Top 10 things to do 393579

The best things to do in the week to come.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 11, 2015 12:00
4 minute read.
The Kamea Dance Group

The Kamea Dance Group. (photo credit: AVSHALOM LEVY)

1 FILMS
INNER SEARCH
Based on a true story, the film Dearest is a breathtaking drama that tells the tale of a Chinese couple who search for their lost three-year-old son. Through the search journey, the film reveals the spectacular landscapes of China and the differing and deep layers of convoluted Chinese society that has undergone immense social and economic changes in the past few years.

2 TELEVISION
GLOBAL DRAMA
The second season of Broadchurch, the most talked-about British series on Twitter, will air on HOT at the same time as its launch on BBC America. With more than 10 million viewers, after breaking ratings records, sweeping awards, receiving critical acclaim and becoming a global phenomenon, the crime drama written by Chris Chibnall will return. Season 2 focuses on two primary plot strands: a court trial and the reopening of the Sandbrook case.

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The entire series will be available on HOT Xtra VOD on Wednesday. The new season will begin to air on HOT Plus at a later date.

3 DANCE
TELL EVERYBODY
The Kamea Dance Group presents two choreographies in one night. Tamir Ginz, Kamea’s art director and choreographer, will host Itzik Galili. A former member of Bat Dor and Batsheva, Galili is a renowned dancer in Europe and has been living Holland for the past 25 years. Kamea will display its virtuoso abilities in Things I Told Nobody (Galili) and Red Skies (Ginz).

Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at the Beersheba Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and more information, call (08) 626-6400.

4 THEATER
SURVIVAL TIME
The Timekeepers is a dramatic tale of transcendence in the midst of a world gone mad. Prisoner number 1793 (Benjamin), an introverted Jewish man, stays alive by fixing watches taken from the inmates at Sachsenhausen. 9355 (Hans), arrested because he is gay, lies to his captors by telling them he can fix watches, and is brought into Benjamin’s workroom. At the end of the play, we see how humanity can triumph over evil.

Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the Ra’anana Center for Music and Arts. For tickets and more information, call (09) 746-4036.

5 MUSIC
IN VINO VERITAS
In honor of its 30th anniversary, the Israeli Opera is renewing its successful production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. The Israeli adaptation shifts the setting to a small Israeli town of the 1930s and ‘40s. It tells the story of Nemorino, a young naïve local who falls in love with Adina, the beautiful young owner of a large property. At first she rejects him, but a secret magic potion (actually, cheap wine) brings the two together. In Hebrew.

March 13 through 23 at the Opera House, 19 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, Tel Aviv. For tickets and more information, call (03) 692-7777.

6 BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
The Classic Meets Jazz concert presents the Moran Choir and Yaron Gottfried and a jazz trio. The program – conducted by Naomi Faran with soprano Hadas Faran Asia – includes compositions by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Fauré. The concert will provide the audience with a surprising experience, as most of the works will be performed with jazzy twists arranged by Gottfried, giving fresh and lively interpretations to the original pieces.

Saturday at 11:11 a.m. at Tzavta, 30 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 695-0156/7.

7 FAMILY ROOTS
Reut Shahar, a multidisciplinary artist who works in sculpture, design, performance and singing, recently released an album entitled Tamid. The songs are a synthesis of material that influenced Shahar through years of listening, gathering and experiencing music in the Jewish- Israeli sphere, as well as other parts of the world. Shahar’s forebears, who came from the East and the West, were among the revivalists of the Hebrew language.

The performance will include a sevenmember ensemble.

Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Confederation House in Jerusalem. For tickets, call (02) 624-5206 ext. 4 and 5.

8 ART
THE ART OF ILLUSION
The works of Niv Evron, which could be called “figurative abstracts,” are the result of expert manipulation. Like an illusionist, he confuses our senses. However, his actions are evident and reveal the codes to decipher and understand the alterations of the image. As a product of processing and assembling, the images have spectral qualities reminiscent of the practice of spirit photography in the 19th century.

Three bodies of work will be presented in this exhibition, which is part of the Jerusalem Artists’ House exhibitions. Curator: Nissan N. Perez.

Opens Saturday at noon. For further information: www.art.org.il.

9 CERAMIC QUESTIONS
The “Exit” exhibition displays the work of 15 ceramic artists who have made a mark on the medium. The exhibition examines a decade of work by young artisans and questions the complex issue of individual language, traditional work as opposed to industrial, design and art, gender identity, the spatial relationship of the object in the gallery, as well as humor and a critical voice.

Open throughout the week at The Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, 17 Ha’amal Street, Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 518-2257.

10 DIARY OF A CITY
Guy Briller’s exhibition “Dear Jerusalem” features an extensive body of work created between 1998 and 2014, which started in Jerusalem and ends in Berlin, where Briller has been living for the past few years.

The exhibition unfolds like a diary that recounts a lover’s journey to his beloved – the city of Jerusalem – and its manifold, multifaceted manifestations. Curator: Yaela Hazut.

Opens Sunday at 4 p.m. at Beit Hagefen Gallery, 2 Hagefen Street, Haifa. For more information, call (04) 852-5252.


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