Written by: [30 Jun 2015 ]
Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak: Wrapped

The pleasure of a gift – whether in giving or receiving – is as much in the concept of a gift as in the object itself. Think ‘gift’ and close your eyes. For many of us, this concept comes with a very specific image: a beautifully wrapped box, tied up with ribbon. Put a wrapped gift in front of anyone, and if only for a moment, the person becomes a child once more, full of wonder. The joy and delight of anticipation, contemplation and the eventual unwrapping – either carefully, …

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Written by: [1 Jul 2015 ]
Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon) Returns to Israel

Hot news – Mark Kozelek will tour to promote Sun Kil Moon’s new album Universal Themes (released June 2, 2015), and will arrive in Tel Aviv for one night only! This will be a special seated (yes, you are reading this correctly) performance at The Barby on September 9, 2015. Since this is a sit-down performance, space will be limited.
Politically influenced cancellations might make people a bit wary, but Caldo Verde Records have issued a very reassuring statement:
Mark believes that not all people of Israel are involved in the politics …

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Written by: [29 Jun 2015 ]
Boris Eifman Ballet to Perform in Tel Aviv

Boris Eifman Ballet returns to the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center with two works: Tender Is The Night(Up and Down), and Rodin. The neo-classical ballet company, one of the world’s largest, tours extensively, and Israel has been fortunate enough to host the company many times. Tender Is The Night will have its Israeli premiere, while Rodin returns to the TAPAC stage following its great popularity on the company’s previous performances here.
Tender Is The Night was originally inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s eponymous novel. Many of Eifman’s works have been inspired …

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Written by: [25 Jun 2015 ]
IVAI Summer Opera Program 2015

Opera is hard work. In fact, the word itself means “work” in Latin. At the IVAI (Israel Vocal Arts Institute) Summer Opera Program, we get a rare glimpse into the life of an opera singer and the work that goes into staging an opera, from the smallest technical detail in an aria to the staging of a full production. This year, there are two new additions to the program schedule: pre-performance lectures and a special interactive event just for children.
The International Summer Opera Program brings singers just beginning their careers …

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Written by: [23 Jun 2015 ]
Batsheva Dancers Create: PORCH

Batsheva Dancers Create, an opportunity for the talented dancers of Batsheva to show their stuff as choreographers and artists, will be presented in its 12th edition with Porch, an evening created by the dancers of the Batsheva Ensemble. The evening’s program will include a dance performance in Varda Hall at Suzanne Dellal, and a pop-up art gallery in the Dalia Studio with works created by the dancers.

Wednesday, June 24th at 19:00 Program A and 21:00 Program B; Thursday, June 25th at 22:30 Program A; Friday, June 26th at 14:00 Program …

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Written by: [22 Jun 2015 ]
Batsheva Hosts Yasmeen Godder’s Climax

The Batsheva Dance Company will host Yasmeen Godder’s Climax for 4 performances in July 2015. Originally conceived as a site-specific work for the Petach Tikva Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Set in Motion, curated by Drorit Gur Arie and Avi Feldman; the work is a co-production with Theatre Garonne, Toulouse, France.
The work is intended to explore and re-define the relationship between the performers, audience and the space. According to the description, Climax is an invitation to the audience to move. The audience will be situated in proximity …