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The Performing Arts Center in Tel Aviv will host an intriguing
cross-genre dance show from September 20 to 24 when Belgian-Moroccan
choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui brings his TeZukA show to town as part of the
Dance at the Performing Arts Center series.
The London-based Sadler’s
Wells Theatre production is inspired by works by legendary Japanese manga comics
artist Osamu Tezuka and is based on two popular manga series – Astro Boy and
Buddha. The show features nine dancers, three musicians, two martial arts
experts, a video artist and a calligrapher and presents a storyline that feeds
off a blend of science fiction and contemporary life.
Tezuka’s original works will be screened on the stage backdrop, alongside the
creations of video artist Taiki Ueda as the dancers animate the cartoon
characters. The music for the show was written by British-Indian composer Nitin
For tickets and more information: (03) 692-7777 and
A new exhibition of works
by illustrators from Israel and abroad has opened at the Shenkar College of
Engineering and Design in Ramat Gan. The show, entitled “Ordinary,” was
initiated by the college’s Visual Media Department and is located at the
institution’s Lorber Gallery.
The exhibition incorporates works by 39
leading artists from various fields, including comics, poster design, sculpture,
photography, painting and animation.
The exhibition also features works
by British artists Emma Evans, Agata Duda and Catell Ronca, as well as German
illustrator Anke Feuchtenberger.
“Ordinary” is based on an examination of
the concept of “the ordinary,” in its widest sense, and addresses a range of
emotions, such as admiration, mercy, sadness and apathy. The works feature such
themes as fatherhood, existential anxiety, religion, homophobia, violence,
individualism and the way we relate to other people.
artists include Guy Ben-Ari, Teddy Goldenberg, Keren Ella Gefen and Shenkar
Illustration Department head Itamar Daube.
The Lorber Gallery is located
at 8 Yeda Ha’am Street in Ramat Gan. The exhibition closes on October
31.Overseas with Bialik
The Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel Aviv
will host a performance of Me’ever Layam (Overseas) on September 20 at 8:30 p.m.
It is a one-man show in which Lior Ben-Avraham presents his highly individual
take on the life and loves of national poet Haim Nahman
Ben-Avraham examines Bialik’s coming of age through the pain of
separation, longing for home and the trials of falling in and out of love.
Me’ever Layam focuses on Ukrainian-born Bialik in his early life and the
loneliness he experienced as a young editor in Warsaw. The show also includes
original renditions of some of Bialik’s poems by vocalist- instrumentalists Uri
Weiss and Yaron Ziv.
Ben-Avraham says he was drawn to Bialik by their
shared personal history. Both had to leave their parents’ home at the age of
six, and both found solace in literature.
For tickets and more
information: (03) 620-1185 and www.fbmc.co.ilBlack and white and color all over
The “Black and White” exhibition has opened at Beit Gavriel on the banks of the
Kinneret and will run until October 13. The group show includes works based on
themes of color, and black or white silhouettes. The philosophy behind the
monochrome interchange is that black and white create contrasts – one conveys
light and purity, while the other evokes a sense of mystery, darkness, fear and
Most of the exhibitors employ black-and-white photography to
illustrate their ideas and use shades of gray and sepia in their images. Many of
the photographs were produced using a combination of monochrome and color
photography development techniques. The artists in the show include Orit Gafni,
Aryeh Lamdan, Carmel Tadmor and Irit Tohar.
For more information: (04)
675- 1175 and www.betgabriel.co.il