Arab ballet The Ring Dove Story to be presented at ROHM for two days

April 10, 2019

The Royal Opera House Muscat’s World Premiere of Al Hamama Al Mutawwaqa, The Ring Dove Story will be held on Friday and Saturday. 

Inspired by a tale in the age-old book of fables, Kalila and Dimna, Hrant Minas Keshishian has created a charming ballet about the adventures of a dove queen and her friends.

The ballet has an endearing cast of characters including: a crow; a flock of doves and their queen, the ring dove; a mouse; a tortoise; and a gazelle. One by one, the characters become friends, and with each new friend a charming dance is performed.

When the doves are caught in a hunter’s net, the dove queen entreats them to make a herculean effort to raise the net in flight. In a determined effort, the doves manage to lift the net and the mouse chews the net and frees the doves.

The huntsman continues to track them, but his traps are foiled and the friends are saved. Finally, the hunter is defeated and the five friends perform the most wonderful dance of all: The joyous Dance of Friendship.

The ballet is performed by Dynamics Production Company to live orchestral music in this world premiere of the world’s first Arab ballet, directed by visionary director Ahmed el Sayed Abou Moussa, with enchanting choreography by Sally Ahmed.

On Friday, the ballet will begin at 7.30pm and 4pm on Saturday.