The show will run for three months starting May 20…

For fans of Vincent Van Gogh, a visit to the Theatre of Digital Art in Souk Madinat Jumeirah is one you most likely ticked off your list as soon as the digital art theatre opened its doors in October 2020. The Dutch artist works of art are on display alongside other celebrated artists such as Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky and others in the regular show but it’s about to get taken a step further.

An immersive show titled ‘Being Van Gogh’ is coming to the Theatre of Digital Art on May 20 where the artist’s digitally displayed artworks will be paired with a multimedia experience about his short and tragic life.

So, what can you expect from ‘Being Van Gogh’? 

The show will focus on the most productive period of the artist’s life which is when he moved to Arles in the South of France. His most recognizable works were made during this time – The Sunflowers, Café Terrace At Night, The Bedroom, Starry Night Over The Rhone and many others. It was also during this time where Van Gogh formed his unique style of painting.

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The experience includes a mix of screenings showing ‘Van Gogh’ talking to the audience as if we were his brother, Theo followed by the audience being surrounded by the artist’s works of art.

Audience members will witness important aspects of Van Gogh’s life and work such as his relationships with his brother and family, his ambitions and disappointments, his poverty and more. There is no fiction involved as all this is based on the letters that Van Gogh penned himself to Theo. It is said that he wrote more than 2,000 letters in total.

More than 300 images of Van Gogh’s paintings, sketches and documentary photos are used in the 45-minute immersive show paired with moving classical music.

Tickets for the performance cost Dhs100 per adult and Dhs50 per child. The shows will only run for three months, so get your tickets to see a show now.

Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA), Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, starting May 20, Dhs100 per adult, Dhs50 per child. Tel:(0)4 277 4044.

Image: Theatre of Digital Art