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September 18, 2014 16:14
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Body Ways Festival of dance at Givat Haviva,. (photo credit: PR)

Joe will make you remember how good an actor Nicolas Cage is. A tale of alcohol, violence, sin and redemption, this David Gordon Green film gives Cage his finest showcase in years. Joe (Cage) is an ex-con, the unlikeliest of role models, who meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. With Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Adriene Mishler.

Created for the female dancers of the Norwegian dance company Carte Blanche, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s work Killer Pig is being performed in Israel by L-E-V. It toys with the sensual in all its diversity, in minimalist and intense physical expression.

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September 29 and 30 at 9 p.m. at Reading 3, Tel Aviv. For tickets, go to

ON THE MOVE The BodyWays festival of dance and music offers dance lovers – professionals and amateurs – three days of workshops, shows and parties, combining music and dance of many genres, from yoga and tango to acrobatics and tribal. There will be many activities for children as well.

September 25 to 27 in Givat Haviva. For more information and tickets, go to

4 A DANCER’S LIFE In Another Day, the Batsheva dancers present a peek into the dancers’ world as artists and as individuals.

There will be two programs of short pieces. Program A is on Sunday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Program B is on the same days at 9 p.m. Varda Studio, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv.

SHEDDING LIGHT For almost 50 years James Turrell, one of the giants of contemporary art, has been exploring the ways in which light is seen and experienced. Treating light as a material in his impressive and magical works in his spectacular installations, the spiritual and the technological intersect as light is framed, multiplied, altered and isolated. His current exhibition at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem is titled “Light Spaces.”
Gallery talk in English, with exhibition curator Rita Kersting.
October 1 at 6 p.m. Free with museum admission. Meet at the exhibition.

PEACE MELTDOWN A new exhibition of Israeli artist Benni Efrat, “The Dove, Summer 2062,” includes Peace, an installation made from 14 tons of ice, which melt as the days pass. So try to catch it in the first five days of the exhibition, before it melts away completely. Tomorrow at noon, Gallery Contemporary by Golconda, 117 Herzl Street, Tel Aviv; (03) 682-2777. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

7 WOMEN’S QUARTERS A new photography exhibition at the gallery of the Architect House in Old Jaffa offers a glimpse of the thinking and working behind the construction of the women’s sections in synagogues. The photographs, by architect and photographer Adva Naama Baram, feature captivating shots of women’s sections, meticulously planned and improvised, stuck away in a garret-like niche, concealed only by the flimsiest of screens or completely cut off from the men’s section.
The exhibition opens tonight at 8 p.m. For more information: (03) 518-8234 and 8 DISSECTING THE RUBIK’S CUBE The inventor of the Hungarian Cube, Prof.

Ernö Rubik, will hold a discussion with Yoav Ziv, head of Industrial Design at Shenkar, about the process of the development of the cube and how an educational model became one of the best-selling toys in the world.
Tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Design Museum in Holon, 8 Pinhas Ayalon Street.

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