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(photo credit: Tim Hursley, courtesy of the Israel Museum)
Suzanne Dellal, TAPAC keep in step
Perhaps the most intriguing event at Tel Aviv
Dance 2010, from October 4 to 10, will be Sutra, a blend of choreography and
martial arts performed by the monks of Shaolin at Henan, China. The work itself
is a collaboration among Belgian/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui,
sculptor/ set designer Anthony Gormley and composer Szymon Broska.
will be at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, which, together with Suzanne
Dellal, hosts the 10 companies participating in the international event “that
brings to Israel what’s happening internationally in the dance world,” says SD
director Yair Vardi.
Also at TAPAC are return visits by the Alvin Ailey
company, Spanish dancer/choreographer Miguel Angel Berna (TAD ’07) with his
newest work, Goya, and Spain’s National Dance Company performing Bach, by Nacho
Duato, which is set to the master's music. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet performs
Orff’s Carmina Burana.
At SD, Balanchine fans will thrill to dancers from
American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet performing Apollo and Pas de
Deux by the immortal Georges as well as works by Twyla Tharp and Tom Gold. In
addition, Charkaoui presents his own company from Belgium, East- Man, with V2W.
Hailing From France, Accropop – the company mixes hip hop with other dance
disciplines – brings Petite Histoires.com by Algerian-born choreographer Kader
Making their local debut are companies from South Africa and South
Korea. Young choreographer Shin Chang Ho created the techno-pop No Comment as
his master’s thesis some years back, and it has since been seen all over the
world. Twelve dancers perform Dada Mesilo’s Carmen.
The very talented
young South African dancer/choreographer leapt to prominence with Romeo and
Juliet in ’08 and herself created the book for this new piece. Her Carmen is set
to music by Bizet, for sure, but also to “Lamentate” by Arvo Part. • Helen Kaye
Israel Museum celebrates at night
This Thursday the Israel Museum will celebrate
its reopening after three years of restoration works with a night of
festivities. The museum will stay open for the entire night and will
Israeli artists, who will perform in various spaces.
Ravitz will open the evening, greeting the public at the Sculpture
Later, wandering through the museum halls, the visitors will encounter
Gronich performing near Ohad Meromi’s sculpture, singer Etti Ankri
the Synagogues Avenue, dancers Renana Raz and Or Moran performing their
program at Carlos Amorales Hall, as well as many others.
Be’er and Nir Baram will guide the tours, and musicians Dudi Levi, Dan
the Efroni choir will provide a musical background to the event, which
culminate in a huge party at the Anish Kapoor statue piazza.
Entry is NIS
49. • Maxim Reider