Festival and Events

Sharjah Light Festival 2019- Video

The Sharjah Light Festival has been captivating spectators at the landmark buildings and public places in the city since 6th February 2019. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah and under the theme ‘Culture and Family, the festival will conclude on 16th February 2019.

This year, the lighting arrangements are based on various themes, implemented by renowned light and sound artists from across the globe. The light festival illuminates the city’s landmarks with spectacular music and light shows, using the latest techniques in lighting, graphics, 3-D and video mapping technology.

This video shows the spectacular light and sound show at the Sharjah Municipality building. The show, themed as “Transmission” imagined for Sharjah Municipality is a powerful tribute to Arabic culture and the ones who made it live, yesterday and today. The stories emerging from legends and mythic poets that are still told today. This show focuses on the universality of Arabic culture and singularity of its symbols. It aims at presenting Sharjah as a place of reunion of all these different directions. The show takes full advantage of the magnificence of the Municipality building to enhance its colossal architecture with a thought-provoking ballet.

The artist of the show is Laurent Langlois’, whose activities are mainly based on the art of using projected photographic images in his stage directing and space designing projects. Since 1986, he’s been collaborating for multiple cultural events, in museums, theatres and festivals.