turkey and India and also runs the ‘Ray’s Typewriter Diaries’ project online.
To learn more about her work: https://www.facebook.com/raystypewriterdiaries