(photo credit: Rebecca Crown Auditorium)
Jaffa on the fringe
Jaffa Theater will set out its alternative entertainment
stall between October 30 and November 1, with its Fringe Night slot. The
three-dayer also goes by the subtitle of “Two Days of Premieres at Jaffa
The program kicks off with Eyes by Norma Issa, which is based on
poems by Mahmoud Darwish set to music by Mira Awad. The cast includes three
actresses, one actor and a camera, and Eyes, performed in Arabic and Hebrew,
tells a tale of childhood in the Galilee and exile in Lebanon. Tel Aviv Mayor
Ron Huldai will attend the first performance of Eyes (October 31, 9 p.m.) and
there will be a second performance the following day at the same
Paul Celan’s Unruhige Zeiten (Troubled Times) will be performed on
all three days of the Fringe Festival, with a show at the University of Haifa
sandwiched between two performances at the Jaffa Theater.
is based on an exchange of love letters between the Romanian-born
German-language Jewish poet and the poetess Ingeborg Bachmann. The love affair
was based on rocky cultural and emotional ground, as Celan’s parents died in the
Holocaust while Austrian-born Bachmann’s father was a Nazi.
includes Gabi Eldor and Doron Tabori and the production is directed by Eva
Brenner-Vina. The October 30 show will be performed in German with Hebrew
subtitles, and the other two will be performed in Hebrew. The Fringe Festival
also includes My Jaffa by Orna Akad, about an Arab refugee who returns to Jaffa
after an absence of 60 years.
For tickets and more information: (03)
518-5563 or www.arab-hebrewtheatre.org.il
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The Orto-Da Theater Group will host a multidisciplinary program at
Hanesich Hakatan (Little Prince) rooftop café on Tel Aviv’s Nahalat Binyamin
Street at 8 p.m. on Sunday, based on the lessons we can learn in the aftermath
of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination.
The evening will be MCed by Orto-Da
co-director Avi Gibson Bar-El and writer Sarah Blau and will explore the changes
that have and haven’t taken place in Israeli society in the 17 years since
The Sunday session will feature novelist Yochi Brandeis,
following the publication of her latest tome, Akiva’s Orchard,
which looks at
the origins of Judaism. Meanwhile, journalist Yehuda Nuriel will talk about the
involvement of religious figures in national issues and how to equate Judaism
The entertainment side of the program will include
theatrical sketches based on Brandeis’s book, performed by students of the
Nissan Nativ acting school, and Shlomo Gronich will provide the musical
For more information: (03) 751- 1136, 050-849-7715 or
www.ortoda.com Autumnal art
The Salon d’Automne (Autumnal Salon) art
exhibition will make its first appearance in Israel, at Hangar 1 at Jaffa Port,
from October 31 to November 4.
The world-famous multidisciplinary arts
event was founded in 1903 and offers young artists an opportunity to display
their work on one of the world’s major arts stages. The exhibition incorporates
painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, music, cinema and dance, and
over the last century has introduced some of the world’s leading artists to the
general public. Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall both exhibited paintings at the
The exhibition will include around 500 works from France and
another 500 by Israeli artists.
For more information: 052-636- 9526 or
www.Salon-Autumne.co.il Analyzing photos in Haifa
Photographer Leah Golda
Halterman has maintained a highly successful international career in recent
years and is currently displaying some of her latest offerings in the indoor and
outdoor “Photoanalysis” exhibition at the Turkish Market Compound on Haifa’s
Moshe Aharon Street.
Halterman’s works cover a wide range of topics, from
Jewish art to people who live on the fringes of society. She describes herself
as “a tourist of humanity,” and adopts a no-holds-barred approach, both to her
subjects and to the public who come to see her works.
information about the exhibition, call Haifa Municipality information, (04)
835-6860, or 106 within Haifa.
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