Israel Festival 2010 – Program May 25 – 28

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King's Singers/Photo Marco Borgreve

The Israel Festival 2010 opens tomorrow with music, dance and theatre performances. Tickets may be ordered online, or call: 1-700-70-20-15. The program for May 25 – 28:

TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010

The King’s Singers (England)

Contratenor: David Hurley
Contratenor: Timothy Wayne-Wright
Tenor: Paul Phoenix
Baritone:Philip Lawson, Christopher Gabbitas
Bass: Stephen Connolly

This Grammy-winning ensemble is one of the most renowned groups in the world today. Its diverse repertoire consists mainly of Renaissance music, but also includes well-known jazz, blues, folk and pop favorites. The ensemble will perform some of the greatest 16th century madrigals from England, Austria, Italy and Spain and 19th century artistic songs. The show’s second half is marked by lighter music and includes Paul Drayton’s Masterpiece, which surveys 400 years of classical music, jazz, folk and pop, and the ensemble’s 2009 Grammy-winning album, Simple Gifts.

“Love appeared throughout the evening in guises tender, tragic and comic, sometimes all at the same time… They say that money can’t buy you love, but who cares when it can buy you the next best thing – an evening with the King’s Singers” musicalcriticism.com
“That suave, quintessentially English answer to the barber-shop tradition has somehow stayed in character over four decades, yet retuned itself to the times…” The Times
“This was a feast of singing beautifully contoured and buffed to a satin finish…” Dallas Morning News

Jerusalem Theatre
Henry Crown Concert Hall
May 25 at 21:00
Heichal Hatarbut Modi’in
May 26 at 20:30
approx. 1 hr 45 mins, including intermission

“Ahavat Olamim” (Israel)
The New Jerusalem Orchestra Hosts Rabbi Haim Louk

Artistic Directors: Omer Avital & Yair Harel
Arrangement, composer & conductor: Omer Avital
Research, editor & choir conductor: Yair Harel
Text writing & editor: Almog Bahar

Featuring
Soloist, vocals & percussion: Rabbi Haim Louk
Vocals: The Piut Choir by the Ben Zvi Institute
Guest artist, tenor saxophone and clarinet: Gregory Tardy (USA)
Actor/Narrator: Avraham Cohen

A special production that incorporates leading musicians from Israel and around the world and performers of religious poetry. Ahavat Olamim, featuring Rabbi Haim Louk, is the New Jerusalem Orchestra’s premiere show, integrating the Piyut (religious poems) and contemporary Israeli music. The show attempts to overcome the schism between traditional by one of the greatest Piyut performers.

The Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 25 at 21:15
May 26 at 21:00
approx. 2 hrs, including intermission
This show was made possible by the Jerusalem Foundation, The Jerusalem Municipality and the Keshet Foundation

 
 

Tangokinesis/Photo: Diana Frey

 

“Nuevo Tango”
Tangokinesis Company (Argentina)

Director & Choreographer: Ana Maria Stekelman Lighting: Lautaro Graciosi Costumes: Jorge Ferrari Assistant Director: Nora Robles Assistant Choreographer: Pedro Calveyra

The Argentinean Tangokinesis Company, headed by choreographer and artistic director Ana Maria Stekelman, blends traditional tango and modern dance. The dancers are women trained in classical ballet and men trained in tango. Stekelman’s four compositions combine styles and fortes, creating a witty, daring and amusing style of dance.
“A rare connection between an abstract accumulation of steps and the tango’s underlying sensuality…” Washington Post
“Stekelman’s dances have elements of both fantasy and inevitability that make them both fascinating and satisfying…” Washington Post

Gerard Behar
May 25 at 21:00
May 26, 27 at 20:30
May 28 at 14:00

Heichal Hatarbut Modi’in
May 29 at 21:00
approx. 1 hr 20 mins, including intermission

Toro by Mariana Vasilva

UNDERNEATH THE MOUNTAIN

Jerusalem’s Underground Culture Scene
A new mini-festival uniting Jerusalem’s leading artists under one conceptual roof. Dozens of artists from Israel and around the world will present shows, exhibits, master classes, performances, installations and more, at three central events:

