From art exhibitions to concerts to dance shows, here are some events to look out for this week.

Arkadi Zaides presents a three-day variation on the theme of the audio experience (photo credit: THALIE LURAULT)
Arkadi Zaides presents a three-day variation on the theme of the audio experience
(photo credit: THALIE LURAULT)
Breuning’s ‘Groups’
An intriguing exhibition of Swiss-born New York-resident artist Olaf Breuning, “Groups,” is up and running at the Haifa Museum of Art. The multidisciplinary show takes in photography, video and installation works.
Breuning’s oeuvre deals with cultural and social stereotypes in a way that is designed to both be somewhat startling and to provoke thought. “Groups” incorporates staged photographs from the last decade, which include shots of groups in different situations and apparel. The exhibition features his “Home” trilogy of movies that portrays, in a caricature-like format, the journey of an enthusiastic tourist played by New York actor-writer Brian Kerstetter while he encounters different cultures around the world. His eccentric personality and heightened emotional response to the local traditions are designed to expose the artificial nature of their cultural portrayal.
The exhibition closes on March 8.
For more information: (04) 852-3255 and
Zaides digs deep
Arkadi Zaides will perform his new A Response to Dig Deep dance at the Warehouse 2 venue in Jaffa Port on November 22 (10 p.m.).
The work follows a working visit by Zaides to the International Center of Arts research in Lyon, France, last year where the participants were asked to choreograph new works based on contemporary musical compositions, and to perform them. Zaides opted for “Dig Deep” written by 56-year-old American composer Julia Wolfe.
Wolfe’s work is a very intense composition that demands close attention and generated a similarly powerful dance creation by Zaides.
The dancer’s response to Wolfe’s sonically dense string quartet addresses the tension that exists between restlessness and stability, and focuses on a continuous state of changeability.
Zaides’s performance of A Response to Dig Deep will be accompanied by a live rendition of the score by a string quartet.
For more information: (03) 902- 1563
Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble opener
The Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble will kick start its new season of Classical Treasures Series concerts with performances at the Steinberg Center in Holon (November 25, 8:30 p.m.), and at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv (November 27, 8:30 p.m.).
The repertoire for the concerts includes Mozart’s Divertimento K. 251 for Oboe, Two Horns and Strings, Mendelssohn’s Symphony for Strings No. 10, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate for Soprano and Orchestra, Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29.
The ensemble will be conducted by Barak Tal, with soprano Hadas Faran-Asia as the featured soloist.
The Classical Treasures Series comprises performances of popular works and includes works by Bach, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Purcell and Handel.
All the concerts will take place at the Holon and Tel Aviv venues.
For more information: (03) 901- 1168, 054-494-0317 and
Sporty elegance in Holon
The Beit Meirov Art Gallery in Holon will contribute to the new Israeli Design Season by hosting the “Sport Elegant” exhibition.
The show, which is curated by Hana Herstman, and features designs by Yael Levin, Noga Greis Avnon, Gal Sheinfeld, Anat Zamir and Gloria Mundi will take a close look at the sport-elegant dress combination, and how the two reciprocate.
A range of Israeli designers will display their renditions of the sport-elegant combination, while using unique technologies and materials that challenge the crossover fashion genre. The exhibition also includes accessory items.
For information: (03) 651-6851 and Admission is free.
Grabbing singing by the throat
Celebrated throat singing group Huun-Huur-Tu, from the Russian Federation of Tuva near Mongolia, will perform at the new Elma Arts Complex hotel in Zichron Ya’acov on November 27 and 29 (both 9 p.m.).
Huun-Huur-Tu was founded in 1992 and employs the khoomei variant of overtones. The group has performed all over the world has collaborated with artists from a wide range of areas, including multidisciplinary guitarist-singer Frank Zappa, blues, funk and soul musician Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Kodo drummers of Japan, and traditional Irish band The Chieftains. Huun-Huur-Tu has released 10 albums under its own name to date.
For more information: (04) 630- 0123 and