What's happening in Israeli entertainment this week.

woman dancing cartoon (photo credit: MCT)
woman dancing cartoon
(photo credit: MCT)
 Shooting nothing The Beit Hagefen Gallery in Haifa is hosting an intriguing and emotive photography exhibition called “The Presence of the Void.” The subject of the show is Israeli and Palestinian women who have lost a family member as a result of the conflict.
The exhibition features 40 pictures taken by bereaved mothers, daughters, sisters and nieces, under the guidance of acclaimed photographers Vardi Kahana, Miki Kratsman and Atta Awisat.
The pictures show the women’s day-to-day environment, and how their bereavement has impacted on their lives; some were taken during reciprocal visits made by women on both sides of the border.
For more information: (04) 852- 5252 Bamidbar Devarim The Kamea Dance Company will unveil its latest work, Bamidbar Devarim (Things in the Desert), at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv on April 10-11 (9 p.m.).
The dance was created by the company’s artistic director and choreographer Tamir Ginz, and marks Ginz’s first thematic departure to an outdoor theme. Ginz recently relocated to Beersheba, and says the proximity of the desert and its open spaces impacted powerfully on his artistic direction.
Bamidbar Devarim feeds off both the powerful, harsh, untamed and open landscapes of the Negev Desert, as well as the rich mix of cultures and ethnic backgrounds to be found in Beersheba. The work fuses contemporary energies with memories of times when life was freer and more impulse-driven.
It relates to the relationship between individuals and society, ritual and intimacy.
The choreography reflects the contrasting elements and incorporates energetic outbursts alongside becalmed passages.
The soundtrack was written by ethnic-rooted rock guitarist Avi Belili, and the work will be performed by 11 dancers.
For tickets and more information: (03) 510-5656 and Nine Souls launch The Nine Souls pop band will mark the release of its self-titled debut album with a concert at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv on April 13 (8:30 p.m.).
The name of the group alludes to the fact that all the members served in combat IDF units, and all sustained serious injuries.
Working together as a band helped them rehabilitate their lives, both on an emotional and physical level. Shlomo Gevili, for example, was a combat medic and lost two fingers, and two more were subsequently paralyzed, during an incident that took place in Gaza in 2004.
Today, he plays bass guitar despite having only the use of a thumb on one of his hands.
Amit Barkin, for his part, was wounded while on reserve duty during the Second Lebanon War, and is now an animator who creates the group’s onstage video art.
For tickets and more information: (03) 518-8123 and The Charm of Glass returns The second “Charm of Glass” exhibition opened at the Culture and Arts Center of Beit Nagler in Kiryat Haim this week, and will run until April 30. The new show, which is curated by Aryeh Rubinowitz, incorporates more than 100 glass creations displayed in an exhibition area of over 1,000 sq.m.
The items on display were made using a variety of techniques, including stained glass, fusing, slumping and glass blowing. The categories in the show range from complex practical works, glass paintings and glass sculpture. The exhibitor roster features Shlomit Eisenstein, Miriam Bochin, Avi Ben-Haroush, Carmen Rosenberg, Dudu Barkan and Anat Weiss.
For more information: (04) 872- 4694 and Camerata goes for Mozart The Camerata Jerusalem ensemble will perform a program of Mozart works at the Tel Aviv Museum on April 10 at 8:30 p.m.
The repertoire includes Piano Concerto No. 9, Fantasy in D minor, Sonata in A minor and Symphony No. 40. Viennaborn pianist Paul Badura Skoda, 86, is the soloist, and Andres Mustonen of Estonia will be on the conductor’s dais.
Discount tickets are available for people under 35.
For more information: 1-700- 55-2000.