The 10th Musrara-Mix Festival
The Naggar School of Art, Musrara, Jerusalem
This international and multi-disciplinary art event brings together contemporary artists from Israel and abroad. One hundred artists will utilize Musrara’s streets, yards and private homes to display their works in video, photography, animation, dances, song, music, sound and other displays and installations. Local and international artists will perform on a central stage, and a street theatre constructed from recycled cardboard will be showing movies. Participants (partial list): Jan Tichy, Hadas Ofrat, Yossi Mar Chaim, Michael Ne’eman, Nurit Sharett, Boaz Aharonovitch, Izabo, Duralex Sadelex, Oy Division, Vicki Bennett (England) and Musrara students and alumni.
Musrara Mix, Musrara neighborhood
May 25, 26, 27
19:00-23:00

The Jerusalem School for Visual Theatre’s 4th International Video-Dance competition
This year’s competition moves to Jerusalem and assumes a new form as it expands the conceptual limits of video and dance. Leading dancers, choreographers, sculptors and video and display artists from Israel and abroad will address these limits in their shows, workshops, meetings and exhibitions. Participants (partial list): Pierre Caulibeuff (France), Meg Stuart (Belgium), Blast Theory (London), Sasha Waltz (Germany), Yasmeen Godder, Iris Erez, Arkadi Zaides, Renana Raz, Amit Drori, Guy Scharf and others…   Video/Dance Festival, 4 Yad Harutzim, Talpiot
May 25, 26, 27
12:30-22:30

Dissolving Localities (Israel-USA)
The Lab Presents an Audio-Visual Concert
This international project exploring Jerusalem’s unique sights and sounds. Over the course of two days, six Israeli and American video artists and electronic music artists will record lives scenes around Jerusalem, creating a new, live audio-visual environment.
The first evening will feature an open rehearsal and a conversation with the artists between 21:00-22:00.
The duration of each performance is approximately 3 hours; the first part will be Dissolving Localities; during the second part three artists will present their work.
Participating artists: Rafael Anton Irisarri, Koen Holtkamp, Greg Davis, Ido Govrin, Ran Slavin and Yair Etziony
Dissolving Localities, The Print Workshop, Musrara
May 25, 26, 27 from 21:00

Most events are free.
A free shuttle will run between the two events. For more info visit: www.hahar.co.il
Underneath the Mountain was made possible by the Schusterman Foundation, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel Festival
 

Birth of the Phoenix/Photo: Miriam Yanai Shimonovich

“Vertigo – the Trilogy”
A Tribute to the Vertigo Dance Company (Israel)

Choreographer & Artistic Director:
Noa Wertheim
Music: Ran Bagno
Costumes & Stage Design: Rakefet Levy
Lighting: Dani Fishof

Vertigo will perform three pieces by the company’s choreographer and art director Noa Wertheim: Birth of the Phoenix is an ecological composition that touches upon the man-environment relationship; White Noise addresses the clash between inner peace and absolute submission to gravity; Mana presents a powerful display of restraint and silence. These pieces complement each other and explore various man-God, man-man and man-earth relationships.

Born of the earth, yearning to fly, Wertheim’s works are a dialogue of conflict and unity, expressed in a physical language of energy and beauty. It is a dance that embraces risk and contradiction, open to experience and impulse, inspired by an artistic vision committed to a process of searching and exploring. Midnight East

“Birth of the Phoenix”
Jerusalem Theatre, Sherover Plaza
May 25, 26 at 20:30
Free
Please dress warmly

“White Noise”
Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 28 at 15:00

“Mana”
Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 29 at 21:30
Shows run approx. 50 min, without intermission
This show was made possible by the Jerusalem Foundation

The Pais Jazz – Fusion Club
Following the performances in the concert halls, the tradition of jazz in the foyer continues. In the years since its founding, the jazz-fusion club has earned a reputation for hosting leading Israeli musicians late into the night. This year’s shows will be tributes to leading jazz musicians.

