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Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, announced that its direct operation in the UAE, Canon Emirates will support “Rest Upon The Wind”, a play inspired by the life and times of Khalil Gibran.
The play is set to be staged from 17th to 20th October, 2012 at The First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah at 8 pm. Presented by BOLDtalks and produced by renowned play director Ali Matar, “Rest Upon the Wind” tells the tale of one of the Middle East’s most influential writers.
Canon’s sponsorship of the theatrical production is in line with its ongoing efforts to help local, grass-roots cultural efforts and to inspire people’s creativity and innovation.
As the imaging partner for the production, Canon Middle East will print all posters, brochures and marketing materials related to the play. In addition, the company will arrange for a “click and print” activity at the venue, enabling visitors to capture their memory of the evening and to leave with a token reminder of the time spent with family or friends.
Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East said: “Under our corporate philosophy of kyosei – which means living and working together for the common good - the range of Canon's social contribution includes fostering the arts. Theatre is a great platform for creative expression and we are pleased to offer our state-of-the-art imaging solutions to aid the marketing efforts for this production.”
Shadi Bakhour General Manager, Canon Emirates said: “The UAE is home to a growing performing arts community and at Canon Emirates we are very pleased to support this creative cultural trend. We encourage theatre lovers and poetry enthusiasts alike to come and watch this play as it promises to be both entertaining and educational.”
Tamer Nahas from BOLDtalks, said: “We thank Canon Middle East for their contribution towards ‘Rest upon the Wind’. The play celebrates the life of one of Middle East’s most well-known poets and it is through the help of companies such as Canon Middle East, that we are able to put together this project and to revive this important cultural legacy.”