Written by: [20 Nov 2014 ]
International Exposure Dance 2014

A feast of Israeli dance will be yours to savor at the International Exposure for Dance, December 3 – 7, 2014. Over 100 Dance Center and Festival Directors from around the world will gather at the Suzanne Dellal Centre to participate in the annual showcase featuring the abundant bounty, and burgeoning creativity of contemporary dance in Israel. If you love dance, or want to get to know the Israeli dance scene, this is an excellent opportunity to see it all (well, as much as you can) in one week!
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Music, Performance »

Written by: [22 Nov 2014 ]
Sun Tailor – This Light Album Launch at the Barby

A bit breathless, I made my way through the crowds of people last Saturday night at the Barby for the launch of Sun Tailor’s new album: This Light. There was no way around it, I was either going to have to miss the show altogether or come late, so I tried to get there as fast as I could.
“I’m not here for beauty,” Sun Tailor’s words pierced the darkness, and I was immersed in the mysterious atmosphere of the song Honorable Man. Sun Tailor creates a strong emotional presence with …

Arts, Film »

Written by: [21 Nov 2014 ]
Irish Film Week 2014

Director Seán Ó Cualáin explores the power of an image in the documentary Men at Lunch. The photo of construction workers on a lunch break became a meme before the concept was invented, yet few are aware of its origins, and not much is known about these men. Through close examination of the photo Ó Cualáin tracks the men in the mythic image, some all the way to Ireland. Men at Lunch is just one of the films featured in Irish Film Week, taking place from November 24 – 30, …

Opinion »

Written by: [15 Nov 2014 ]
ayelet@midnight: november 16 2014

Tell me please where can I buy canned pumpkin in Tel Aviv? It’s November, and I’m feeling the urge to make pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, pumpkin scones and the notorious pumpkin whoopie pies. It’s fall in Tel Aviv, which means sunny days and blue skies and occasional rain, but in some of my old neighborhoods, the leaves are changing color.  I’ve learned to accept the fact that I may never see another fresh cranberry, but I am really hoping to find canned pumpkin, because I enjoy baking almost as much …

Theatre »

Written by: [15 Nov 2014 ]
Kipod Zahav Awards 2014

The Kipod Zahav (Golden Hedgehog) Fringe Theatre Awards ceremony took place on November 14, 2014, at the Jaffa Theatre. Rina Yerushalmi and Ruth Ziv-Eyal were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Dance, Opinion »

Written by: [15 Nov 2014 ]
Midnight East Asks: Contemporary Dance

Dance has been on my mind forever. I saw my first dance performance when I was six years old and it was love at first sight. Much has changed since then and I watch far more contemporary dance than classical ballet. I’ve been seeing a lot of contemporary dance in the past week and as I wait for the curtain to rise, or hear the applause around me at the end of the performance, I wonder: what are all those people thinking? Do they like what they see?
What do you …