La Perle's media statement on the recent passing of the show's creator, Franco Dragone.
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the creator of La Perle, Franco Dragone. La Perle would like to express our gratitude for the overflowing messages of support and admiration for Franco as we are all greeted with memories of working alongside him or experiencing his beautiful creations.
Franco Dragone worked alongside Al Habtoor Group Chairman, Mr. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor to create the living installation, La Perle here in Dubai in 2015. Together they envisioned a poetic, emotional and dreamlike experience that would embody the spirit of Dubai to present a new era of live-entertainment in the region.
Franco believed that in this creative life, creation requires courage. We encourage all of you to carry on with this visionary legacy that will lead to new discoveries, new methods, new outlooks and surprise within and beyond the stage.
La Perle performs two shows nightly at 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
For all group and MICE bookings or for general sales enquiries please contact: [email protected]
La Perle: Eyzell Salinel, Creative Comms Manager|[email protected] | +971 50 562 5086
Al Habtoor Group: Noura Badawi| [email protected] | +971 (4) 394 1444
Notes to Editors:
About La Perle:
La Perle is Dubai’s #1 aquatic show produced by cultural creative company Dragone, directed by the legendary artistic director Franco Dragone and brought to Dubai by the Al Habtoor Group. The first permanent show in the region, La Perle is a breath-taking fusion of artistic performance, creative imagery and ground-breaking technology. La Perle defines the future of global live entertainment, taking place in a tailor-made aquatic theatre in the heart of Al Habtoor City.
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Dragone is a cultural creation company founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Franco Dragone, in La Louvière, Belgium. As one of the world’s most sought-after artistic directors, he was renowned for having invented a new genre in the 1980’s and 90’s. The first shows he created during his early days (Saltimbanco, Quidam, Mystère, Alegria, and O) forever changed the face of live entertainment and, decades later, these shows still receive nightly standing ovations.
From super-sized-shows in tailor-made theatres to operas in some of the world’s most historical buildings, Dragone’s unique creative approach has carefully fused the world’s human talents, artistic disciplines and technical innovations to serve local cultures and tell their stories. Among its most significant shows of the past decade: Celine Dion - A New Day (Las Vegas); Le Rêve (Las Vegas); The House of Dancing Water (Macau); Aida (Naples); The Han Show (Wuhan, China); The Dai Show (Xishuangbanna, China); Philipp Kirkorov – Me (Russia). Water has become a key component of Dragone’s artistic DNA and the company is now the world’s leading designer of aquatic theatres and shows.
The company creates, produces and operates shows and special events around the world. Its five creative centres of excellence — Casting, Illustration & Video, Costumes, Architecture & Design, and Talents & Trends — push the boundaries of performing arts and of the spectator experience with every new creation.
About Al Habtoor City:
Al Habtoor City is an upscale hospitality, residential and leisure complex. It features three five-star hotels (Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts; V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton; and Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City) in addition to three luxury residential towers on Sheikh Zayed Road and on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal with unparalleled amenities, and spectacular leisure and entertainment venues. Al Habtoor City is home to the region’s first permanent resident show – La Perle by Dragone.
About Al Habtoor Group:
Al Habtoor Group LLC, headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one of the region’s largest and most respected conglomerates. Founded in 1970 by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, the Group has grown in unison with the UAE and today has a diverse portfolio of successful businesses operating in key sectors of the economy (hospitality, automotive, real estate, education and publishing). The AHG has an unwavering commitment to excellence, which is apparent throughout all its units. Further information on the Al Habtoor Group is available on www.habtoor.com