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As part of Tel Aviv’s yearly Hot Dance Festival at the Suzanne Dellal Center 60 performances engineered by Israeli choreographers will take place.

By COMPILED BY SHAWN RODGERS
June 24, 2011 09:27
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Tel Aviv's dance festival

Tel Aviv's dance festival 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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FILM

1. LONDON BOULEVARD

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An ex-con from South London (Colin Farrell) tries his hand at starting over as a handyman for a young starlet (Keira Knightley) in this crime drama from The Departed screenwriter William Monahan, who makes his directorial debut with this project. Ray Winstone, David Thewlis, and Anna Friel co-star.

At selected cinemas throughout the country.

MUSIC

2. KEEN ON KENAN

With three solo albums behind her, a faithful musical following, and collaborations with renowned musicians, Rona Kenan is back with a new show.



According to most critics, Kenan's melodies are concise and passionate, her texts are personal and her presentation is sensitive and honest. Kenan's special acoustic performance is complemented by a full line-up of double bass, piano, drums, guitar and string and wind trio. Catch her as she performs new arrangements for many of her songs, as well as songs never performed live before. NIS 65/70/75.

Tonight, 10 p.m., Yellow Submarine, Rehavim 13 (02) 679-4040

3. UNLOCKING THE DOOR

The final concert in the inaugural season of the Israeli Opera's World Music concert series will feature the Grammy award winner American artist India Arie and Idan Raichel. Their concert, titled Open Door, is an internationally relevant project which defies genres and boundaries.

They will perform new texts in English in arrangements made by Raichel in an acoustic concert accompanied by several American back up singers.

Tomorrow, 10 p.m., Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, www.israel-opera.co.il

KIDS

4. SCIENCE OF SPORTS

The National Museum of Science, Technology and Space in Haifa presents a special exhibit, in which kids will be able to discover how the scientific principles underlying sports affect the human body. One of the highlights is an unusual race involving a dinosaur, an olympic champion and a cheetah. Other activities include football shootouts and basketball penalty shots.

Ongoing at Madatech, Balfour 12, Hadar Caramel, Haifa, www.madatech.co.il

DANCE

5. IT’S GETTING HOT OUT HERE

If you haven’t noticed, the summer has officially begun. What this means for dance lovers is the start of Tel Aviv’s yearly Hot Dance Festival at the Suzanne Dellal Center. From the first of July through the end of August, 60 performances engineered by Israeli choreographers will take place in Neve Tzedek’s picturesque dance capital. The festival will host 20 premiers by local artists such Amir Kolben for Kolben Dance Company, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf and Noa Shadur.

For more info visit www.suzannedellal.org.il

THEATER

6. AROUND AND AROUND WE GO

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, Carousel, comes to Jerusalem in Encore! Educational Theater Company’s fully stage production, featuring a cast of 60 and full orchestra. The show, which contains such famous songs as “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” is directed by Robert Binder, with musical direction by Paul Salter and choreography by Arlene Chertoff.

Runs through July 6, Hirsch Theater, Beit Shmuel. Tickets online at www.encoreetc.com or (02) 620-3463

WHODUNNIT?

When Cousin Albert (Murrel Kohn) comes to Estuary House will he prove a threat to Ellen (Linda Goldstein)’s peace of mind? The Tel Aviv Community Theater (TACT) presents a thriller with a difference: Ladies in Retirement, by Reginald Denham and Edward Percy. We know who dunnit, but will the murderer be revealed, and by whom? In English. Directed by Helen Eleasari.

Runs today through Sunday, 9 p.m., Auditorium Shein, Beit Yad-Labanim, Pinkas 63, Tel Aviv. (03) 604-1707

MIXED BAG

8. UP ALL NIGHT

Stock up on those Red Bulls as Tel Aviv celebrates its annual White Night Festival.

This is the one time a year when many venues are open all night, including museums, restaurants and art galleries.

Special for the occasion, there will be live music along Sderot Rothschild, as well as a giant beach party near the Dolphinarium.

Don't miss out!

Next Thursday, www.mouse.co.il

9. THE WRITE THING TO DO

As part of the Let the Words Do You series, The Holon Mediatheque pays homage to the witer Yoram Kaniuk.

Other authors will read passages from Kaniuk’s more famous works. In between, the audience will be treated to musical interludes by the likes of Eran Tzur, Yali Sobol and many more. NIS 40.

Tomorrow, noon, Rehov Golda Meir 6. (03) 502-3000

UPCOMING FESTIVAL

10. LIGHTS, CAMERA...

Film buffs rejoice as it's time for the 28th Jerusalem Film Festival, which presents 200 films of all types from Israel and abroad. Movies span a wide range of genres, from studio and avant-garde cinema to human rights documentaries to films with Jewish, Israeli and Arab themes.

Launching the festival will be an open-air screening of JJ Abrams/Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed sci-fi flick ‘Super 8.’

Runs July 7 through 16, Jerusalem Cinematheque, Derech Hebron. ww.jff.org.il

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