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Jerusalem Arts Festival

The Jerusalem Festival returns for the 19th time!

From-21/06/2021 to- 25/06/2021 In the City

The Jerusalem Arts Festival is one of the most professional, central and unique festivals in Jerusalem. The festival presents, for one week, productions by professional artists from Jerusalem and beyond, with an emphasis on a rich and wide variety of productions from the various fields of the arts and the fringe, along with original productions created especially for the festival. As such, the festival is a central part of Jerusalem's positioning as a center for cultural activity in the fields of theater, music, dance, art and performance.

List of Events

21
June
2021
Mon
20:30

One Night of Love – Opening Show

"One Night of Love" - the love songs of Yehuda Amichai

Jerusalem Theater - Henry Crown Hall

The Jerusalem Arts Festival will open with a one-time evening marking the 21st anniversary of the death of Israeli Prize-winning poet Yehuda Amichai, one of the most highly respected and beloved poets in Israel and around the world. Amichai was one of the “Generation of the Country” poets in Hebrew literature, but is considered unique and groundbreaking. A poet who emphasized the poetry of the “I” in a generation what spoke the language of the “we”. His simple and heartwarming style immediately captivated readers, and his books, which have been translated into forty languages, quickly became successful. Amichai became one of the most popular, well-known and beloved poets in Israel and abroad. Among the poems in the show: The Ballad of the Long Hair and the Short Hair, In a Magical Garden, In Our Love, Accompany Me, Saturday Night Song, Elul in Ein Kerem and others.

During the evening, a video art work created by students and graduates of the Musrara School of Art and Society especially for the event will be shown. The work was inspired by Amichai’s extensive poetry, and provides a visually interpretative look at his poems.

Among the poems in the show: The Ballad of the Long Hair and the Short Hair, In a Magical Garden, In Our Love, Accompany Me, Saturday Night Song, Elul in Ein Kerem and others.

Band name: Esther Rada, Shai Tsabari, Shlomi Shaban, Sha'anan Street, Sivan Talmore, Elad Levy

Artistic production and management: Jerusalem Municipality, Nana Disk and the Musrara School of Photography and New Media

Price: 70/80

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22
June
2021
Tue
17:00

The Ball is in Our Hands

Aviv receives a gift from her father that looks like a ball. It’s not a football or a basketball, it’s a globe – the world!

Ramot Library

Aviv doesn’t care about the strange ball, she tries to throw it as far as she can.

She wants to play in the woods and pick flowers, but then she meets the little animals who ask her to preserve the woods and the globe from the giants that pollute the woods and harm the trees.

Aviv discovers that together it is possible to overcome any obstacle, and that it’s actually the smallest ones who can make a big difference.

For ages 4 and up

Price: Free 

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22
June
2021
Tue
17:00

Zohar’s Dimples

An adaptation of a one-man show based on Meir Shalev’s well-known and beloved book.

Baka Library

In the world of magic, anything is possible, you can even pull an elephant out of a hat.

So how is it that you can’t create two small dimples by magic?

Zohar embarks on a journey in order to get what she wants more than anything, two dimples.

A show full of magic and surprises about a tiny dream that turns into a great adventure, at the end of which Zohar learns to love herself just as she is – a magical girl.

For ages 4 and up

Price: Free 

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22
June
2021
Tue
17:30

The Mama of the World’s Biggest Baby

A funny show for the entire family about a single mother and a giant baby who has to deal with a special mother!

Independence Park

Band: The Dancing Ram

Credits: Directors: Adam Yachin and Nimrod Eisenberg, Writing, Acting and Design: Gadi Weissman, Michal Shukrun, Adam Yachin

Yaeli,

The world’s sweetest and biggest baby,

Intrigued by everything and driving everyone crazy,

And her mother, looking for relief but getting no rest,

Chasing after her with a carriage and being put to the test,

Whining and complaining to everyone she sees,

And all they can do is laugh and agree…

Other children fall in love with Yaeli right away,

They run along after her and with her they play,

The toss her a ball or they throw her a pillow,

Their giant new friend Yaeli is now their hero.

