10 things to do: survival story

The Jerusalem Dance Theater presents a dance inspired by Janusz Korczak (photo credit: OLIVER MILLER)
The Jerusalem Dance Theater presents a dance inspired by Janusz Korczak
(photo credit: OLIVER MILLER)
1. Survival Story
In the film Jungle, four travelers set off into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into an utter nightmare. After a terrible accident, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the most treacherous backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, a map or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for food. Based on the true story of Israeli-born author Yossi Ghinsberg. With Daniel Radcliff.
2. Night with King David
the new night experience at the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem, brings the biblical story to life in a new cinematic production projected on the walls and the archeological excavations of the ancient citadel. The shows run twice a night on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, with sometimes up to four performances a night. The maximum number in the audience per show is 420 people. The pre-show walkthrough is 15 minutes long. The main show is 31 minutes.The total visit, including picking up tickets, is approximately one hour. Warm dress is advised throughout the year. For further information: www.tod.org.il
3.All or nothing at all
Gordon Gallery presents a new gallery exhibition by international artist and designer Ron Arad (Born 1951, Tel Aviv, lives and works in London). For his show at the Gordon Gallery, titled “All and None,” Arad created a spectacular large-scale site-specific installation. Arad is among the most prominent and influential designers today and was selected alongside architect David Adjaye to design the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning center in London.
Opening March 22 at 7:30 p.m., Gordon Gallery, 6 Hapelech St., Tel Aviv. www.gordongallery.co.il
4.China then and now
In the performance piece Shen Yun, Chinese- American dancer Shen Yun melds together timeless artistry with cutting-edge innovation, presenting the breathtaking beauty of classical Chinese dance, costuming, hi-tech backdrops and live orchestra. Shen Yun takes viewers on a journey through China’s five millennia of divine culture – ancient legends of dynasties past, inspiring stories of modern day, the world’s finest classical Chinese dancers and dazzling animated backdrops. The show is accompanied by a grand East-West orchestra.
March 25 & 26 at 8 p.m.; March 27 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., Opera House, Tel Aviv. For tickets and information, call 1-700- 073-020.
5. Demons and princes
The Moran Children’s Choir will perform JunJun, a musical legend for choir, narrator and instrumental ensemble by composer Ella Milch-Sheriff, based on Yossi Banai’s book of the same name. JunJun is a mysterious woman who tells the children fairy tales from the East about demons, magic, princes and longing for old times. Conductor Naomi Faran; director Shirit Lee Weiss;choreography Eran Abeksis. With recorded narration by Yossi Banai.
March 26 at 8 p.m., Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv
6. From Egypt to Jerusalem
Jerusalem-based ensemble Akot performs original melodies to lyrics written by contemporary Jerusalem poets. A new work by the ensemble, God in the Emek, is inspired by 20th-century Egyptian music. The performance combines poetry by Yosef Ozer, which is grounded in Jewish tradition and, at the same time, corresponds with secularism and modernity.
March 27 at 8:30 p.m., Confederation House, Jerusalem.
7. Magical Mystery 'Bus' Tour
In the new exhibition “Buses” at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israeli artist Gil Marco Shani creates an imaginary parking lot between two gallery levels. In this ambitious architectural intervention, what appear to be real buses are in fact partial constructions, adapted to the angle of vision. Shani ingeniously fabricated the buses, along with the space’s many realistic details, using a variety of materials and techniques; effects of sound and temperature complement the optical illusion and enhance the viewer’s physical experience. The installation’s uncanny artificiality produces a feeling of suspense and mystery.
8. Commemorating Korczak
The Jerusalem Dance Theater presents a dance inspired by Janusz Korczak, the Polish-Jewish educator and children’s author who worked for many years in an orphanage in Warsaw and refused sanctuary, staying with his orphans when the entire population of the institution was sent from the ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp in 1942. Tamara Mielnik choreographed the performance When I’ll Grow Up to be Young, which combines dance, theater and video art, based on Korczak’s writings. The dance company has invited dozens of Holocaust survivors to attend.
April 8 at 9 p.m., Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For tickets and information, call (03) 510-5656.
9.Free pas for Passover
Celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary, 30 parks and museums will open their gates to the public free of charge during the week of Passover, courtesy of Bank Hapoalim.The parks and museums included in the project combine the Israeli experience with that of the history of the Jewish people and the country. Among them are the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Design Museum, Holon, The Rabin Museum, The Bible Lands Museum, The Botanical Gardens in Jerusalem, and The Haifa Museum of Art.
April 1 to 5. For more details, go to www.poalimatarim.co.il
10. Celebrating the Haggada
“Playing with Plagues” is the theme of this year’s Kol HaOt Illuminated Haggada Fair in Jerusalem. The event will feature speakers on topics related to the Ten Plagues, interactive presentations, and activities on the fair’s theme, as well as displays of contemporary illuminated Haggadot.
April 2, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem.
Entrance is free.