Produced by the Cultural Division of the Jerusalem Municipality
Artistic Director: Tania Michanovsky
Free Entrance

Robert Anchipolovsky’s tribute to Charlie Parker’s legendary album, Charlie Parker with Strings:
The Master Takes. Dudi Sofer will conduct the Simpho Jazz Orchestra with the virtuosic saxophone player Robert Anchipolovsky, featuring pieces from his new album.
Tue. May 25 at 23:00

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010

Re II Shen Wei Dance Arts/Photo: Lois Greefield

“Re” Opening Show – The Israel Festival 2010
Shen Wei Dance Arts (USA)

Director & Choreographer: Shen Wei
Costume & set design: Shen Wei
Lighting design: Jennifer Tipton
Music: Traditional Tibetan songs: David Lang, Todd Reynolds

A wonderful and challenging performance of a spiritual and geographical journey “home,” conveyed through movement, photography and other media discovered by Shen Wei in the jungles, deserts and hyper-modern cities of the Far East. A three-part show, Re is inspired by Wei’s journeys to Tibet, Angkor Wat (Cambodia) and China’s ancient Silk Road. His original style, combining dance, theatre, visual art and Chinese opera, draws the viewer into the depths of this fascinating journey through one of earth’s most mysterious and wondrous regions.

“Poetic, impudent, beautiful and strange…” New York Times
“Dignified, restrained, graceful…Simply enticing…” Sunday Herald Sun, Australia
“Infinitely absorbing. You couldn’t break away if you tried…” Washington Post

Jerusalem Theatre, Sherover Hall
May 26, 27 at 21:00
May 28 at 13:00
approx. 2 hrs, including two intermissions
One piece includes partial nudity

“Ahavat Olamim” (Israel)
The New Jerusalem Orchestra Hosts Rabbi Haim Louk

Artistic Directors: Omer Avital & Yair Harel
Arrangement, composer & conductor: Omer Avital
Research, editor & choir conductor: Yair Harel
Text writing & editor: Almog Bahar

Featuring
Soloist, vocals & percussion: Rabbi Haim Louk
Vocals: The Piut Choir by the Ben Zvi Institute
Guest artist, tenor saxophone and clarinet: Gregory Tardy (USA)
Actor/Narrator: Avraham Cohen

The Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 26 at 21:00
approx. 2 hrs, including intermission
This show was made possible by the Jerusalem Foundation, The Jerusalem Municipality and the Keshet Foundation

“Nuevo Tango”
Tangokinesis Company (Argentina)

Director & Choreographer: Ana Maria Stekelman Lighting: Lautaro Graciosi Costumes: Jorge Ferrari Assistant Director: Nora Robles Assistant Choreographer: Pedro Calveyra

Gerard Behar
May 25 at 21:00
May 26, 27 at 20:30
May 28 at 14:00

Heichal Hatarbut Modi’in
May 29 at 21:00
approx. 1 hr 20 mins, including intermission

“Vertigo – the Trilogy”
A Tribute to the Vertigo Dance Company (Israel)

Choreographer & Artistic Director:
Noa Wertheim
Music: Ran Bagno
Costumes & Stage Design: Rakefet Levy
Lighting: Dani Fishof

“Birth of the Phoenix”
Jerusalem Theatre, Sherover Plaza
May 25, 26 at 20:30
Free
Please dress warmly

“White Noise”
Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 28 at 15:00

“Mana”
Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 29 at 21:30
Shows run approx. 50 min, without intermission
This show was made possible by the Jerusalem Foundation

The King’s Singers (England)

Contratenor: David Hurley
Contratenor: Timothy Wayne-Wright
Tenor: Paul Phoenix
Baritone:Philip Lawson, Christopher Gabbitas
Bass: Stephen Connolly

Jerusalem Theatre
Henry Crown Concert Hall
May 25 at 21:00
Heichal Hatarbut Modi’in
May 26 at 20:30
approx. 1 hr 45 mins, including intermission
“Peter & the Wolf – the True Story”
The Israeli Revolution Orchestra, Rishon LeZion (Israel)

By: Rafi Kadishzon, Efraim Sidon, Sergey Prokofiev, Suzie Templeton
Conductor: Roy Oppeheim
Musical Director: Zohar Sharon
Producer: Hai Meirzadh
Performers: The Israeli Revolution Orchestra, Rishon LeZion

What happens when Ephraim Sidon, Peter & the Wolf and an Oscar-winning animation film meet? The Revolution Orchestra presents a unique and extraordinary show for the entire family, which offers a new approach to the familiar and beloved story of Peter & the Wolf, the uncensored version. The orchestra will perform two pieces; one, an unusual rendition, will accompany a spectacular Oscar-winning animation, the other written by Rafi Kadishzon. Ephraim Sidon’s narration will accompany the orchestra’s performance of the music.