Price: Free 

 

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22
June
2021
Tue
18:00

“Me, Myself”

A show that combines diverse languages of movement with original live music. A journey that observes the creative soul, dealing with issues that concern people on a daily basis, a shared job of creating music and music as a uniform language. A collaborative work between Kobi Shem-Tov and other choreographers has created a dance performance that brings to the stage a variety of dance perspectives focusing on one idea.

Beit Mazia - upper hall

Hours: 6pm / 8pm

Credit: Creator and composer - Kobi Shem Tov, choreographers - Nimrod Fried, Noa Bar, Yulia Mazetzky.

Composition of the dancers: Polina Sonis, Noa Bar, Ido Maron, Yulia Mazetzkyia and Daniel Hagai.

Price: 50/60

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22
June
2021
Tue
20:00

Daniel Zamir – Klezmer-Jazz

Daniel Zamir, a baal teshuva with a unique life story, and the first ultra-Orthodox jazz musician in history. He is a soprano saxophonist and one of the most important and influential jazz musicians in Israel, having thus far released 13 albums in Israel and abroad, including the album Amen, which went on to become the best-selling jazz album in Israel.

The show, like Zamir’s life, is a wonderful story about the connection between the avant-guard world of jazz, the Torah and the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Nocturno Live

Hour: 20:00 Opening doors, 21:00 show

Band: Daniel Zamir

Credit: Artistic Director: Ram Mizrahi Spinoza, Production: Spectrum - House of Culture and the Arts in Jerusalem (Halatz)

Price: 80/90

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22
June
2021
Tue
20:00

From Here and From There – Amitai Aricha / Janet Rothstein (seated performance)

Amitai Aricha and Janet Rothstein in performance. 

Yellow Submarine

Hour: 20:00 Janet Ratstein, 22:00 Amitai Aricha

Band: Amitai Aricha / Janet Ratstein

First show: Jeanette Rotstain and the Lalu Jan Ensemble – 20:00

Five virtuoso musicians teamed up with minstrel, creator and singer Jeanette Rotstain-Yehudian to bring the audience the best melodies and piyyutim from the treasures and rich tones of Persian music.

Second show: Amitai Aricha’s D-ONE Project – 22:00

Amitai Aricha’s D-ONE project brings a deep, new sound from the roots music of the Diwan poetry of Yemenite Jews. An unconventional show that will send your heart soaring. A wave of frequencies from ancient crowded distances knocking on heaven’s gate, which were never locked.

In collaboration with the Association for Society and Culture, Documentation and Research

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Price: 50 NIS per show

22
June
2021
Tue
20:30

Song of the Mediterranean

A sweeping and moving virtuoso performance of Mediterranean poetry in sound and song. The Israeli Percussion Orchestra – Rosh HaAyin, which has performed on the best European stages and played at prestigious festivals around the world, hosts international singer Natalie Orion, performing songs in Greek and Italian, and the exciting singer Guy Yehud, who captured the hearts of viewers and judges in the third season of X Factor. The show is presented with the generous assistance of the Rosh HaAyin Municipality and the municipal company Makom Balev.

YMCA

Band: The Israeli Percussion Orchestra

Credit: Conductor: Adiel Schmitt, Guest Singers: Natalie Orion and Guy Yehud, Guest Musicians: Gilad Dobretsky, Yoni Dror and Yaron Gan.

Price: 60 NIS

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22
June
2021
Tue
20:30

Kolben Dance Group

A meeting point between us as flesh-and-blood creatures and the digital world that surrounds us. The show exposes the audience to images of contemporary digital space.

Jerusalem Theater, Rebecca Crown Hall

The Kolben Dance Group celebrates 25 years of a wonderful journey; from the moment it was founded by its choreographer and artistic director – Amir Kolban – until today.

Separately is a meeting point between us as flesh and blood creators and the digital world that surrounds us. The performance exposes the audience to images of the contemporary digital space. It mixes symbols and contorts images and worlds in the digital space which we are drawn to and thrown into. The work moves between different levels of reality without attempting to offer a clear definition of where it is at any given point.

Because we have never been so connected, and maybe we’ve also never been so alone.

