The Israel Ballet performs ‘Madame Butterfly’ at the Israel Opera.
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1 FILM DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION In the film Locke , Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy), who has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, receives a call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job and soul, all of which take place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride.
2 DANCE ‘HOLE’ IS BACK The Batsheva Dance Company brings back Ohad Naharin’s work from last year, The Hole . Created for the Varda Studio in the Suzanne Dellal Center, it is performed on the elevated 360-degree octagonal stage that was built for the work.
October 6 to 14.
For more information and tickets, go to www.batsheva.co.il or call (03) 517-1471.3
SONG AND DANCE The Israel Ballet is staging the world pre- miere of a work based on the beloved op- era Madame Buttery , created in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Israeli Opera House. The ballet, set to music adapted by John Longstaff, is a combination of ballet, opera and orchestra, with original choreography by Bolshoi choreographer Marianna Rizikina.
October 9 to 11 at the Israeli Opera House, TAPAC, (03) 692-7777, www.israel- opera.co.il 4
OUT OF THIS WORLD Following a season of international tours, The Maria Kong Ensemble returns home to present its latest work, Stand- Up for Your Rights.
Set on a fictional talk show directed by a love-struck super- intelligence, the piece is a fusion of dance and theater inspired by 1930s cinema and comic book superheroes.
October 7 at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 510-5656.
MUSIC THE SOUND OF SILENCE The Israeli premiere of the chamber opera Baruchs Schweigen (Baruch’s Silence) by Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff will be performed as part of the Israel Music Festival tonight at 8 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The autobiographical opera tells the story of the composer, an Israeli woman who attempts to understand her parents’ silence about their experience during the Holocaust.6
THE SAME LOVE Israel’s top musicians will perform together at Ganey Yehoshua, Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, at a tribute concert to Arik Einstein who died last year. The evening was arranged to- gether with Einstein’s family and will include most of his much-loved songs. Among the artists participating are Avraham Tal, Arkadi Duchin, Berry Sakharof, Josie Katz, Danny Sanderson, Yehudit Ravitz, Yoni Rechter, Mickey Gavrielov and many more.
Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.7
MEHTA CONDUCTS MATSUYEV Maestro Zubin Mehta conducts the open- ing concert of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra’s season. Special guest, interna- tionally renowned solo pianist Denis Mat- suyev (pictured), will play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Monday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv. For tick- ets, call 1-700-703-030 8
CORRESPONDING ARTS Opera in the Museum, a new collaboration be- tween the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Israel Op- era, brings opera to the museum’s galleries. This innovative format invites viewers to experience the connection between the two art forms.
Monday at 8 p.m. at the new wing, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. NIS 150.9
KIDS JOHANN SEBASTIAN, THE CHILD The Magical Sounds series for children continues with a new concert, this time focusing on the stories of J.S. Bach. Children are invited to watch and listen to actors and musicians, hosted by Nitza Shaul, tell the musical story in full costume.
October 12 at 5 p.m.; October 13 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; and October 14 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. For children ages 4 to 10. www.israel-opera.co.il.10
MARIE CHOUINARD DANCE COMPANY COMES TO ISRAEL The Canadian Dance Company Marie Chouinard arrives in Israel in two weeks and will perform three times at Tel Aviv. The acclaimed company will perform Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Henry Michaux: Movements , to the choreography by manager and artistic director Marie Chouinard.
Wednesday October 15 at 9 p.m., Thursday October 16 at 9 p.m. and Friday October 17 at 1 p.m., at the Israel Opera house, TAPAC, Tel Aviv.