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new works for the stage
Mirenka Cehova & Petr Bohac (Prague,
Czech Republic) The Voice of Anne Frank, Roxy/NOD
Universal Venue, Transteatral, Prague
A multi-expressional theatre project depicting the Shoah and
themes of hiding oneself. Anne Frank, hope, death, intimacy, identity and the
suppression of identity as a human-being are all themes explored in this
Samantha Ellis (London, UK),
Play About Hair, Birmingham
This play explores the
controversies surrounding women, faith and hair-covering by telling the story
of a friendship between a Hindu and a Jewish woman.
Yulia Ginis (Novi Sad,
A multidisciplinary theatrical performance based
on texts from the Talmud, Synagoga
was launched as the initiative of Serbian and Israeli artists and will be
performed in former synagogues in Eastern Europe
which have been transformed into cultural centres.
Bente Kahane (Oslo, Norway) Wallstrasse
13, Teater Dybbuk, Oslo; White Stork
A play using authentic
film, photos and archival material portraying Jewish women who lived on
different eras, pre-war German Breslau and post-war Polish Wroclaw.
Ofri Luz (Brussels,
Belgium) Diversity as a Collection of Many
concentrates on diversity as a ‘collection of differences’ through three female
dancers: one Jewish, one Canadian and one Austrian. The show translates into
gestures the possibility of constructing bridges between each dancer’s space.
Diane Samuels & Tracy-Ann Oberman (London,
UK) Three Sisters on Hope
Street, Hampstead Theatre, London
Sponsored by Lord and Lady Haskel
A new play by Tracy-Ann Oberman written in collaboration
with Diane Samuels, set in Liverpool and
inspired by Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’.
Stéphane Valensi (Paris, France)
74 Georgie Avenue, Theatre Gerard
Phillippe, St Denis
play tackles with typical New York
Jewish humour the themes of continuity and discontinuity of cultural
heritage. It deals in a very touching manner with the problems linked with
awareness of identity, uprootedness and transmission.
Performing Arts: music composition
Biggi (Boviscio Masciago, Italy) When Yiddish Was Young, CD &
performance; Frankischer Festival, Germany, the Jewish Summer Festival,
Hungary, the Jewish Museum of Bologna and Cantar di Pietre, Switzerland
sponsored by Lord and Lady Haskel
Using a variety of Renaissance and other
traditional poetical and musical sources, this composition and recording will
attempt to recreate musical soundscape in European countries where Yiddish
Biro (London, UK)
A Still, Thin Sound, CD &
performance, Urdang Academy, London
An electro-acoustic, computer-based composition
using bass clarinet and electronics proposing an imaginary representation of
the kinds of sounds the Jewish people might have heard at Sinai. It will be
recorded by Sargasso and performed at the Urdang
Academy in London.
Brussilowski (Paris, France) An Anthology of 20th Century Jewish Music for the Violin
Volume 1 of this anthology will be devoted
to previously unrecorded works by the contemporary Russian Jewish composer
Efrem Podgaitz, who draws on popular Jewish musical themes. Volume 2 will be
devoted to Weinberg, Ben Haim and Kopytman.
Grinberg (Bucarest, Romania) Di Naye Hagode, live recording
Based on a Yiddish epic poem by poet Itsik Fefer,
this dramatic oratory poem is a musical homage to the heroism of the Jews who
resisted in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Ewa Kornecka (Krakow, Poland)
CD & performance at the Atelier
Theatre, Sopot Jewish Cultural Festival
A performance planned and inspired by the poetry
of eight Russian-Jewish authors who were sentenced for treason and executed
under Stalin. This composition attempts to bring their poetry back to life.
Arts: exhibitions of new work
Project 3, Exhibition space in Covent Garden
The third part of a series of groundbreaking
exhibitions, Project 3 consists of an installation of 50 monumentally sized
paintings exploring the contemporary and historical Jewish experience,
culture and symbolism. Under the auspices of the Ben Uri Gallery.
Thomas Delahory (Limerick, Ireland)
Man-Made, Toradh Gallery
An exhibition of watercolour
opening will be linked to the commemoration of the Holocaust Memorial Day.
(Attenweiler, Germany) And Abraham Planted a Tamarind Tree, Rexingen, Germany
series of portraits of residents of the Shavei Zion Kibbutz in Israel
enhanced with paintings of plants. The project is the outcome of an exchange
between the residents of Shavei Zion founded in 1938 by German Jewish
refugees who fled from the Nazi regime.
(London, UK) The Metaphysics of Jewish
Life, Congregation of Jacob Synagogue; St Hilda’s East Community Centre;
A multidimensional video
installation dealing with the Jewish ritual, Jewish time and space, Jewish
memory and life cycle.
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