israel festival

Abidin Ensemble pays tribute to the poetry of Nazim Hikmet

The Abidin Ensemble will present some of the poems of Hikmet, set to music by Turkish composer Erdem Buri (1923–1993).

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
18/09/2019
Shakespeare in the balance

The core of the play’s story line centers on a British monarch who misses a trick or two when looking to bequeath his rule to his offspring.

08/06/2019
Clowning about… seriously

Swiss performer Martin Zimmermann blurs the lines between the inanimate and the living in ‘Hallo’

06/06/2019
Sounds good – and looks good, too

“Music is a living medium formed between people at a given moment, in a unique form. It comes into being at a particular time and in a spontaneous manner.”

30/05/2019
Crowds, power and performance

Brazilian choreographer Marcelo Evelin brings ‘Suddenly Everywhere is Black with People’ to the Israel Festival

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
30/05/2019
A slice of life

“Somehow, how I look at the world comes out of being Jewish, first-generation South African, and being involved in the breaking down of apartheid. It is my point of reference," Orlin said.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
23/05/2019
Is this dance?

“I think that dance can fight for more freedom and stretch the borders of what this art form is. We can go beyond the borders of technique and find what dance can say.”

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
23/05/2019
Pop-up performance party

FestiVan will take music, dance and poetry to Jerusalem’s streets.

Israel Festival 2019: From the directors’ desks

In the 1980s, mayor Teddy Kollek managed to move the Festival to Jerusalem, and already then it began to enlarge the scope to include other arts, such as theater and dance.

24/05/2019
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