Holon Mediatheque
May 26 at 17:00, 18:30
The Jerusalem Theatre, The Henry Crown Concert Hall
June 9 at 19:00
For children 
approx. 1 hr, without intermission
This show was made possible by the Holon Mediatheque

The Pais Jazz – Fusion Club
Following the performances in the concert halls, the tradition of jazz in the foyer continues. In the years since its founding, the jazz-fusion club has earned a reputation for hosting leading Israeli musicians late into the night. This year’s shows will be tributes to leading jazz musicians.

Produced by the Cultural Division of the Jerusalem Municipality
Artistic Director: Tania Michanovsky
Free Entrance

Danni Sagi’s quintet performs a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his greatest hits.
Wed. May 26 | 23:00

UNDERNEATH THE MOUNTAIN

Jerusalem’s Underground Culture Scene
A new mini-festival uniting Jerusalem’s leading artists under one conceptual roof. Dozens of artists from Israel and around the world will present shows, exhibits, master classes, performances, installations and more, at three central events:

The 10th Musrara-Mix Festival
The Naggar School of Art, Musrara, Jerusalem
This international and multi-disciplinary art event brings together contemporary artists from Israel and abroad. One hundred artists will utilize Musrara’s streets, yards and private homes to display their works in video, photography, animation, dances, song, music, sound and other displays and installations. Local and international artists will perform on a central stage, and a street theatre constructed from recycled cardboard will be showing movies. Participants (partial list): Jan Tichy, Hadas Ofrat, Yossi Mar Chaim, Michael Ne’eman, Nurit Sharett, Boaz Aharonovitch, Izabo, Duralex Sadelex, Oy Division, Vicki Bennett (England) and Musrara students and alumni.
Musrara Mix, Musrara neighborhood
May 25, 26, 27
19:00-23:00

The Jerusalem School for Visual Theatre’s 4th International Video-Dance competition
This year’s competition moves to Jerusalem and assumes a new form as it expands the conceptual limits of video and dance. Leading dancers, choreographers, sculptors and video and display artists from Israel and abroad will address these limits in their shows, workshops, meetings and exhibitions. Participants (partial list): Pierre Caulibeuff (France), Meg Stuart (Belgium), Blast Theory (London), Sasha Waltz (Germany), Yasmeen Godder, Iris Erez, Arkadi Zaides, Renana Raz, Amit Drori, Guy Scharf and others…   Video/Dance Festival, 4 Yad Harutzim, Talpiot
May 25, 26, 27
12:30-22:30

Dissolving Localities (Israel-USA)
The Lab Presents an Audio-Visual Concert
This international project exploring Jerusalem’s unique sights and sounds. Over the course of two days, six Israeli and American video artists and electronic music artists will record lives scenes around Jerusalem, creating a new, live audio-visual environment.
The first evening will feature an open rehearsal and a conversation with the artists between 21:00-22:00.
The duration of each performance is approximately 3 hours; the first part will be Dissolving Localities; during the second part three artists will present their work.
Participating artists: Rafael Anton Irisarri, Koen Holtkamp, Greg Davis, Ido Govrin, Ran Slavin and Yair Etziony
Dissolving Localities, The Print Workshop, Musrara
May 25, 26, 27 from 21:00

Most events are free.
A free shuttle will run between the two events. For more info visit: www.hahar.co.il
Underneath the Mountain was made possible by the Schusterman Foundation, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel Festival

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

“Re” Opening Show – The Israel Festival 2010
Shen Wei Dance Arts (USA)

Director & Choreographer: Shen Wei
Costume & set design: Shen Wei
Lighting design: Jennifer Tipton
Music: Traditional Tibetan songs: David Lang, Todd Reynolds

Jerusalem Theatre, Sherover Hall
May 26, 27 at 21:00
May 28 at 13:00
approx. 2 hrs, including two intermissions
One piece includes partial nudity

