Local exposure to dance
Walking around Tel Aviv, one may notice that the number
of tourists has dropped dramatically. However, that will all change. The annual
International Exposure Festival will kick off in the middle of this week, luring
dance programmers, company managers and producers to the Suzanne Dellal
Each year, masses of dance professionals get together for five
jam-packed days of performances. The hope is to capture what the past year has
added to the rich repertoire of Israeli dance. Many of the international guests
are on the hunt for companies and pieces to invite abroad and will be keeping a
close eye on prospective new talents.
The festival performances are open
to the public, with reduced ticket rates. So even if you don’t have a theater
abroad where you can host Israeli choreographers, International Exposure will
offer a unique, condensed period in which one can take in the highlights of the
past 12 months.
International Exposure will take place from December 5-
9. For more information, visit www.suzannedellal.org.il.
• Ori J.
FD sufferers charity show
On Thursday at 8 p.m., the South Hasharon
Hechal Hatarbut auditorium will host a gala charity show for the Israel
Association for Familial Dysautonomia (FD). The fundraiser features an
impressive lineup of artists and acts from a range of genres, including flamenco
dance company Viento, percussion-dance outfit Tararam and the Magic of Ireland
dance group. The evening will be emceed by veteran TV news anchor and show
presenter Dalia Mazor, who has a strong personal interest in helping FD
Her daughter, Shelly, died of FD, almost 40 years ago, when
she was just two years old.
FD is a rare genetic ailment that primarily
affects Ashkenazi Jews, and damages the autonomic nervous system.
symptoms can include an inability to produce tears, and after the age of about
seven months, problems with swallowing, erratic blood pressure, and spinal
In recent years progress has been made with clinical research
into a possible cure for FD, with the hope that, at the very least, it will be
possible to alleviate some of the symptoms and to enable sufferers to live
For tickets and more information about the show: (03) 900-5757,
(03) 900-0655/3 or www.heichal.ds.il.
For more information about the
association, or to make a donation: (08) 956-0800 and
Donations can also be made directly to
association’s bank account: Account number 23612, Bank Hapoalim, branch 702,
Naveh Sha’anan, Haifa.
• Barry Davis
Beit Hatfutsot to open new exhibit
comprehensive exhibition devoted to the remarkable story of Bukharan Jewry will
open at Beit Hatfutsot on January 4, 2013. The exhibition, called “Threads of
Silk,” tells the story of an ancient Jewish community living along the Silk
Road, and reveals its outstanding economic, cultural and spiritual
This community prides itself on its long and impressive
history, which dates back to the exile of the Ten Tribes of Israel or, according
to other sources, to Persian Jewry. This exhibition features artworks, sumptuous
clothing, objects, embroidery, jewelry, historical and contemporary photographs,
documents, and film footage that capture the customs, ceremonies, beliefs,
culture and aspirations of this rich and multifaceted community. • Jerusalem
Post staff Bachelorette takes a Jewish hubby Last season’s Bachelorette, Ashley
Hebert, and a Jewish construction manager from New York, J.P. Rosenbaum, were
married in a Jewish wedding ceremony on Saturday in Pasadena, California,
according to reports. ABC will air a two-hour wedding special on December
The couple became engaged on the finale of the seventh season of The
Bachelorette in August 2011.
Katzenberg receives honorary Oscar
ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg received an honorary
Oscar for his charitable work on Saturday at a star-studded gala that kicked off
the movie awards season and bestowed film industry gold on three other industry
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually hands
out its Governors Awards to people who have made an impact on
This year, the honorary Oscars went to Katzenberg, stuntman
Hal Needham, documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George
Stevens Jr. They were recognized at a black-tie affair that brought out stars
such as Annette Bening, Kirk Douglas and Steven Spielberg.
former chairman of Walt Disney Co’s movie division and the founder and chief
executive of Dreamworks Animation, was given a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
for his fundraising efforts for a range of charitable causes.
has no problem asking you for like, way too much money,” actor Will Smith joked
in a speech during the ceremony.
Katzenberg, who has helped raise funds
for the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the University of Southern
California’s Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, said
he owed his award to the generosity of those in Hollywood who gave alongside