Band: Kolben Dance Band

Credit: Choreography: Amir Kolban, Lighting Design: Shai Yehudai, Video Art: Ido Sharaf

Price: 80/90

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23
June
2021
Wed
10:00

The Performing Arts on Television and Cinema Screens

Dancers: Yishai Adar, Ido Dolev, Inbal Shuki and Ayelet Stoller, in a fascinating day of workshops and masterclasses for artists and the general public, which deals entirely with the interface between the performing arts and the screen.

Rex Cinema Shlomo Hamelech 9, 'The Punk' The Grille 1

Hours: 10:00 - 17:00

Credit: The Jerusalem Filmmakers Association

Price: Free admission​

Cinema Rex: Music for the Screen – Yishai Adar

Hours: 10:00 – 12:00

Soundtrack development for screen works, television series and movies.

Yisha Adar is a film soundtrack composer, winner of Israeli Academy of Film and Television Awards, a sound designer for video works, an independent musician, partner in the Bnei Hama ensemble and one of the founders of The Top Hat Carriers.

Cinema Rex: Artistic Design for Cinema – Ido Dolev

Hours:12:00 – 14:00

Art and screen scenery for feature films, documentaries and video art.

Ido Dolev is an Israeli Academy of Film and Television Award-winning film and television production designer who has designed more than 20 cinematic films in Israel and abroad.

Cinema Rex: Costume Design – Inbal Shuki

Hours:15:00 – 17:00

The meaning of the garment and dialogue with actors and creators.

Inbal Shukri is an Israeli Academy of Film and Television Award-winning costume designer who has done the designs for dozens of series and movies in Israel and abroad.

The Inn: Acting in Front of the Camera – Ayelet Stoller

Hours:14:00 – 17:00

A practical workshop for creators and actors.

The challenges actors face in different scenes and an interpretation of text with the active participation of registrants. Practicing different directing techniques and finding solutions to challenges that arise during the creative process.

Ayelet Stoller is a director, actress and acting teacher who graduated with distinction from the School of Visual Theater, a winner of the Jerusalem Foundation Prize for the Encouragement of Creation and the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts. She has directed many plays in Israel and abroad.

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23
June
2021
Wed
20:00

Bint El Funk – Yemenite Funk

The acclaimed veteran indie band that developed in Jerusalem. After a unique and refreshing second album, the band returns for a performance at home in honor of the Jerusalem Arts Festival. Bint El Funk’s style is mainly based on combining funk with traditional Yemenite music, but is also influenced by many other styles such as Afro-beat, Mediterranean music, jazz and Turkish psychedelic rock.

Nocturno Live

Hour: 20:00 Doors open, 21:00 Show starts

Band: Bynet El Punk

Credit: Artistic Director: Ram Mizrahi Spinoza, Production: Spectrum - House of Culture and the Arts in Jerusalem (Halatz)

Price: 50

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23
June
2021
Wed
20:00

From Here and From There – Nimbin / Eliran Yosef

Nimbin / Eliran Yosef (standing only)

Yellow Submarine

Hour: 20:00 Doors open, 22:00 Show starts

Band: Nimbin / Eliran Yosef

First show – Nimbin

How can you make music come to life visually on stage? How do you turn a regular show into an audio-visual show that really connects to the music? In Nimbin’s show, you will hear songs in Hebrew with texts at eye-level and connected to an innovative technological experience! The music, which is created in real time, develops and turns into colors and shapes on a big screen, each sound bringing with it a unique, live visual expression.

Second show – Eliran Yosef

Almoraima, a tribute to Paco de Lucia, the greatest flamenco player of all time. A spectacular flamenco show, full of virtuoso passion.

Standing show

Doors open 30 minutes before every show.

Price: 50 NIS per show

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23
June
2021
Wed
20:00

Jerusalem Stories, directed by Yossi Alfi

Jerusalem is a good reason for stories of wisdom and laughter! There are those who count the hours, and there are those who count the days and even the years, but only Jerusalemites count generations. 

Beit Ha’am – The Central Library

Stories about people, streets, shops, smells, rabbis, synagogues, language, flavors and lots of mountain air and the smell of pine trees.
An evening of stories in a Jerusalem setting about people who don’t know how to swim.

Moderator and narrator: Yossi Alfi

Participants: Yehuda Atzba, Shuki Ben Ami, Avshalom Kor |

Singing and playing: Eran Tzanchani.

