June 5: Arts in Brief
US dance troupe Momix returns; It’s only Axl being Axl; ‘Hunger Games’ wins MTV movie awards; ‘Housewives’ star Kathryn Joosten dies.
Guns 'N Roses frontman Axl Rose Photo: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
US dance troupe Momix returns
Moses Pendleton’s marvelous Momix dance company
returns yet again with his latest work. Botanica is based on the relations
between evolution, life and the four seasons of the year. In this performance,
the concept of nature is presented onstage through theater, acrobatics,
pantomime, dance, music, extravagant costumes and a remarkable onstage dynamic.
Together, these elements present the day-to-day and moment-to-moment
transformation of life on earth. For 25 years, Momix has been celebrated for its
ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow,
humor and the human body.
For more info visit www.israel-festival.org.il
• Jerusalem Post staff
It’s only Axl being Axl
you’re planning on attending the Guns & Roses show on July 3 at Hayarkon
Park, you better think twice about wearing a Slash t-shirt. According to reports
in the British media, the band’s management, under the instruction of leader Axl
Rose, instructed all security guards at London’s 02 Arena on May 31 to make
anyone wearing a T-shirt that features Slash to remove the shirt or not be
allowed in the venue.
A security guard told the New Musical Express that
“We were told by the management not to allow anyone into the O2 Arena who is
wearing a Slash T-shirt and we are asking anyone who is to remove it and if they
refuse they will be turned away.”
Attire is only one of the issues facing
G&R fans, as the band started performing at the London show over an hour
later than scheduled. At the Tel Aviv show, also featuring Ugly Joe Kid and The
Yehudim, some precautions are being taken to insure Rose is in a good mood and
The show’s promoters issued a statement announcing that
they’re building a special fitness room backstage at Rose’s request, featuring
advanced state-of-the-art workout machinery. In addition, the band asked for a
nine-room backstage complex, with each room equipped with a bathtub stocked with
various fragrant soaps. Rose’s room will include a vase filled with 12 roses –
six red and six white.
There will also be separate chiropractor and
massage rooms for the band. No wonder they take their time hitting the stage.
‘Hunger Games’ wins MTV movie awards LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The
Hunger Games won four MTV Movie Awards on Sunday but a Twilight film picked up
the best movie honor for the fourth straight year in what proved to be a tame
evening at the typically outrageous awards show.
The Hunger Games nabbed MTV’s golden popcorn trophies for best male performance
by Josh Hutcherson, best female performance by Jennifer Lawrence, best
transformation by Elizabeth Banks and best fight.
The movie of the year
award, voted for by fans online throughout the show, went to vampire romance The
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, beating out The Hunger Games and Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Female-led comedy Bridesmaids
picked up two awards for best comedic performance by Melissa McCarthy and best
gut-wrenching performance for its stomach-turning food poisoning scene, while
the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise won for best cast and best
The Descendants star Shailene Woodley picked up the breakthrough
performance award. Spiderman actress Emma Stone was given the trailblazer trophy
and Johnny Depp was honored with the generation award for a career spanning
‘Housewives’ star Kathryn Joosten dies LOS ANGELES
(Reuters) – Desperate Housewives actress Kathryn Joosten, who won two Emmy
awards for her supporting role as a nosy neighbor on the recently ended hit
show, died of lung cancer on Saturday, her spokeswoman said. She was 72. She had
battled the disease since being diagnosed in 2001.
character often butted heads and occasionally joined in schemes with the main
female characters on the show, Susan, Lynette, Bree and
Besides her role as the irritable but often kind-hearted
McCluskey on Desperate Housewives – which she joined in 2005 – Joosten was known
for playing the secretary to fictional US President Josiah Bartlet on The West
Wing, an acclaimed drama program that ended in 2006.