The Abidin Ensemble will present some of the poems of Hikmet, set to music by Turkish composer Erdem Buri (1923–1993).
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.
Swiss performer Martin Zimmermann blurs the lines between the inanimate and the living in ‘Hallo’
“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.”
Brazilian choreographer Marcelo Evelin brings ‘Suddenly Everywhere is Black with People’ to the Israel Festival
“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.
“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.”
FestiVan will take music, dance and poetry to Jerusalem’s streets.
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.