Rocio Molina will front her acclaimed flamenco dance company in five shows around the country from December 22 to 28.

Rocio Molina (photo credit: Ora Brafman)
Rocio Molina
(photo credit: Ora Brafman)
Culture for all
Mifal Hapayis and the Culture Ministry have joined forces in a new initiative, called Culture Days, which will run from December 25 to 27 across the country. The program will take place at 120 spots around Israel, with in excess of 400 events at knockdown prices of NIS 20 or less per ticket.
The Culture Days agenda features dozens of shows for children, theater productions and film screenings, as well as free entry to museums and slots with a wide range of artists. The entertainment and cultural roster for the three days includes productions of Macbeth at the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv and of King Lear at Arrabe in the Western Galilee, a show based on the music of legendary Egyptian singer Oum Koulthum in Beersheba, a Batsheva Dance Company slot at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, a meeting with writer Amos Oz at Kibbutz Yifat in the Jezreel Valley, shows by the Andalusian Orchestra and screenings at cinematheques up and down the country.
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Dancing for Old Gold
Rocio Molina will front her acclaimed flamenco dance company in five shows around the country from December 22 to 28. The “Oro Viejo (Old Gold)” creation is based on the theme of the passage of time and the onset of old age, and how to present it a dynamic format.
“Oro Viejo” incorporates elements of traditional flamenco dance as well as more contemporary motifs, and includes a sound track composed by guitarists Paco Cruz and Rafael Rodriguez, and Sergio Martínez and Rosario Guerrero.
The award-winning production features Molina, alongside fellow dancers Eduardo Guerrero, David Coria and Adrian Santana.
Shows will take place at the Performing Arts Center in Tel Aviv (December 22, 9 p.m., tickets: *2274); Hatzafon Theater in Kiryat Haim (December 23, 8:30 p.m., tickets: (04) 838-4777); Performing Arts Center in Ashdod (December 26, 8:30 p.m., tickets: (08) 956-8111); Performing Arts Center in Herzliya (December 27, 10 p.m., tickets: (03) 540-0551); and Heichal Hatarbut in Rishon Lezion (December 28, 8:30 p.m., tickets: (03) 966-6141)
Shadows in Tel Aviv
The celebrated American modern dance company, Pilobolus, will bring its popular, long-running Shadowland production to the Performing Arts Center in Tel Aviv for five performances from December 25 to 28.
Since its founding in October 1971, Pilobolus has performed over 100 choreographic works in more than 60 countries, and was featured at the 2007 Academy Awards, as well as on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Shadowland is based on a love story portrayed through a combination of acrobatic dance, shadows, circus acts and live performances of ballads and rock music, with animation video on giant screens.
For tickets and more information: (03) 692-7777 and
Breaking ranks
The ShooRot multidisciplinary show currently up and running at the Haduvdevan culture club in Tel Aviv comprises works by 33 artists from across a wide creative spectrum, including painting, photography, video art, music and art installations.
The theme of the exhibition feeds off the idea of challenging the tendency to keep us lined up in neat rows from the day we are born. The show, which is curated and produced by Merav Cohen Dor, includes creations by photographers Zohar Ron, Eldad Pnini and Pini Hemo, and painters Galia Shechter and Yoni Danziger. Celebrity chef Israel Aharoni will be around to supervise the musical entertainment. The show closes on December 30.
For more information: 052-779- 3795
At Home with Albee
The Arab-Hebrew Theater of Jaffa will put on a performance of famed American playwright Edward Albee’s At Home in the Zoo on December 23 (9 p.m.). The work tells the story of how the orderly world of a comfortable middle class couple is turned on its head when the husband comes across a strange character in the local park.
The show stars Yarden Gilboa, Raz Wilner and Avi Golomb.
For tickets and more information: (03) 518-5563 and www.arabhebrew-