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‘Untangled’ to WIT
The Modi’in Women In Theater group (WIT) will perform a
musical called Untangled – an intriguing contemporary version of the classic
fairy tale “Rapunzel,” around the country from January 29.Like the
original Brothers Grimm fable, Untangled is based on the plight of a
golden-haired princess who is incarcerated in a tower but who desperately wants
to get out into the big, wide world.
Meanwhile, Prince Max, Rapunzel’s
brother, continues his unending search for the princess. And when Mother Gothel
discovers that Rapunzel is gone from her tower, she does everything in her power
to find Rapunzel and bring her back to their lair. These parallel actionpacked
journeys add up to an entertaining, “hair-raising” musical
Director Pnina Fredman- Schechter describes the WIT production
as “a story of a young girl intent on achieving her dreams,” noting that “our
theater group’s goal is to give talented religious women and youth the
opportunity to utilize their talents and fulfill their artistic
The shows, says the WIT group, are for “ladies and girls of all
Untangled will be performed at the Kfar Batya Amit School in
Ra’anana at 8:30 p.m. on January 29; at Einan Hall at the Azrieli Mall in
Modi’in at 8 p.m. on February 4; at the Masorti School in Jerusalem at 5:30 and
8:30 p.m. on February 7; and at the Zinman Theater in Beit Shemesh at 8 p.m. on
For tickets and more information: 054-455-6065 or
Tartakover packs alone
David Tartakover’s new
exhibition – “I Packed Alone…” – is running at the Contemporary by Golconda
Gallery in Tel Aviv.
The show is a retrospective of works by the
68-year-old Haifaborn, Israel Prize-winning artist, created over several
decades. The items are displayed in three groups and offer an opportunity to
appreciate the changes that have occurred in Tartakover’s artistic approach
throughout his career to date.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a
collection of suitcases titled “Personal Belongings.” This is a recurrent motif
in Tartakover’s works, which, he says, relates to the fact that “each of us
carries his own unique baggage around with him – memories, dreams that have
faded, lost loves, wounds, scars, passions and hopes.”
Elsewhere in “I
Packed Alone…” are items originally displayed in Tartakover’s “I’m Here” series,
as well as video works.
The exhibition will run until February 23. For
more information: (03) 682-2777 or
www.contemporary.co.il.Batsheva’s ‘Lost Cause’
Dance Company is performing Lost Cause, a new work by Sharon Eyal and Guy
Bechar, with shows at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Jaffa (today and tomorrow)
followed by one at the Haifa Auditorium (January 22) and ending in Ashdod on
January 28. The soundtrack for Lost Cause was composed by Uri Lichtig, with
costume design by Eyal, Bechar and Maayan Goldman.
Eyal describes the new
work as the product of “a different mindset” and of “the ability of subtle
nuances and gestures to change the world.”
The second of the forthcoming
shows will feature long-standing Batsheva favorite Tabula Rasa, which company
director Ohad Naharin created in 1986.
For tickets and more information:
(03) 517-1471 or www.batsheva.co.il Fixing art
Sharon Pezner’s current
exhibition of art, “Fix,” which is showing at the Armano Tadeski Gallery on Tel
Aviv’s Lilienblum Street, incorporates a range of commonor- garden materials,
including concrete, nails, paper and cardboard.
The show is divided into
three sections that feed on various tangible and ethereal topics – “Promises,”
“Concrete” and “Concept.” In “Promises,” Pezner seeks to offer a new perspective
on everyday objects and substances, while “Concrete” looks at our understanding
of the concept of “home” and “key” through the prism of society. In “Concept,”
Pezner, who is a qualified architect, marries concept and material through the
examination of the home in a twodimensional and three-dimensional
“Fix” closes on January 31. For more information: (03) 517-0344.
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