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Suzanne Dellal presents the Maria Kong Dance Company’s Miss Brazil; 11th annual Brazilian Film Festival runs at cinematheques throughout country.

By COMPILED BY SHAWN RODGERS
July 29, 2011 14:43
4 minute read.
Maria Kong Dance Company's Miss Brazil

Maria Kong Dance Company 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

FILM

1. HORRIBLE BOSSES

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For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. With the benefit of a fewtoo- many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers... permanently.

At selected cinemas throughout the country.

KIDS

2. FAIRY-TALE FUN

Rossini’s opera Cinderella will be presented at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center.



This is the first time that a production staged in the framework of the Community opera project will be performed at the Opera House. The production is created in cooperation with residents of the small peripheral towns Netivot and Tirat Carmel.

The idea of the project is to bring the magic operatic genre closer to new audiences.

Ethan Schmeisser, who also arranged the score for this abridged production, conducts the Ra’anana’s Symphonette orchestra. Shirit Lee Weiss is the stage director.

Tonight, Tel Aviv Opera House, (03) 692-7777.

DANCE

3. EXPLOSIVE STEPS

Suzanne Dellal presents the Maria Kong Dance Company’s Miss Brazil.

The program is separated into two parts – Miss by the four members of the company and Brazil by guest choreographer Idan Cohen. Since their debut two years ago, the company has been slow to offer a “sophomore” piece. Its first work, Fling, choreographed and danced by Yaara Moses, Anderson Braz, Talia Landa and Leo Lazarus, was a great success. Miss will be performed by the same quartet, while Brazil includes several guest dancers.

Tonight, Rehov Yehieli 5, Tel Aviv, (03) 510-5656

FESTIVAL

4. CINEMA OF SAMBA LAND

The 11th annual Brazilian Film Festival runs until August 8 at the Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv and Sderot cinematheques.

It features 15 recent films from Brazil – 10 feature films and five documentaries. The festival opens with Falvio Tambenilli’s critically acclaimed romantic drama Malu on a Bicycle (pictured).

Runs Sunday through August 8, www.festivalemisrael.com

JAZZ

5. MUSIC LASTS FOREVER

Return to Forever is a jazz fusion group founded and led by iconic keyboardist Chick Corea. Throughout its existence, the band has cycled through a number of different members, with the only consistent bandmate of Corea’s being bassist Stanley Clarke. Along with Weather Report and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever is often cited as one of the core groups of the jazz-fusion movement of the 1970s. Catch this supergroup, which now includes Corea, Clarke, Lenny White, Jean-Luc Ponty and Frank Gambale as they perform at the Caesarea Amphitheater.

Monday, 9 p.m., hadran.co.il

MUSIC

6. CROONING WITH CALE

John Cale, one of the more influential underground rock musicians, returns to Israel to play two shows in Tel Aviv. The multi-instrumentalist was a founding member, along with Lou Reed, of the Velvet Underground, the late 1960s group that drew the blueprint for every indie rock band from REM to Pavement. Cale, who has released 23 solo albums, including Paris 1919 and Vintage Violence, has also produced some rock classics for others, including Patti Smith’s debut “Horses” and “The Stooges.”

Tuesday, 9 p.m., Zappa Club. Wednesday, 10 p.m., Barby Club, www.shuki.co.il

EXHIBITS

7. PAPER TIGERS

The latest exhibition at the Israel Museum features more than 70 works recently acquired by the museum. “New on Paper” presents an eclectic mix of artists, drawing on works by renowned international names such as Hermann Nitsch, Paul Klee, Giorgio de Chirico and the Fluxus Group, as well as pieces such as a 2008 work by Orit Hofshi.

Ongoing at the Israel Museum, Museum Boulevard, Jerusalem.

HAVE CAMERA, WILL TRAVEL

Photographer Noam Chen presents a unique exhibition of photographs taken during his travels in Israel and abroad, where he visited many historical sites, sacred places and spectacular natural landscapes. His work has been published in magazines here and abroad, such as National Geographic.

Ongoing at Moshe Aviv Tower, Jabotinsky 7, Ramat Gan

MIXED BAG

9. HUNGRY FOR HUMOUS?

Sabra Salads presents a one-of-a kind festival in which the public is invited into the homes of 10 experts in the art of humous-making.

These connoisseurs of the chickpea live in areas such as Ramle, Jaffa, Abu Ghosh and Acre. Musical performances are also included.

Today, 2 to 10 p.m., for more info visit www.hummus.co.il .

UPCOMING FESTIVAL

10. PUPPETS FOR THE PEOPLE

Every year, the Train Theater produces the International Puppet Festival as part of Jerusalem’s summer events. Whether suspended from strings or made out of string, puppets from France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Poland are coming to the Khan Theater, the Train Theater and The Lab (Hama’abada), mixing the right ingredients for entertainment, education and enlightenment.

Runs August 14-19, www.traintheater.co.il


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