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Written by: [16 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Cameri Theatre: An Enemy of the Public

“The Times They Are A Changing”, sing the media troubadours in the Cameri Theatre’s clever, provocative, and entertaining production of An Enemy of the Public, a modern adaptation inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Many changes have been made to Ibsen’s classic, yet it seems like the more things change the more they stay the same – the essence is retained in the tension between the desire for truth and justice

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Written by: [15 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Sell your Soul to the Devil at the Israel Opera

Starting in March, the Israel Opera will present a new production of Gounod’s Faust. This production promises to be particularly well-made, with two major creative heads at the helm: Dan Ettinger on the conductor’s podium, and Stefano Poda directing for the first time in Israel.

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Written by: [14 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Cameri Theatre: As You Like It

The Cameri Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Udi Ben Moshe, juxtaposes the contemporary digital scene of smartphones, surveillance, and selfies with the pastoral world of nature in the Forest of Arden. Guess where love is to be found…

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Written by: [13 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Suddenly We Were All Alone

Suddenly We Were All Alone, created by Noa Shadur for the Inbal Theatre Dance Company, is an eloquent abstraction, a visually compelling, tightly constructed work whose movement evokes reflection on relationships between people, and between people and place. In a time when dance performances incorporate text, video, and other elements of different disciplines, this work stands out in its reliance on movement to carry the brunt of its expression, and in the coherence of movement, music, set, and costumes in evoking mood and associations.

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Written by: [12 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Beer Sheva Theatre: Les Parents Terribles

Venom, obsession, intrigue and farce, mark Beer Sheva Theatre’s superb production of Jean Cocteau’s Les Parents Terribles, directed by Gadi Roll. The play is a meeting of extremes, a melodrama of operatic proportions, with comical unlikely coincidences, yet at its core, an indictment of social conventions, and that bourgeois concept – the family, with its internecine conflict among those who profess to love. It’s a tight-rope act, balancing between telenovela and tragedy. In less capable hands, it may falter, under Gadi Roll’s direction – it soars. Les Parents Terribles is …

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Written by: [9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Khan Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A play of boundaries and their transgression, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to playful, sensual, life in the Khan Theatre production directed by Shir Goldberg. The spectacular ensemble cast dazzles and delights on this excursion into forest and faerie. The play is edited by Shahar Pinkas, and the translation by Dori Parnes into Hebrew revels in wonderful freedom, full of fun and frolic.

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Written by: [8 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Gesher Theatre: In The Tunnel

Is there light at the end of the tunnel? That is the question posed by Gesher Theatre’s new production, the riveting and profoundly moving satire In The Tunnel. Clever, fast-paced, and hard-hitting, the play merges exuberantly uninhibited fun with astute social critique, political satire, and outstanding performances. Written by Roee Chen, inspired by Danis Tanović’s film No Man’s Land, and directed by Irad Rubinstein, it focuses on two Israeli soldiers trapped in a tunnel with two Palestinian soldiers, a painfully apt metaphor for the political situation.

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Written by: [4 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Hoodna: Ethiopian Jazz in South Tel Aviv

The vintage cover look of Yelben/Beza, Hoodna Orchestra’s new single with Tesfaye Negatu, goes deeper than surfaces. A poignant song of love and longing with bright, dramatic brass and a dance groove, Yelben means ‘from my heart’ in Amharic, and is the first in a series of recordings on the Hoodna Music label, a tribute to Ethiopian jazz of the 60s and 70s, in exciting collaborations between musicians in Israel and Ethiopia. In fidelity to the sound the band likes, the recordings are made with analog equipment, and released on …

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Written by: [31 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Jin Xing Dance Theatre to Perform in Israel

Dancer, choreographer, television celebrity and courageous individual Jin Xing, will be bringing her dance company to perform in Israel for the first time. The performances of the Jin Xing Dance Theatre will take place from February 9 – 17, 2017, as part of the Spring of Chinese Dance at the Suzanne Dellal Centre, and in celebration of 25 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and China.

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Written by: [30 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Tomer Yeshayahu – Boidem

A Mediterranean winter – the rains that almost never come and then always catch me by surprise, unaware, unprepared, the layers of sweaters I pile on, after a serious search and recovery mission in the apartment, because I only use them a few times a year, and never remember where they are. The cold, wet, night made the perfect setting for Tomer Yeshayahu’s launch concert for Boidem, his second solo album, at the Ozen Bar this past Saturday. Opening with Horef Shel Yam Tichon (A Mediterranean Winter), the instrumental intro …