Written by: [24 Oct 2016 ]
Midnight East Top Ten November 2016

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton will be performing at Zappa Tel Aviv, on November 24th, and Zappa Jerusalem on November 26th. Blind Boy Paxton is an amazing blues musician, hearing him is an incredible experience – one of the most talented, spontaneous, and generous performers I have ever heard! He’s sharp, fast, and funny, and has a lively rapport with the audience! If you possibly can, I recommend going to both shows. A multi-instrumentalist who hails from Mississippi, Paxton infuses his performance with a sense of deep connection to the past, …

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Music, Performance »

Written by: [23 Oct 2016 ]
International Music Showcase IL 2016

The International Music Showcase is a marathon of Israeli jazz, world music, rock and indie bands, with performances taking place on two weekends: November 16 – 20 will focus on jazz and world music, and from November 23 – 27, it’s going to be all about rock, indie, pop and electronica. Join music industry experts from around the world in experiencing the diversity of the Israeli music scene.  Come and show your support for your favorite bands, and get to know some new favorites! The shows are open to the …

Arts, Film »

Written by: [15 Oct 2016 ]
Aki Nu – Japanese Film Festival 2016

Aki Nu (Autumn), the first Japanese film festival in Israel, will take place from October 18 – 30, 2016. Presenting a selection of contemporary cinema from Japan, the festival was initiated and programmed by the Holon Cinematheque, and supported by the Japan Foundation and the Japanese Embassy. Festival Artistic Director is Roni Mahadav-Levin, director of the Holon Cinematheque, and screenings will take place at the Holon, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Herzliya and Jerusalem cinematheques.

Children, Dance, Performance »

Written by: [15 Oct 2016 ]
Deca’le October 2016

Deca’le is an exuberant mash-up of selections from Ohad Naharin’s choreography, edited to suit all ages. I’ve seen, and enjoyed it many times (the young companions by my side super enthusiastic as well) – each edition is composed from a different selection of works. The works are performed by the Batsheva Young Ensemble, famous for their outrageous talents and phenomenal energy. Deca’le is set on the Ensemble and always acquires new colors in rehearsal, reflecting the individuality of the dancers, as well as the uniquely textured and detailed explosion of …

Dance, Free, Performance »

Written by: [12 Oct 2016 ]
From Jaffa to Agripas 2016

Contemporary dance meets bar hopping in Jerusalem! The c.a.t.a.m.o.n. Dance Group presents From Jaffa to Agripas 2016 – dance in the Machane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem.

Performance, Review, Theatre »

Written by: [8 Oct 2016 ]
Cameri Theatre: Pillars of Society

The Cameri Theatre production of Henrik Ibsen’s Pillars of Society represents classic theatre at its best. Directed by Arthur Kogan, who adapted and translated it with Itay Tiran, the play retains a solid fidelity to Ibsen and the era, as set, costumes, lights, music and excellent ensemble performances come together in a harmonious, and profound whole. As the plot thickens and the play’s themes develop, the relevance to contemporary concerns shines through with effortless clarity. Although a cursory perusal of the news might give readers the impression that corruption and duplicity …