Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Emirates’ Theme Debuts At Dubai’s Famous Dancing Fountain


News Release, 23 January 2013

Emirates’ Theme Debuts At Dubai’s Famous Dancing Fountain

Emirates has unveiled a new rendition of its own distinctive music, with a specially choreographed performance at the renowned Dubai Fountain in Downtown Dubai, inspired by its Hello Tomorrow theme.

Set against the backdrop of the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, the Emirates fountain show is a vibrant display of the essence of global harmony and spirit of Hello Tomorrow.

Emirates' signature tune has been brought to life by England's national orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, and the Soweto Gospel Choir in Johannesburg, who midway through the composition brings an unexpected dramatic element, by singing the words "Sawubona Ungomso" - Zulu for “Hello Tomorrow”.

Designed specifically for the Dubai Fountain by Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Tin, the composition is not just a fusion of contrasting musical styles, but also captures the philosophy behind Emirates' Hello Tomorrow platform.

The famous fountains will dance to Emirates’ Hello Tomorrow music every night after the Water, Fire and Light show at 8pm and 10pm until February 4, 2013 at the Burj Lake in Downtown Dubai. After February 4, the Emirates fountain show will be incorporated as the newest addition to the full Dubai Fountain repertoire, where residents and visitors to Dubai can be immersed in the grand scale of the Hello Tomorrow composition.

"The coming together of talent from across the globe to create a single harmony is the embodiment of what we stand for at Emirates, and the driving force behind Hello Tomorrow," said Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications, Emirates. "In our journey towards creating a cultural movement, the music is a key element to setting the tone and mood in our communication, and creating unity in Emirates' vision.”

Composer Christopher Tin commented: "For the Hello Tomorrow fountain show, I was inspired both by the international reach of the Emirates brand, but also by the range of emotions that the Fountain itself is able to elicit. I always wanted a piece of music that had a touch of international influences."The combination of the Soweto Gospel Choir chanting set against an arrangement performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, helped give the piece a global sensibility, while using the vernacular of late-19th-century Austria-- with references to waltzes and other dance forms--helped me showcase the humour, balletic grace, and exhilarating spectacle of the Fountain itself."
The 500-acre Downtown Dubai mega-development of Emaar has several compelling attractions including The Dubai Fountain, which features an extensive playlist reflecting the multicultural diversity of the city. .
--


New Emirates Fountain song part of The Dubai Fountain (photo courtesy of Emaar Properties)

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

ETS Review: Modelling Documents Released

Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) review, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>

ALSO:

Northland: Govt Plan Targets Transport, Web, Maori Assets

The government has released a 10-year plan to attract investors and lift economic growth in Northland, a region that perennially underperforms the rest of the country even while being endowed with natural beauty, productive land, minerals, a potential workforce, scope for manufacturing, forestry and aquaculture, and proximity to Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent

The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in the December 2015 quarter (from 6.0 percent), Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the lowest unemployment rate since March 2009. There were 16,000 fewer people unemployed than in the September ... More>>

ALSO:

Employment: Labour Urges Talley’s To End AFFCO Lockout

Labour has urged Talley’s to resolve the ongoing industrial dispute with AFFCO workers which is having a severe effect on the employees, their families and their communities, Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More>>

ALSO:

Three Kings: Govt To Oppose Appeal Blocking $1.2B Auckland Housing Plan

Environment Minister Nick Smith and Housing New Zealand have joined legal proceedings in support of Auckland Council and Fletcher Building opposing a bid by community groups to only allow low-rise housing in a $1.2 billion housing redevelopment on the disused site of the Three Kings quarry. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: Jetstar Expands Regional Network With Three New Routes

More New Zealanders than ever before will have access to Jetstar’s affordable flights when new services take off today from Auckland to New Plymouth and Palmerston North, and Nelson to Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news