Arts in Brief: July 27

Suzanne Dellal, TAPAC keep in step; Israel Museum celebrates at night.

Israel Museum 311 (photo credit: Tim Hursley, courtesy of the Israel Museum)
Israel Museum 311
(photo credit: Tim Hursley, courtesy of the Israel Museum)
Suzanne Dellal, TAPAC keep in step
Perhaps the most intriguing event at Tel Aviv Dance 2010, from October 4 to 10, will be Sutra, a blend of choreography and martial arts performed by the monks of Shaolin at Henan, China. The work itself is a collaboration among Belgian/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor/ set designer Anthony Gormley and composer Szymon Broska.
This will be at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, which, together with Suzanne Dellal, hosts the 10 companies participating in the international event “that brings to Israel what’s happening internationally in the dance world,” says SD director Yair Vardi.
Also at TAPAC are return visits by the Alvin Ailey company, Spanish dancer/choreographer Miguel Angel Berna (TAD ’07) with his newest work, Goya, and Spain’s National Dance Company performing Bach, by Nacho Duato, which is set to the master's music. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet performs Orff’s Carmina Burana.
At SD, Balanchine fans will thrill to dancers from American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet performing Apollo and Pas de Deux by the immortal Georges as well as works by Twyla Tharp and Tom Gold. In addition, Charkaoui presents his own company from Belgium, East- Man, with V2W. Hailing From France, Accropop – the company mixes hip hop with other dance disciplines – brings Petite by Algerian-born choreographer Kader Attou.
Making their local debut are companies from South Africa and South Korea. Young choreographer Shin Chang Ho created the techno-pop No Comment as his master’s thesis some years back, and it has since been seen all over the world. Twelve dancers perform Dada Mesilo’s Carmen.
The very talented young South African dancer/choreographer leapt to prominence with Romeo and Juliet in ’08 and herself created the book for this new piece. Her Carmen is set to music by Bizet, for sure, but also to “Lamentate” by Arvo Part. • Helen Kaye
Israel Museum celebrates at night
This Thursday the Israel Museum will celebrate its reopening after three years of restoration works with a night of festivities. The museum will stay open for the entire night and will host many Israeli artists, who will perform in various spaces.
Singer Yehudit Ravitz will open the evening, greeting the public at the Sculpture Garden. Later, wandering through the museum halls, the visitors will encounter Shlomo Gronich performing near Ohad Meromi’s sculpture, singer Etti Ankri singing at the Synagogues Avenue, dancers Renana Raz and Or Moran performing their special program at Carlos Amorales Hall, as well as many others.
Writers Haim Be’er and Nir Baram will guide the tours, and musicians Dudi Levi, Dan Toren and the Efroni choir will provide a musical background to the event, which will culminate in a huge party at the Anish Kapoor statue piazza.
Entry is NIS 49. • Maxim Reider