Suzanne Dellal hosts the Ramanger dance company for a Flamenco performance that promises to thrill.

November 15, 2012 13:37
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Dancing for me

Flamenco is one of the more emotive forms of contemporary dance, and Monday’s performance of Tiempo de Mariposa, by the Jerusalem-based Ramanger dance company, at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Jaffa, promises to be one of the stormier productions seen in these parts of late.

The 70-minute show is devised as an oxymoronic sequence that fluctuates between authentic flamenco style and envelope-pushing spots of solo exploration and improvisation. The production features 12 dancers, instrumentalists and vocalists, with virtuoso harmonica player Michal Adler enhancing the sonic and visual output.

Tiempo de Mariposa portrays a woman’s torment as she struggles to find that elusive spark of true emotional excitement as she oscillates between personas, until she discovers that the essence of her feelings lies in the transition itself. That is where she finds her true self, where she can set aside all pretense and just be herself.

Tiempo de Mariposa will take place at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Jaffa at 9 p.m. on November 19. For tickets and more information: (03) 510-5656 and

Blowing Paganini’s trumpet

Russian virtuoso trumpet player Sergei Nakariakov will front the Ra’anana Symphonette’s forthcoming series of concerts, from November 20 to 25. The concerts will take place at the ensemble’s home base, the Municipal Center of Music and Arts in Ra’anana, and at Heichal Hatarbut in Petah Tikva, and will feature works by Mozart, Grieg, Bizet and 19th-century French composer and trumpeter Jean-Baptist Arban. The conductor for the occasion will be Barcelonaborn Salvador Brotons.

Nakariakov, 35, has been at the forefront of the classical music scene for some time, and earned the epithet “the Paganini of the trumpet” after a performance at the Korsholm Music Festival at Vasa in Finland when he was only 13 years old.

Nakariakov will play both trumpet and flugelhorn for his concerts with the Symphonette, with his sister Vera Okhotnikova playing the piano. The repertoire for the concerts will include the overture of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Grieg’s Lyric Suite and Piano Concerto, and Arban’s Variations on Bellini’s Casta Diva.

For tickets and more information: (09) 745-7773 and, (03) 912-5222 and

Women’s joy, longing and prayer

Five women performers, from across a wide genre divide, will take on a varied selection of traditional fare for the Divrei Shir concert at Heichal Hatarbut in Bat Yam on November 21 at 8 p.m.

The premiere will be fronted by Leah Avraham, Maureen Nehedar, Hadas Pal-Yarden, Rakefet Amsalem and Alma Zohar, who bring a rich palette of artistic and cultural colors and textures to the collaboration, which feeds off Yemenite song and dance, Persian material, liturgy from across the Ladino world, and folk and pop-based endeavor.

The repertoire features traditional women’s songs, across the generations, including songs sung at prenuptial “hina” ceremonies, lullabies, liturgical songs for women and contemporary works.

For tickets and more information: (03) 508-0031, (03) 508-0025 and 057-734-1609.

Pazner’s Fix

Sharon Pazner is offering plenty of textural goodies in her new “Fix” exhibition, running at the Armano Tadeski Gallery on Lilienblum Street in Tel Aviv.

Architect Pazner addresses a range of concepts and aspects of everyday life in the show, such as home, keys and the written word, and references the need for change and correction.

The works are divided into three themes – Promises, House and Key – Concrete, and Concept. The first presents the public with intriguing interfaces between common emotions and themes, and their tangible form, including temptation and the promise of pleasure, tranquility and beauty, and unconditional affirmation.

The Concrete section portrays home in a symbolic sense, as an avenue for exploring innocent longing, warmth, security and company. The rear area of the exhibition space, which is not visible from the gallery entrance, features Pazner’s searching for the confluence of concepts and the world of tangible substance.

The Concept part of the show includes 2D and 3D representations of home, paper as the basis for construction and sketches as the seed of implementation. All the Concept items are based on the use of the written letter and word, both as a conceptual symbol and as an actual object.

For more information: (03) 508-0031, (03) 517- 0344.

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