Price: Free 

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23
June
2021
Wed
20:00

Finale

For the last time on stage, the favorite songs of the Ramatayim Men’s Choir, with guest artists Zvi Weiss, Simon Cohen, Yitzhak Meir, Avremi Roth and Colin Shahat.

A magical and diverse musical evening combining cantorial music, Hassidic and Israeli songs, opera and Broadway.

Jerusalem Theater - Henry Crown Hall

Band: Ramatim Men's Choir, Jerusalem

Credit: Production: Richard Shavitzion and Debbie Fishman.

All proceeds from the show are dedicated to the Malki Foundation – in memory of Malki Roth, a Jerusalem-based organization that helps children with special needs.

Price: 150-100

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23
June
2021
Wed
20:30

Chill out

What do secular mothers do when they discover that their beloved daughters are turning to religion? God forbid! The issue is delved into in Chill out – and it’s hilarious. All persons have a path they choose for themselves, but that doesn’t always exactly match the parents’ plans. How do you bridge the gap? A moving comedy filled with solidarity between mother and daughter, secular and religious, and man and himself

Heichal HaPais for Culture and the Arts, Pisgat Ze'ev

Band: Gal Biderman and Keren Adler

Credit: Writing and acting: Gal Biderman and Keren Adler, Director: Tali Bik-Keshet

Price: 45/55

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23
June
2021
Wed
20:30

סטיגמטה علامات Stigmata

Criminal inmates participating in a prison theater class share experiences from their childhood, family and daily lives in prison. The prisoners talk about their, “Stigmata” those signs etched on their bodies that indicate their experiences of being hurt and hurting. The stories raise questions: Is criminality innate? Is it a fate sealed in the flesh? And perhaps danger and violence exist not only beyond the walls, but are also inherent in our own bodies?

Khan Theater - Hall 2

Band: Shulamit Kitsis

Credits: Director: Hadas Selbst, Wardrobe: Adiel Ariel, Lighting: Itamar Houri, Narration: Dan Ofri

Price: 50/60

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23
June
2021
Wed
20:30

One Hundred and Eighty Degrees

A successful confectioner decides to change directions in hopes of getting married. A young woman wants to start a thriving career but makes a great mistake. And housewife discovers that sometimes life contains surprises.

The three of them meet at a home bakery and enter a whirlwind of change, a dough mixer and lots of old and new dreams. A drama about life choices.

Beit Mazia - upper hall

Band: Hashahar Theater - Ayelet Squirrel

Credit: Writing: Ayelet Squirrel, stage adaptation and acting: Ayelet Squirrel, Daniel Ovadia, Idit Shimon

Price: 55/65

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23
June
2021
Wed
20:30

JerusaleMotion

JerusaleMotion: dance and cinema meet on screen!

A festive evening of screening entirely dedicated to the body, movement and dance. During the evening, a collection of select video dance and video art works from recent years will be screened. The evening will be held in collaboration with the Jerusalem Filmmakers Forum.

Cinematheque, Hall 2

Band: Video works by filmmakers

Credit: Curators: Daphne Miro, Shelly Renan-Koris

Price: 25 NIS

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24
June
2021
Thu
17:00

Deep in the Great Sea

A musical play for two actors that deals with friendship, the acceptance of others, tolerance and prejudice. An encounter between two separate worlds that takes a sharp turn thanks to openness, harmony and mutual acceptance.

Pisgat Ze'ev Library

A show full of grace and innocence that transports the young audience to the magical world of the sea creatures. The play is inspired by Gilad Shalit’s book, When the Shark and the Fish First Met.

For ages 4 and up

Price: Free 

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24
June
2021
Thu
19:00

Halila (“God Forbid”)

A crazy musical about uncertainty. For many years, no question has gone unanswered in the city of Halila.

Until today. A complicated murder mystery befalls the city and stirs up a storm of uncertainty into which all the city’s residents are drawn. From the biblical story of the “Egla Arufa” to a contemporary interpretation about the uncertainty in our lives.

Khan Theater, Hall 2

Hours: 7pm, 9pm

Band: Theo-Tron Ensemble

Credits: Artistic Management: Netanela Tirosh, Writing, Direction and Composition: Yonatan Blumenfeld, Stage and Costume Design: Yaara Tzadok

Price: 50/55/65/75

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24
June
2021
Thu
19:00

Jerusalem On Screen

Urban images and movies, and their impact on culture and tourism.

