Written by: [1 May 2016 ]
Theatronetto 2016: Post-war Testimony

In a country marked by war, a national narrative of mourning and remembrance is inevitable, essential, yet not without its inherent problems and internal contradictions. There is an inevitable distance between the public discourse and the personal experience of grief and loss. In Israel, Yom Hazikaron, The Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, is immediately followed by Yom Ha’atzmaut, Independence Day, and its celebrations. The proximity is intended to remind us that this independence was hard won, to ensure that we will always …

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Written by: [3 May 2016 ]
Brodt Center for Jewish Culture: Remember 2016

The Brodt Center for Jewish Culture will host Remember –  Israeli artists and intellectuals in an evening of remembrance in a different, informal atmosphere, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 21:00. Admission is free, based on space available. The evening’s program will also be broadcast on an outdoor screen, with chairs provided for viewers.

On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Brodt Center will host what has become a decade-long tradition, an evening of speakers from different fields and performing artists, sharing their thoughts and feelings on the memory of …

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Written by: [2 May 2016 ]
Tmuna Theatre Alternative Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony 2016

Tmuna Theatre will hold its Alternative Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 22:00, at the theatre, 8 Soncino St. Tel Aviv. An 18 year tradition, the ceremony is under the artistic direction of its founder, Avi Gibson Bar-el, and will be hosted by Sarit Vino Elad.

The ceremony at Tmuna focuses on issues relating to the Holocaust from the personal perspective of the speakers, many of whom are third generation. Hosted by actor Sarit Vino Elad, the evening’s speakers will include: MK and former broadcaster Zuhair Bahalul; director, writer …

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Written by: [27 Apr 2016 ]
Theatronetto 2016: Awards

The 26th Theatronetto Festival, under the artistic direction of Yaakov Agmon, held its closing ceremony on April 27, 2016 with the announcement of the competition winners.
The Nissim Azikri Prize for Best Actor was awarded to Snait Ben Gaash for her performance in Edut MeHazman SheAhrei (Testimony from the Time After…), which she also wrote and directed. The play is based on the testimonies of women and men whose lives have been irreversibly changed by war.
An honorable mention was awarded to Rahiq Haj Yahia Suliman, for her performance in Sipur Sheterem Nolad (A …

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Written by: [25 Apr 2016 ]
The New Israeli Vocal Ensemble to Perform with Shlomi Shaban

The New Israeli Vocal Ensemble will host Shlomi Shaban in a special program that spans a range of styles, highlighting the versatility of the ensemble and pianist/composer Shaban. This third concert in the season will be performed in Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Raanana, beginning May 2, 2016.
The ensemble and Shaban will perform each alone and together, creating a musical dialogue between the two. The concert will include favorite songs by Leonard Cohen and Israeli composer Sasha Argov, as well as classical works and originals by Shlomi Shaban. The classically trained …

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Written by: [15 Apr 2016 ]
Damien Jurado to Perform in Israel

Damien Jurado has a restless, prolific mind, and it has taken him to many places, from recording his music on his own cassette label Casa Recordings in the mid 90s, to experimenting with found sound, and an extended poetic voyage in a trilogy of albums: Maraqopa (2012), Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (2014) and the very recently released Visions of Us on the Land (March 2016). The Seattle singer/songwriter will soon travel to Israel for the first time, to perform at the Barby in Tel Aviv on July …