 
 

I'm a Blues Bunny/Photo: Beit Habatim Collective

“I’m a Blues Bunny”
Tomer Bar and the Beit HaBatim Collective Israel

Arrangements & Musical Production: Atcha Bar, Tomer Bar
Special guests: Mika Karny, Daniel Salomon
Piano: Tomer Bar
Guitars: Atcha Bar
Bass & Contrabass: Avri Borochov
Drums: Ofri Nechemia

This performance incorporates original music and visual art. The young composer Tomer Bar will perform pieces from his new album, I’m a Blues Bunny, and will be joined by Mika Karny and Daniel Salomon to perform unusual versions of all three artists’ songs. They will be accompanied by the Beit HaBatim Collective, an independent group of visual artists.

Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 27 at 21:00
approx. 1 hr 15 mins, without intermission

Yehuda Poliker and Yaron Enosh (Israel)
“Love Cannot be Stopped”

Yehuda and Yaron, two longtime friends, meet for an intimate session to share personal stories, music and songs that introduce the offer the viewer a glimpse into the different worlds in which they grew up. This unplugged show features a bouzouki and guitar and blends together music and memories.

Jerusalem Theatre
The New Studio
May 26 at 22:00
approx. 1 hr 30 mins, without intermission

“Nuevo Tango”
Tangokinesis Company (Argentina)

Director & Choreographer: Ana Maria Stekelman Lighting: Lautaro Graciosi Costumes: Jorge Ferrari Assistant Director: Nora Robles Assistant Choreographer: Pedro Calveyra

May 26, 27 at 20:30
May 28 at 14:00

Heichal Hatarbut Modi’in
May 29 at 21:00
approx. 1 hr 20 mins, including intermission

The Pais Jazz – Fusion Club
Following the performances in the concert halls, the tradition of jazz in the foyer continues. In the years since its founding, the jazz-fusion club has earned a reputation for hosting leading Israeli musicians late into the night. This year’s shows will be tributes to leading jazz musicians.

Produced by the Cultural Division of the Jerusalem Municipality
Artistic Director: Tania Michanovsky
Free Entrance

Kabako: unique musical instruments, African and Jazz rhythms and colorful melodies, accompanied by the performers’ stirring voices.
Thur. May 27 | 23:00

UNDERNEATH THE MOUNTAIN

Jerusalem’s Underground Culture Scene
A new mini-festival uniting Jerusalem’s leading artists under one conceptual roof. Dozens of artists from Israel and around the world will present shows, exhibits, master classes, performances, installations and more, at three central events:

The 10th Musrara-Mix Festival
The Naggar School of Art, Musrara, Jerusalem
This international and multi-disciplinary art event brings together contemporary artists from Israel and abroad. One hundred artists will utilize Musrara’s streets, yards and private homes to display their works in video, photography, animation, dances, song, music, sound and other displays and installations. Local and international artists will perform on a central stage, and a street theatre constructed from recycled cardboard will be showing movies. Participants (partial list): Jan Tichy, Hadas Ofrat, Yossi Mar Chaim, Michael Ne’eman, Nurit Sharett, Boaz Aharonovitch, Izabo, Duralex Sadelex, Oy Division, Vicki Bennett (England) and Musrara students and alumni.
Musrara Mix, Musrara neighborhood
May 25, 26, 27
19:00-23:00

The Jerusalem School for Visual Theatre’s 4th International Video-Dance competition
This year’s competition moves to Jerusalem and assumes a new form as it expands the conceptual limits of video and dance. Leading dancers, choreographers, sculptors and video and display artists from Israel and abroad will address these limits in their shows, workshops, meetings and exhibitions. Participants (partial list): Pierre Caulibeuff (France), Meg Stuart (Belgium), Blast Theory (London), Sasha Waltz (Germany), Yasmeen Godder, Iris Erez, Arkadi Zaides, Renana Raz, Amit Drori, Guy Scharf and others…   Video/Dance Festival, 4 Yad Harutzim, Talpiot
May 25, 26, 27
12:30-22:30