Musrara School of Photography, 9 Ha'ach St.

Credit: Creator and composer - Kobi Shem Tov, choreographers - Nimrod Fried, Noa Bar, Yulia Mazetzky.

Dancers: Paulina Sonis, Noa Bar, Ido Meron, Yulia Mazetzkyia and Daniel Hagai.

Price: Free 

Jerusalem, the mother of all cities, was blessed with nine parts of beauty, in the mountains which surround it and the many stories and books written about it. In recent decades, Jerusalem has also begun to frequently appear in movies and television series. Is there a circular movement between television series, books or movies and the image of the city that appears in them? Do cultural products influence the arrival of visitors and tourists to the city and thereby contribute to its economic and social resilience? And what do residents think?

A Panel Including:

Prof. Christine Lundberg – A film tourism researcher at Norway’s Stavanger University and founder of the International Forum for Popular Culture Research. She has published research on Breaking Bad and tourism in New Mexico, where the series was filmed.

Prof. Alfio Leotta – A tourism and film researcher at New Zealand’s Victoria University. He has published research on Italian literature and cinema and their impact on urban tourism and local culture.

Hagit Avron – A Naples, Italy tour guide following a series of Neopolitan books by author Elena Ferrante and the television series that followed.

Yoram Honig – Director of the Jerusalem Film and Television project.

Eran Riklis – Director, screenwriter and producer with a rich and diverse career in Israel and around the world that includes dozens of films and series. His movies The Human Resources Manager (2010) and Dancing Arabs (2014) were filmed in Jerusalem.

Following the panel, the film Dancing Arabs will be screened.

Screenwriter: Sayed Kashua, Director: Eran Riklis, Production: UCM, United King Films

Curators and Production:

Yifat Prestelnik – senior film industry producer, formerly Chairman of the Israeli Producers’ Association. Her film Ana Min Al Yahud was filmed in Jerusalem. She is the director of the Tasrit Be’Emuna project, founded by the Gesher Foundation and the Jerusalem Municipality.

Dr. Rachel K. Zivony – Director of the Theater Department and Director of the Jerusalem Arts Festival, Jerusalem Municipality.

Benjamin Friedenberg – Director and film researcher, founder of the Jeruslaem Filmmakers’ Forum

Moderator: Benjamin Freidenberg

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24
June
2021
Thu
20:00

Internal External World

An evening of dance by with two Jerusalem artists

Haprissa 4

Merge Into Surreal

The Con-Calore dance group and choreographer Mia Popova in a performance that expresses the drama which takes place within the soul in order to touch on the source of the division that exists between the different parts of our personality. The show examines how it is the very difficulty and challenge of containing our complex selves that allows us to be able to construct a psycho-symbiotic array for coping with situations that enables us to develop and grow and presents the different elements of our personality through two characters on the stage expressing one consciousness engaged in an internal battle.

The work was chosen to be performed with five additional finalists selected from among thousands of candidates in an international competition of the Dance Festival in Padua, Italy.

Band: times band

Price: 50/60

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24
June
2021
Thu
20:00

Return of the Unicorn

A work that corresponds with the various reflections of the unique and multidisciplinary artist Lauri Anderson, on the issues of love and the loss of love, as expressed in her different albums, and in particular in her latest album, Heart of a Dog. In this album, Anderson shares her spiritual insights with listeners, following the loss of key figures in her life. The soundtrack of the work is accompanied by Eyal Nahum’s original and personal interpretive movement.

Beit Mazia - upper hall

Band: Jerusalem Dance Theater

Credit: Choreography and Artistic Management: Eyal Nahum, CEO and Chief Producer: Zvika Monsongo

Price: 45/60

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24
June
2021
Thu
20:30

Faith, Love, Hope

A play by Tadeusz Slobodzianek. A historical drama based on a real event that took place in the summer of 1941 in the Polish town of Jedwabne. For years, Polish society renounced any responsibility for the murder of the Jews, placing the blame solely on the Nazis.

