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Eilat goes Bollywood
The second annual Bollywoodiada Festival celebrating Indian
culture will take place from January 6-8 at 10 different hotels in Eilat. The
two main attractions will be a show on January 6 at the Leonardo Club Hotel
featuring Kumar Sanu, one of the leading playback singers in India. He’ll be
appearing with a six-piece band, backup singers and guest vocalist Bali
The other must-see show, taking place on January 7 at the
Sport Hotel, offers one of the most popular Indian singers, Himesh Reshammiya,
in a performance with playback singer Vineet Singh and Vaishali Made, the 2009
winner of India’s American Idol-style competition.
Moshe Primosar said that in light of the positive reactions he received about
last year’s Bollywoodiada festival, he decided to raise the level of
entertainment “to bring for the first time a large number of top-quality
Bollywood singers and actors” to Israel.
Details can be found at
David Brinn Local theaters honor their own
Actress Maya Dagan won this year’s Outstanding Actress prize, one of six
awarded by the Beit Lessin Theatrical Excellence Foundation. She received the
prize for excellence overall and for her performance in Love Isn’t Everything
and Rochele’s Getting Married in particular.
Designer Eran Atzmon, who
started his career with the Young B. Lessin (YBL) company, received Outstanding
Creator for Spring Awakening and The Banality of Love among others.
Benny Gaon Scholarship went to YBL actresses Hila Zitun and Dikla Hadar, and the
Irit & Moshe Teomim Scholarship went to actor/translator Daniel Efrat for
Spring Awakening, which he translated.
Prizes were also awarded to
The ceremony, held at a private home, was hosted
by actress Yona Elian.At the Habima National Theater
Yevgenia Dodina won
the Aharon Meskin Outstanding Actress prize for her tour-de-force turn in
Railway to Damascus. Sandra Sadeh won the Hadassa and Rafael Klatchkin
Outstanding Actress prize both for equally superb performances in The Same Sea
and Dancing and Flying. Other prizes include the Shimon Finkel award to director
Shai Fitowsky for his work on The Nose, the Shmuel Segal Prize for Best Actor
went to Uri Avrahami for his work in The Seagull, and the whole Young Habima
team headed by Maor Zagorri won a special prize for his In the End Someone’s
Gonna Die. Director Moshe Kepten and playwright Reshef Levi won the Ora
Foundation Prize to promote Israeli plays, and awards also went to outstanding
employees. Actor/director Alon Ofir was the host. Helen Kaye
troupe cancels Israel tour
Due to what are claimed to be technical production
difficulties, renowned Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his dance
company, Eastman, has cancelled two shows at Tel Aviv’s Suzanne Dellal Center
For ticket refunds, call (03) 518-5656.
Jerusalem Post staff