Dissolving Localities (Israel-USA)
The Lab Presents an Audio-Visual Concert

This international project exploring Jerusalem’s unique sights and sounds. Over the course of two days, six Israeli and American video artists and electronic music artists will record lives scenes around Jerusalem, creating a new, live audio-visual environment.
The first evening will feature an open rehearsal and a conversation with the artists between 21:00-22:00.
The duration of each performance is approximately 3 hours; the first part will be Dissolving Localities; during the second part three artists will present their work.
Participating artists: Rafael Anton Irisarri, Koen Holtkamp, Greg Davis, Ido Govrin, Ran Slavin and Yair Etziony
Dissolving Localities, The Print Workshop, Musrara
May 25, 26, 27 from 21:00

Most events are free.
A free shuttle will run between the two events. For more info visit: www.hahar.co.il
Underneath the Mountain was made possible by the Schusterman Foundation, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel Festival

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

“Re” Opening Show – The Israel Festival 2010
Shen Wei Dance Arts (USA)

Director & Choreographer: Shen Wei
Costume & set design: Shen Wei
Lighting design: Jennifer Tipton
Music: Traditional Tibetan songs: David Lang, Todd Reynolds

May 28 at 13:00
approx. 2 hrs, including two intermissions
One piece includes partial nudity

Robert Schumann Marathon

Presented and performed by: Gil Shohat
Singers: Bavat Marom, alto; Noah Briger, baritone;
Soloists: Nithai Zori, violin; Shlomi Shem-Tov piano; Daniel Gortler, piano
Michal Tal, piano; Victor Stanislavsky, piano;
Elysium Ensemble: Batya Steinbock Lorenzen, piano; Eckart Lorenzen, violin
Dotan Netel, violin; Shuli Waterman, viola; Adiel Shmit, cello
The Philomusica Piano Quartet: Nadia Weintraub, piano; Yelena Tishin, violin
Avraham Levental, viola; Dmitri Golderman, cello

In honor of the bicentennial of Schumann’s birth, a marathon performance of his work, including piano, vocal and chamber masterpieces. The marathon will include explanations about each piece, followed by a full performance by leading Israel musicians.
The program will include Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Kreisleriana, the piano quartet and quintet, the medleys A Poet’s Love and A Woman’s Life and Love and his later sonata for violin and piano. The works will be performed in chronological order.

Jerusalem Theatre
 Henry Crown
Concert Hall
May 28 at 10:30
approx. 5 hrs, including 2 intermissions

“Nuevo Tango”
Tangokinesis Company (Argentina)

Director & Choreographer: Ana Maria Stekelman Lighting: Lautaro Graciosi Costumes: Jorge Ferrari Assistant Director: Nora Robles Assistant Choreographer: Pedro Calveyra

May 28 at 14:00

Heichal Hatarbut Modi’in
May 29 at 21:00
approx. 1 hr 20 mins, including intermission

“Vertigo – the Trilogy”
A Tribute to the Vertigo Dance Company (Israel)

Choreographer & Artistic Director:
Noa Wertheim
Music: Ran Bagno
Costumes & Stage Design: Rakefet Levy
Lighting: Dani Fishof

“White Noise”
Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 28 at 15:00

“Mana”
Jerusalem Theatre, Rebecca Crown Auditorium
May 29 at 21:30
Shows run approx. 50 min, without intermission
This show was made possible by the Jerusalem Foundation

“Fish Sauce” – inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s A Respectable Wedding
The Cultural Laboratory – Dimona (Israel)

Director: Noa Knoller
With: Moshe Ferster, Roei Zadok, Hila Metzker, Lelia Gormezano, Ofir Nahari

Fish Sauce is The Cultural Laboratory’s debut show. Influenced by Bertolt Brecht’s A Respectable Wedding, it blends the Dimona desert wind and Tel Aviv ocean breeze. The play tells the story of a young couple whose relationship is tested when everything around it collapses in the course of a family event.
This play was inspired by the artists’ move to Dimona and their incorporation of local audiences in the rehearsal process. This resulted in a play that is both funny and sad, and guaranteed to touch each viewer in a unique way.
This project is supported by the Mifal Hapais fund for creativity and art in the periphery.

