Performing arts: new works for the stage
Michèle Albo and Raymond
A theatrical show with
marionettes and live music,
Yael Flexer (
Yael Flexer’s new project is a dance triptych
considering the ways in which we are inevitably tied to one another. Blending fast-paced intricate choreography
and an informal sense of humour, Doing, Done & Undone
questions what we do to others, what is done to us and how this makes us come
undone. Echoing events in
Graeme Messer (
A play exploring the life of a Jewish ventriloquist who was imprisoned in a concentration camp and survived the Holocaust.
comedy set in a contemporary city somewhere in
Michelene Wandor (London, UK) Mandating Loyalties
Wandor’s new work is to form part of this year’s programmes commemorating the
60th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. The
play will draw on the friendship between two very different men, Alter Levine
and Khalil al-Sakakini in the early years of the 20th century in
Performing arts: music composition
Ygal Banai (
Nessiah is a musical journey which narrates the diverse
realities of the European Diaspora – taking his audience to the shtetls and
Frédérique Berni (
This new album reflects the vitality of contemporary Jewish music while creating a bridge between the past and the future.
Marc Kibrick Bernstein (
A visually oriented music and sound performance which will place the audience in the centre of a “multi-sensory theatre”. It is characterized by an intimate interplay between acoustic and electric instruments, klezmer, classical chamber music and Jewish jazz, song and the spoken word, as well as live video and sound design.
Mickaël Charry (
Covering a whole range of contemporary styles
(electronic, rock, expermimental, gypsy jazz), this CD is a further
exploration of the traditional Jewish repertoire from
A work for soloists and an instrumental ensemble inspired by the Jewish experience from chazanut to the folk chants of different traditions from Georgia, Bukhara, Italy, the Balkans and Morocco.
Mark Glanville (
A programme of songs composed by Alexander Knapp. It aims to reflect the emotional and physical journey undertaken by the hero of Schubert's original cycle Die Winterreise. The specific context is the Holocaust, the performer a badkhen (wedding singer) who reflects on the destruction of his home and family, and the consolation of his religion as he escapes through a winter landscape.
Yuriy Gurzhy (Trikont,
A new project of Jewish underground music led by two young musicians, the album includes titles of the most interesting Jewish groups.
Sylvie Sivann (
This new recording is a compilation of Jewish songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Judeo-Spanish, showcasing little-known material. The collection aims to re-locate this music in a contemporary context with arrangements by Christian Mesmin and Pierre Wekstein.
Katy Beinart (
Katy Beinart’s work will explore how one’s own identity
and sense of place is created, in com
A study of the textual and symbolic significance of the fish in the Torah and in the New Testament.
Ronald George Golz (Germany) Erwählung (God’s Choice), Zentrum Judaicum, Neue Synagogue, Berlin
A new project with Group Meshulash, Erwählung will use a variety of media: painting, photography, collages, sculptures and installation.
Vera Gutnika, Vladimir Kara, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Julia Nitsberg (Jerusalem, New York, Paris) Celestial Jerusalem, terrestrial Jerusalem, visions of an eternal esthetics, Dima, Galerie d’Art, France; Pavillion Nicolas, Carre Beaudoin, Paris; Galleria FYR, Florence
A group exhibition presenting the work of four Russian
artists. Based in
Gergely Laszlo (
In his photo project, Gergely Laszlo portrays the
history of a small and dwindling kibbutz in
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