Out and About: Top 10 things to do

A fusion of dance and video art celebrates the 70th anniversary of Anne Frank receiving her infamous diary.

June 6, 2012 12:15
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Anne Frank

Anne Frank. (photo credit: REUTERS/Handout Old)


1. Moonrise Kingdom

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Moonrise Kingdom is a star-studded film about 12-yearolds who fall in love and run away together.

The film is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965. A peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle as the authorities try to hunt down the couple.

With Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman; and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.


2. Mirror Image

One of Japan’s greatest contemporary choreographers Saburo Teshigawara and his company will perform Mirror & Music, featuring eight skilled dancers, a mystical atmosphere and Baroque music. Saburo himself performs solo as part of the show.

Today through Saturday at the Jerusalem Theater. For tickets, call *6226 www.israelfestival.org.il

3. A Natural Choice

This week, the renowned Momix dance group performs Botanica at the Israel Festival around the country. Botanica is based on the relationship between evolution, life and the four seasons of the year.

Until Saturday, 9 p.m., Tel Aviv Opera House; Sunday, 9 p.m., Jerusalem Theater; Monday in Beersheba. For tickets, call *6226 www.israel-festival.org.il


4. Two Legends

Jazz singer Charenee Wade is the Hot Jazz series next installment.Wade, together with Guy Mintus on piano, Hagai Amir on saxophone, Shay Zelman on drums and Donovan Bullen (Canada) on double bass, will perform a tribute to jazz legends Betty Carter and Abbey Lincoln.

Saturday, 9 p.m., Rehovot City Conservatorium; Monday, 9 p.m., Gerard Behar Center in Jerusalem; Tuesday, Herzliya Zappa Club; Wednesday and Thursday, Tel Aviv Museum; Saturday June 16, 9 p.m., Beit Abby Khoushy, Haifa.


5. A Take on Gershwin

Leonid Petashka and the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra present a concert dedicated to “A Different Gershwin,” with new arrangements to some of the legendary songwriter’s greatest hits such as “The Man I Love,” “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm.”

Saturday, noon, Augusta Victoria Church in Jerusalem. More information and tickets at (02)535-6954.


6. Anne's Diary

A new dance-video art work commemorating 70 years since Anne Frank was given her diary on her birthday, will be performed by Ofer Zaks and Maria Berius, together with a 10-person troupe. The premiere evening is sponsored by the Women of the Herut movement to raise funds for daycare centers.

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Tel Aviv Museum. Call (03) 620-1317. Other performances will take place on Wednesday 8:30 p.m. and Friday at 1 p.m. (03) 607-7020.


7. The Other Me

The sixth Israeli Jewelry exhibition presents the idea of the alter ego.

“The concept is echoed in every piece,” says Nirit Nelson, the curator of the show.Each of the 35 artists presenting in the exhibition was asked to create a piece that embodies his or her alter ego.

At the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, from Sunday until November 20. (03) 641-5244.


8. Story Time

Rami Beer’s First-of-all Stories, the Kibbutzim Dance Company’s new evening, will officially premiere at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv on Saturday. The evening is a colorful theatrical allegory about people’s high hopes and broken dreams.

The first show will take place on Monday at 12:30 p.m. in Kibbutz Ga’aton.
Hours: Sun.-Wed. 10 to 4, Thur. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri.


9. On the Big Screen

If you didn’t get a ticket to the live performance at Masada, you can still catch Carmen, performed by the Israeli Opera at the foot of Masada, on the big screen free of charge. The performance will be broadcast live on large screens located in the Valley of Springs near Beit She’an, Netanya and Beersheba. The audience will also get a glimpse of the backstage happenings.

Today, 9:30 p.m. Entry from 8 p.m. The broadcast will begin at 9 p.m. With English and Hebrew subtitles.


10. Gypsy Craze

Virtuoso violinist Sania Kroiter (SanYa) will perform his electrifying “Fire Cleansing” Gypsy music together with the Acoustic Drive orchestra on the rooftop of the Azrieli Building in the Amphitheater.

Friday, June 22 at 8:30 p.m. For tickets, call (02) 535-6954

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