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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: [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.

Music, Performance, Review »

Written by: [24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Black Bruises @Rothschild 12

Never thought I’d hear Rolling Stone’s Cocksucker Blues and a cover of Ben, the sentimental song Michael Jackson made famous

Performance, Review, Theatre »

Written by: [30 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Back Room

Comedy is one of the methods we humans have developed to make life bearable, because life, inevitably, is full of pain. Often inflicted by those closest to us. In The Back Room, Edna Mazya presents the other side of comedy

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Written by: [26 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
Cameri Theatre: Funny Girl

Maya Dagan is incandescent as Fanny Brice, dazzling, gutsy, and endearing every step of the way! The Cameri Theatre production of Funny Girl, directed by Tsedi Sarfati, is superb

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Written by: [25 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
Begalut – In Exile

Begalut – In Exile, is a vivid, humorous and poignant portrait of a people and time, Jewish family life in Europe, in a play without words. A production of the Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre, directed by Levn Tsuladze, the play was performed at the Cameri International Theatre Festival. It is an impressive feat of visual and movement theatre, accompanied by excellent Klezmer music that sets a mood and lively tempo.

Dance, Performance, Review »

Written by: [20 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Lux/Glory | ]
Lux/Glory

Illuminated from within, Ken Ossola’s Lux floats between earth and sky. Set to Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, the passage toward death is marked by the wounds of life, yet reveals a transcendent beauty. The performance of Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, last night at the Israeli Opera – Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, was magnificent.

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Written by: [19 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Tmuna Theatre: A-Genre 2016 | ]
Tmuna Theatre: A-Genre 2016

Provocative, dynamic, imaginative, and vitally connected to the creative, cultural, and socio-political environment in Israel, A-Genre is one of my favorite performance events. This year’s festival, curated by Yair Vardi, with Nava Zuckerman as artistic advisor, focused on the relationship to the past, taking a critical look

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Written by: [15 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Near Gone | ]
Near Gone

Hundreds of flowers, a whirl of feelings, speech and silence, a story almost too difficult to tell yet imaginatively conveyed with warmth and humor – Near Gone, a production of Two Destination Language by Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie, was performed last night at the Cameri Theatre International Theatre Festival.