Written by: [26 Aug 2014 ]
Arkadi Zaides – Archive: Israeli Premiere at Diver Festival

“I am on a mission,” choreographer Arkadi Zaides told me five years ago, when he was working on Quiet, a piece for four dancers exploring the artistic dialogue between Arab and Jewish artists from different fields: Rabie Khoury, an actor, Ofir Yudilevitch who does capoeira, Muhammed Mugrabi, a rapper, and Arkadi himself.
“I need to undergo a process with myself, grow through these works and learn,” he said at the time, and with the passing years it is clear that this sense of mission continues to inspire his art. Difference and …

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Written by: [15 Aug 2014 ]
Golden Age of Flamenco – Mediterranean Andalusian Orchestra

***UPDATE*** Due to the current situation the scheduled concert will not take place on August 28th. A new date will be announced.
The Golden Age of Flamenco will come to life under the stars as The Mediterranean Andalusian Orchestra of Ashkelon, will perform a free outdoor performance on August 28, 2014 as part of the “Culture and Community” program at the First International Bank of Israel. The concert will be conducted by the orchestra’s Artistic Director and Head conductor Tom Cohen, with soloists Emil Zrihan and Yehuda Shveiky.
The concert will include …

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Written by: [14 Aug 2014 ]
Contact Point: August 28, 2014

The Jerusalem Season of Culture has announced that Contact Point will take place at the Israel Museum on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 20:00 until the very early hours of Friday morning, 3:00 am. The event was originally planned for July 10th, but this summer has taken a turn none of us would wish for, or would have expected.
In the past four years, Contact Point has been a fascinating and different encounter with the museum, and a wonderful summer party. The Jerusalem Season of Culture has decided to hold the …

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Written by: [13 Aug 2014 ]
Mike Brant – the Movie

Anyone who spent the 70s in Israel must have slow-danced to Mike Brant’s Laisse-moi t’aimer (Let me love you) at least once. Mike Brant was a huge pop star back in the day, with several hit songs in French: Qui saura, L’Amour c’est ça, l’amour c’est toi, C’est ma prière, Dis-lui (a French version of Feelings), and many more. The sultry-voiced singer with classic good looks grew up in Haifa determined to make it in music, singing in English and French and changing his name from Moshe to the catchier …

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Written by: [11 Aug 2014 ]
Arad Festival 2014

Celebrating Israeli music, The Arad Festival will take place from August 18 – 21, 2014, with performances throughout the city – all FREE!!! Now in its 32nd edition, the festival provides a stage for emerging musicians while  giving audiences the opportunity to enjoy free concerts by some of the most popular Israeli singers and musicians. Seeking to instill a love and appreciation for Israeli music, the festival also offers special performances for children.
If you haven’t been to Arad, it’s a great opportunity to explore this city on the border of …

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Written by: [11 Aug 2014 ]
Mekomi (Local) @ Warehouse 2

“Mekomi” (Local) is a weekend of interdisciplinary events including dance, film, and music, presented by dancer/choreographer Maya Brinner on August 14 – 16, 2014 at Warehouse 2 in Jaffa. Mekomi is part of the Choreographers Association series Creator/Curator.
In this selection of works, Brinner explores they different ways in which we each relate to what is “local”, pluralism, the way we view “the other,” and more. Tickets are 60 NIS for one performance, 100 NIS for two, and 140 NIS for all three evenings. To order, call: 03-9021563.
Opening each evening will …