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Food, wine and culture aplenty in Jezreel Valley
Dance Festival gets under way
Today and tomorrow, meat-eaters and wine-lovers can indulge their gastronomic pleasures in the Jezreel Valley at the Tulip Winery in Kfar Tikva,Kiryat Tivon. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, with pre-arranged group visits ending at 5 p.m.
Visitors will be able to enjoy free tastings of Fusion brand wines and Tulip wines, with meat dishes prepared by chef Orit Peri from the Alon Club on offer for NIS 45.
More information: 054-473-0430 Meanwhile, over at the renovated Barn Museum at Kibbutz Yifat, there is a range of hands-on and other activities for all the family, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The venue is also hosting a rare collection of photographs of the Jezreel Valley dating back to the 1930s and ’40s.
More information: (04) 654-8974 and www.pioneers.co.il Other attractions and activities in the Jezreel Valley this summer include mountain biking, sushi workshops and hot-air balloon rides.
More information about activities in the Jezreel Valley: (04) 652-0013/095 and www.emek-tour.org.il
Over 5,000 dancers from Israel and around the world will descend on Karmiel on Tuesday when the Karmiel Dance Festival kicks off for the 24th year.
The three-day program includes around 80 events, shows, activities and fairs, with the dance repertoire covering a wide range of genres, from folk dancing to tango, and tap dancing to ballet and flamenco.
One of the main items on the festival agenda is the Balaila Al Hadesheh (On the Grass at Night) tribute to 60 years of Nahal army bands. It features no fewer than 2,000 folk dancers under the direction of veteran crooner Yehoram Gaon. There will also be some big-name participants from other areas of the arts, including singers Harel Skaat, Miri Aloni and the Reim Duo.
Foreign acts include the Buddhist Taego monks’ dance company from Korea, with their Nirvana show, an Indian dance production, and the Tap Storytellers company from Barcelona in a show called Fragments.
Local headliners on the program include Vertigo, the Compas flamenco troupe and the Zevuva Zamzamuva show for all the family.
Tickets and more information: (04) 988-1111, www.karmielfestival.co.il and www.htk.co.il Having a ball in Jaffa
The Jaffa Theater will put on two shows of its latest production, Haneshef Shel Yafo (The Jaffa Ball), on July 10, 11 and 12 (8:30 p.m.).
The play is about some of Jaffa’s turbulent history, and about some of its war and mythical heroes and leading cultural figures, as well as about some of the ordinary people on the streets of Jaffa who lived through some of the events.
The stories are told amid an ambiance of music and wine, as the audience learns about some of the exploits of the likes of Napoleon, Richard the Lionheart, Egyptian diva Oum Koulthum, Cleopatra and 12th-century warrior Saladin.
Tickets and more information: (03) 518-5563 and www.arab-hebrew-theatre.org.il Theaters get together
The Haifa and Cameri theaters will be joining forces for a new production of Arthur Miller’s landmark play All My Sons. The 1947 production was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Ed Begley, Arthur Kennedy and Karl Marlden, winning the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award as well as a couple of Tonys.
All My Sons is based on a true story about how a woman informed on her father, who had sold defective aircraft parts to the US Army during World War II.
The play was first performed at the Cameri Theater in 1949, and by Beit Lessin in 1999.
The current Cameri-Haifa Theater run includes performances on July 9-14 and July 16 at the Haifa Theater, and at the Cameri Theater on July 16-23. In Hebrew.
Tickets and more information about the Haifa Theater shows: (04) 860-0500 and www.ht1.co.il; and about the Cameri Theater shows: (03) 606-0960 and www.cameri.co.il