Written by: [8 Oct 2015 ]
Piano Festival October 21 – 24, 2015

Standout performances with the piano at center stage distinguish the Piano Festival, which will take place from October 21 – 24, 2015 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Over 250 musicians will be performing this year, and the festival is expanding its geographic range, with performances at Beit Ariela and the Cameri Theatre, as well as the Brodet Center and Einav Cultural Center.

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Written by: [6 Oct 2015 ]
From Jaffa to Agripas 2015

From Jaffa to Agripas 2015 – dance in the Machane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem is an initiative of c.a.t.a.m.o.n. Dance Group, under the artistic direction of Elad Schechter, in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality.
Bringing dance into the bars of the market, and therefore to a wider audience, the events will take place on two Sundays: October 11th and October 18th, 2015, from 19:30 – 23:00. Visitors are invited to barhop through the market and feast their eyes. Admission is free.
Sunday, October 11th: Dafi Altabeb will present her work at “Hashchena” bar; …

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Written by: [6 Oct 2015 ]
Batsheva Dance Company 2015 – 2016 Season

During the many years I lived abroad, one of my strongest connections to Israel was through dance. Every time I visited Israel, my mother had recommendations on new works to see, and in the summer of 1996, I saw Ohad Naharin’s Yag, a work which made an indelible impression on me with its fusion of text, texture and sound. Now Naharin is planning to create a new dance, inspired by Yag – sounds very promising!

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Written by: [27 Sep 2015 ]
King Arthur in Jerusalem: Abu Gosh Festival, Sukkot 2015

Hidden away in the hills outside Jerusalem, the town of Abu Gosh brings to mind three things: an extraordinary history, mind-blowing hummus, and the Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival, which brings classical musicians from Israel and from around the world. At the heart of the festival is one of Israel’s most cherished musical traditions: the chorus, as it features in baroque, Renaissance, classical and contemporary compositions.
The Festival takes place twice a year, during Sukkot and Shavuot, in two separate venues: the crypt of the Benedictine church, built by the Knights …

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Written by: [24 Sep 2015 ]
Scott Matthew to Perform in Israel

The power of raw emotions spun into ethereal dreams, troubled dreams that walk through the streets at night – that’s Scott Matthew. The Australian-born, New York based singer/songwriter will be coming to Israel for one performance on December 15, 2015 at Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv. What a perfect venue for the intimate, otherworldly, yet somehow rough and gritty ambiance of this performer.

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Written by: [23 Sep 2015 ]
Ophir Awards 2015

Baba Joon, Yuval Delshad’s film depicting the relationship between father and son within the Persian-immigrant community, was awarded Best Feature Film at the Ophir Awards ceremony on September 21, 2015. One of the interesting aspects of the film is that its dialogue is mostly in Farsi, a first in Israel. The film has not yet been released in theatres here, and will make its Israeli premiere at the Haifa International Film Festival. Winning Best Feature at the Ophir Awards endows the film with yet another prize: being chosen as Israel’s …