SEARCH FROM HELL
In the Argentinian thriller 7th Floor, a father is tested to the limits of desperation to and his loved ones.
He leaves their apartment on the seventh floor to take his children to school. They decide to race to the bottom – he on the elevator, the children by the stairs. When he reaches the bottom, he discovers, to his horror, that the children have disappeared. Thus begins the frantic search of his life. With Ricardo Darin, Belen Rueda.
GROWING SENSITIVE Based on the British series of the same name, Sensitive Skin focuses on a woman (Kim Cattrall) who is going through a midlife crisis. Created by Don McKeller and Israeli producer Niv Fichman. With Elliott Gould.
The series begins on HOT and HOT VOD on February 15.
BETWEEN TIME AND SPACE A new project invites top dancers to choreograph Israeli dance performances that were created since the 1950s and have served as stepping-stones to shape modern Israeli dance. Noa Shadur recreated the works of esteemed, anti-establishment artist Noa Eshkol, who invented (with Prof. Avraham Wachman) a notation technique that enables the defining and registering of body movements in relation to time and space. Shadur’s piece Entropy includes ve other female dancers.
Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd. For tickets and information, call (03) 607-7020.
FOR THE LOVE OF DINAH
On Valentine’s Day, charismatic vocalist and pianist Champian Fulton is coming to Israel with her father, jazz trumpeter Stephen Fulton, for a tribute evening to the queen of rhythm and blues, Dinah Washington, as of the Hot Jazz series.
Despite her youth, Champian’s voice has the authority and liveliness to deliver jazz classics and put audiences under her musical spell.
Monday through Friday in various locations the country. For details and tickets, call (03) 573-3001; www.hotjazz.co.il.
MAKING THE CONNECTION
A photographic journey displays close and distant memories among the Ethiopian community in Israel. At age 11, Gideon Agaza made aliya with his parents from Ethiopia. As a teenager, he bought a semiprofessional camera and began taking pictures of his surroundings. This exhibition shows the connection between the Ethiopian community and the Land of Israel, their integration, difficulties and traditions.
Open throughout the week from 10 a.m. at the Eretz Israel Museum, 2 Haim Levanon St., Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 641-5244; www.eretzmuseum.org.il.
6 SIX ARTISTS, SIX PROJECTS
In its 50th year, the Israel Museum presents a group of six solo exhibitions by Israeli artists, each featuring an original and inspiring project selected by a team of museum curators after visiting dozens of artists’ studios. On display to the public for the first time.
Opens Tuesday at the Israel Museum, 11 Ruppin Blvd., Jerusalem. For more information, call (02) 677-1373.
SONGS FOR THE LITTLE ONES
“4 the Kids” is an exhibition of illustrations inspired by the lyrics of the most famous Israeli children’s songs. The exhibition started as an initiative to raise awareness about child poverty in Israel. The artworks are for sale, and all the proceeds will go to Hasdei Naomi, a large charitable organization that combats hunger and poverty in Israel.
Throughout February at the Dizengoff Center Gallery, floor -1, Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 613-5284.
8 MIXED BAG
THE BOOK FAIR
The 27th Jerusalem International Book Fair will be held for the rst time in a huge hangar at the First Station in Jerusalem, as well as other cultural venues in the capital, such as the Cinematheque, the Khan Theater and Mishkenot Sha’ananim. In addition to scores of free literary events, the program will include an award ceremony, lectures and meetings with Israeli and international authors, meetings with publishers, and an event to promote local young authors.
Sunday through Thursday at the First Station, Jerusalem. For more information: http://jbookfair.com.
9 THE JOY OF LANGUAGE
Farha! is a multilingual musical celebration in which different time periods and cultures meet in a high-quality artistic dialogue lled with joy. Vocalist Etty Ben-Zaken performs with six outstanding musicians in the elds of classical and ethnic music. Together they move effortlessly from classical and folk songs to contemporary works in Hebrew and Arabic, Yiddish and Ladino, Haketiya, Johori, Malayalam, Russian, English and Samaritan Hebrew.
February 12 at 8:30 p.m. at the Confederation House, 12 Emile Botta St., Jerusalem.
For tickets, call (02) 624-5206 ext. 4 and 5.
10 SWEPT AWAY
Emmerich Kalman’s The Bayadere is an operetta about an Indian prince who lives in Paris, falls in love with a local actress and refuses to return to his homeland before marrying her. Kalman’s ravishing rhythms and melodies are performed in a sweeping production by the Budapest Operetta Theater.
Libretto by Julius Brammer and Alfred Grinwald. Conducted by Laszlo Maklary.
Choreographed by Jeno Locsei. With The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Lezion.
Sung in Hungarian (with English and Hebrew surtitles).
February 12 to 21 at the Opera House, 19 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 692-7777; www.israel-opera.co.il.