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AUGUST 2016 PROGRAMS

Video Programs

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Balfour Declaration
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Ohad Naharim the creator of GaGa 
Videp clip from SADEH21 
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Ohad Naharin has been hailed as one of the world's preeminent contemporary choreographers. As Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company since 1990, he has guided the company with an adventurous artistic vision and reinvigorated its repertory with his captivating choreography. Naharin is also the originator of an innovative movement language, Gaga, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the company's training, and emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers.

    
 
Roman conquest of Israel
   
 

Raichel Idan Project
Video performace of Mi'Ma'amakim (Out of the Depths)
 
Raichel Idan was born in Kfar Saba, Israel.
He served in the Israel Defense Forces army band at the age of 18, performing covers of Israeli and Western pop hits at military bases around the country.
Following his military service, Raichel worked as a counselor at a boarding school for immigrants. There he met young Ethiopian Jews who introduced him to Ethiopian folk and pop music. These included Mahmoud Ahmed, Aster Aweke and Gigi, who took him to Ethiopian bars and clubs in Tel Aviv.
 
    

    
    
    
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August Calendar

Jewish-Christian relations

 Listing of gallery, concert and show events

There are hundreds of events in Israel taking place every week. From top international musicians (from rock to classical) to art events, sport events, and almost any other event imaginable, you’ll find something that interests you.

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IHT Podcast

   
 Can Music Technology Change Lives?
   
Award winning Tel Aviv based music technologist Matan Berkowitz makes an entertaining and inspiring case for innovation in music - and its potential to affect everything from wearable computing to people with special needs.
    
    


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Robert Capa:  Photographs of Israel
 With the outbreak of hostilities in Israel in 1948, Robert Capa came to the country to witness and photograph the ceremony of the declaration of the State and the War of Independence. Over the following two years, Capa re-visited Israel a number of times to document the waves of immigration, the transit camps, and the deep uncertainty facing the new-born Jewish nation.

Despite Capa's fame as a photographer of wars, these pictures represent a part of his work which is marked by immediacy, warmth and intimacy with his subject. The images presented here are closer and more familiar than much of than Capa's earlier work, perhaps because he himself, having fled Hungary for Berlin and Paris, was a symbol of the wandering, driven and desperate Jewish Diaspora.​

Book, Television and Film List

 Books and films worth reviewing
The Extra
By A.B. Yehoshua

From Israel’s highly acclaimed author, a novel about a musician who returns home and finds the rhythm of her life interrupted and forever changed.

Noga, forty-two and a divorcee, is a harpist with an orchestra in the Netherlands. Upon the sudden death of her father, she is summoned home to Jerusalem by her brother to help make decisions in urgent family and personal matters—including hanging on to a rent-controlled apartment even as they place their reluctant mother in an assisted-living facility. Returning to Israel also means facing the former husband who left her when she refused him children, but whose passion for her remains even though he is remarried and the father of two.

For her imposed three-month residence in Jerusalem, the brother finds her work—playing roles as an extra in movies, television, opera. These new identities undermine the firm boundaries of behavior heretofore protected by the music she plays, and Noga, always an extra in someone else’s story, takes charge of the plot.

The Extra is Yehoshua at his liveliest storytelling best—a bravura performance.




   
RABIN: In His Own Words
Documnetary directed by Erez Laufer
 
Rabin In His Own Words is an “autobiography” of sorts, the story is told entirely in Rabin’s own voice. Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, his personal and professional dramas unfold before the viewer's eyes - from his childhood as the son of a labor leader before the founding of the State of Israel, through a change of viewpoint that turned him from a farmer into an army man who stood at some of the most critical junctures in Israeli history, through his later years during which he served as Prime Minister and made moves that enraged a large portion of the public, until the horrific moment when his political career and life were suddenly brought to an end.

Israel 2016
Hebrew 
100 minutes
Can be viewed on iTunes-Amazon -Vudu
    
 
      

SEPTEMBER 2016 ARTS PREVIEW



 Tel Aviv and Bauhaus

In 2003 UNESCO declared that the city of Tel Aviv was a World Cultural Heritage site, owing to over 4,000 Bauhaus buildings which are spread over the city.   The Bauhaus doctrine was very widespread when the city of Tel Aviv was established and many of its buildings erected in the 30's. The German architects, who studied in the Bauhaus School for Art and Design, shaped the architectural approach of the new city.  Young architects immigrated to Israel, and the aesthetic principles they had learnt "immigrated" along with them, turning Tel Aviv into the White city it is today. 
    


    
    

    
    
 Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

 Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), one of the leading dance companies in the  world, is identified with the work of Artistic Director Rami Be’er whose exclusive and unique choreographic character has become the company’s trademark both in Israel and abroad.  With its technically strong and physically eclectic cast of dancers and its dynamic sensibility, KCDC characterizes Israeli dance at its best and performs regularly in the most respected theaters and at leading festivals  worldwide
        
Israel's Eurovision 2016 Star
Meet Hovi Star

 Hovi Star is the stage name of Hovav Sekulets, born in Haifa in 1989, Hovi is an Israeli singer who represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Made of Stars".
 Star is a trained hairstylist and makeup artist. He is openly gay.
In April 2016, he reportedly suffered a homophobic incident in Moscow airport while he was on a tour to promote his Eurovision entry. Star said Russian border police officers tore up his passport, laughed at him and humiliated him presumably for being gay and for his attire and makeup
        

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