Lab, Jerusalem
May 28 at 16:00
May 29 at 21:00
approx. 1 hr, without intermission

The Israel Festival in Ein Kerem (Israel-Poland)
Chopin and the Piano – Works by F. Chopin

Chopin’s entire corpus for the piano will be performed over the course of four concerts. Celebrating the bicentennial of Chopin’s birth, these concerts will be given by professional musicians alongside young promising artists, in cooperation with Israeli and international pianists.
[27] 24 songs opus 74 with guest performers from Poland
Mezzo soprano: Anna Radziejewska
Baritone: Jaroslaw Brek
Piano: Katarzyna Jankowska

[28] 200th anniversary of Chopin and Schumann’s births
R. Schumann – 6 Etudes in Canon Form Op. 5
Chopin – Sonata no. 2 in b flat (arranged for 2 pianos by Saint-Saëns)
R. Schumann – Andante and Variations Op. 46
F. Liszt – Réminiscences de Don Juan
[29] Chopin Favorites
Participants of the “Young Piano Masters Project” of the Aldwell Center (YPMP), the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance and Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann-Mehta School of Music.
An assortment of music: ballads, scherzo, polonaises, nocturnes, waltzes and mazurkas.

[30] Chamber music by Frédéric Chopin
Cello sonatas, rondo piano duet and
the Ir Shalem piano trio
Piano duet by Marina Friedman & Gabriela Talrose

Eden-Tamir Music Center (Targ Center)
May 28 at 12:00
May 29 at 12:00
June 4 at 12:00
June 5 at 12:00
This show was made possible by the Polish Institute

UNDERNEATH THE MOUNTAIN

Jerusalem’s Underground Culture Scene
A new mini-festival uniting Jerusalem’s leading artists under one conceptual roof. Dozens of artists from Israel and around the world will present shows, exhibits, master classes, performances, installations and more, at three central events:

The 10th Musrara-Mix Festival
The Naggar School of Art, Musrara, Jerusalem
This international and multi-disciplinary art event brings together contemporary artists from Israel and abroad. One hundred artists will utilize Musrara’s streets, yards and private homes to display their works in video, photography, animation, dances, song, music, sound and other displays and installations. Local and international artists will perform on a central stage, and a street theatre constructed from recycled cardboard will be showing movies. Participants (partial list): Jan Tichy, Hadas Ofrat, Yossi Mar Chaim, Michael Ne’eman, Nurit Sharett, Boaz Aharonovitch, Izabo, Duralex Sadelex, Oy Division, Vicki Bennett (England) and Musrara students and alumni.
Musrara Mix, Musrara neighborhood
May 25, 26, 27
19:00-23:00

The Jerusalem School for Visual Theatre’s 4th International Video-Dance competition
This year’s competition moves to Jerusalem and assumes a new form as it expands the conceptual limits of video and dance. Leading dancers, choreographers, sculptors and video and display artists from Israel and abroad will address these limits in their shows, workshops, meetings and exhibitions. Participants (partial list): Pierre Caulibeuff (France), Meg Stuart (Belgium), Blast Theory (London), Sasha Waltz (Germany), Yasmeen Godder, Iris Erez, Arkadi Zaides, Renana Raz, Amit Drori, Guy Scharf and others…   Video/Dance Festival, 4 Yad Harutzim, Talpiot
May 25, 26, 27
12:30-22:30

Dissolving Localities (Israel-USA)
The Lab Presents an Audio-Visual Concert

This international project exploring Jerusalem’s unique sights and sounds. Over the course of two days, six Israeli and American video artists and electronic music artists will record lives scenes around Jerusalem, creating a new, live audio-visual environment.
The first evening will feature an open rehearsal and a conversation with the artists between 21:00-22:00.
The duration of each performance is approximately 3 hours; the first part will be Dissolving Localities; during the second part three artists will present their work.
Participating artists: Rafael Anton Irisarri, Koen Holtkamp, Greg Davis, Ido Govrin, Ran Slavin and Yair Etziony
Dissolving Localities, The Print Workshop, Musrara
May 25, 26, 27 from 21:00

Most events are free.
A free shuttle will run between the two events. For more info visit: www.hahar.co.il
Underneath the Mountain was made possible by the Schusterman Foundation, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel Festival

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