Speaking Arts Conference 2010 in Jerusalem

Quiet by Arkadi Zaides/Photo: Elizur Reuveni

Connecting to one another through their art, Jewish and Arab musicians, choreographers and actors will participate in the Speaking Art Conference 2010, an initiative of the Jerusalem Foundation and the Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Center, to be held on November 24 and 25th, in both East and West Jerusalem.

Opening the conference will be a performance of Quiet – a dance work choreographed by Arkadi Zaides, created through the artistic dialogue of four men from different performance/movement and ethnic backgrounds: Arab, Jewish, capoeira, contemporary dance, martial arts and acting. The performance is open to the public and will take place on November 24 at the Lab Theatre in Jerusalem, followed by a discussion with the creators/performers and the audience.

The conference’s closing event will also be open to the public and promises a memorable evening as Mira Awad and Shlomi Shaban share the stage for the first time in a bilingual performance at the YMCA in Jerusalem on November 25, 2010.

During the two day conference group work and dialogue will be led by facilitators in the three fields of music, theatre and movement. The Vertigo Dance Company will host choreographers Ilanit Tadmor and Rabeah Morkus who will work with dancers and other movement professionals. Musician Sameer Makhoul will work with musicians at the YMCA and the Paley Arts Center, and actress Salwa Nakara will lead a group of theatre professionals at the YMCA. 

Guest workshops and lectures will be presented by: Shmulik Hajdes of the Psik Theatre, dancer Noam Carmeli, choreographer Arkadi Zaides, and Eyal Danon, Director of the Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon.

For additional information on performances open to the public, call: 02-6728040. Tickets for Mira Awad & Shlomi Shaban may be purchased through Bimot: 02-6237000.