Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is organising a three-day international dance show, Blaze, starting from 18 August 2014 at the Doha Exhibition Center (DEC) as part of the Qatar Summer Festival 2014.
The free performance will go on for three consecutive days from 18 to 20 August 2014 at three different timings – 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm – daily with each show lasting 20 minutes.
Eid In Qatar & Qatar Summer Festival Project Manager, Mashal Shahbik, said:
Blaze is a highly energetic show that we expect will draw in many observers as it suitable for people of all ages and is extremely young-spirited and fun.’
Choreographer Anthony Van Laast directs the UK-based show. His work has appeared on Broadway in the popular musicals Sister Act and Mamma Mia! The group has performed with artists such as Michael Jackson and has sold more than 250,000 tickets in worldwide tours around Europe and Asia.
QTA is offering a free shuttle bus service throughout the summer festival from the Q-Post offices parking to the Family Fun activities in the DEC and Fountain Fun activity on the Corniche at Murjan restaurant. The bus departs from the Q-Post office and passes by the two stations in one consecutive route. The bus will be available on an hourly basis during the week starting from 3 pm until 10 pm. As for weekend, the bus will be available starting from 2 pm, until 11 pm.
As part of the Qatar Summer Festival 2014, QTA has converted DEC into an indoor 10,000 sqm entertainment city featuring activities and programmes that cater to all ages; from extreme sports for adults, to soft play areas for kids. The DEC is split up into zones, with dedicated games areas – ranging from professional skateboarding ramps to bouncy castles, a food court area, and a retail area.
There is also a stage for Baraem TV for plays and performances. Baraem TV will be putting on a 45-minute theatrical play encouraging and educating children about social values, cooperation and goodwill, every weekend. The show will be on at 4:30 pm and 8:15 pm every Friday and Saturday from the 8th of August until 27 September 2014.
The DEC entertainment city will be open from 3 pm to 11 pm on weekdays, and from 2 pm to 12 am (midnight) on weekends. Although the entry is free, activities are priced between QR5 to QR30. Payment is only accepted through cash.
At the Corniche, which is the first venue that the shuttle bus stops at, there are daily dancing fountain shows on until the end of the festival. During the week, the fountain show is running from 7 pm to 11 pm at 30-minute intervals, and on the weekends, the show is on from 6 pm to 12 pm at 45-minute intervals