Neighbors, a book of testimonies by Jan Gross, refuted this myth and presented hundreds of testimonies which said the Poles were the planners and perpetrators of the murder of the vast majority of Jedwabne’s Jews. The play’s characters are based, among other things, on those testimonies.

Beit Mazia - lower hall

Band: Stage Ten - The Central Theater for Youth, Jerusalem

Credit: Directed by: Sabata Azriel, Original Music: Daniel Payne, Choreography: Yelena Abramovich

Price: 40 NIS

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24
June
2021
Thu
20:30

Victoria Hanna in an interactive show, accompanied by Yarden Erez

Victoria Hanna, the vocal artist and phenomenon who intrigues audiences around the world, comes to the Jerusalem Arts Festival for an electrifying performance with ancient Hebrew texts. This is an interactive performance where at times the audience will be given instructions by which it will accompany the works.

Nocturno Live

Come see and experience the seams between music and magic, and how the Hebrew letters become magical material, ancient scrolls become Kabbalistic rap and hymns that connect the ancient to the future in an unbounded vocal range. Victoria will be accompanied by the talented musician Yarden Erez, who will play the oud, accordion, keyboards and electronic instruments.

Band: Victoria Hannah and Jordan Erez

Credit: Artistic Director: Ram Mizrahi Spinoza, Production: Spectrum - House of Culture and the Arts in Jerusalem (Halatz)

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24
June
2021
Thu
21:00

Stars Don’t Lie

An evening filled with hits and stories from the life of Yigal Bashan, sung together with the audience. The show, featuring artists who sang with Yigal Bashan, has garnered much praise on the country’s stages.

Heichal HaPais Hall of Culture and Arts Pisgat Ze'ev, Jerusalem

Band: Hani Nachmias, Yonatan Miller, Moti Zargori, Shmulik Cohen and the "Quartet" band

Credit: Production: Moti Zargari, Musical Management and Organization: Shmulik Cohen

Price: 75

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24
June
2021
Thu
21:30

Groove celebration - Guta Guta

The evening will start with a Tawil show: a sensory and multidimensional experience, a cosmic musical journey between different styles and cultures that redefines the boundaries of music itself. Unique and extraordinary music, a fusion of reggae, groove and rhythmic ethnic melodies. Come fly with us! They will be followed by the Gute Gute quintet, the band that was named best surprise as the last InDNegev festival. As part of the festival, the ensemble will perform at an electro-acoustic party that combines modern and traditional instruments on stage. A party full of humor and emotion that will have your feet moving!

Yellow Submarine

Hours: 21:30 Doors open, 22:00 Show starts

Band: Guta Guta and Twill

Credit: Tawil Management - Hadar and Tori

Price: 50

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25
June
2021
Fri
10:00

Renewing – The Arts Resurrected

Festival Closing Event

Hamifal, Makom Leshira, The Museum of North African Jewry

The world of culture faced many challenges during the coronavirus. Everything seemed to freeze. Dusty stages, closed ticket offices, lighting and amplification equipment locked in storage for too long, parquet floors devoid of dancers and actors, works of art all alone, with no one to behold them, spoken words silenced. All the sounds, movements, colors and sights that were in such need of an audience in order to come alive – remained isolated, confined and distant, and we were all longing…

At Renewing, the arts are resurrected. Together we will celebrate the return of the live encounter between creators and audiences, outside, on the street, in the cultural and artistic institutions, in one of the most beautiful places in the city. During this unique opportunity of melting the ice frozen over the surface of culture, we will seek to experience art that is revived after a year of corona, and to recall how vital and delightful it is for us.

An authentic multidisciplinary artistic celebration

10:30 – 13:00

Jerusalem artists with a variety of magical works of tradition and innovation – masterclasses, workshops, live music, children’s plays and story time, an open gallery, performance, dance, poetry and spoken word.

This section will be spread over several locations in the lovely corners of the Ma’aravim complex: HaMiffal, Makom LeShira, the World Center for North African Jewish Heritage and the Fountain Courtyard.

The Jerusalem Revival procession with the Pirates street orchestra, 

13:00 – 14:00

Combined with a spectacular giant puppet performance by the Dancing Ram Theatre.

Detailed listing of events and locations:

Area 1: HaMiffal

10:00 – 13:00 – A post-corona art complex by BeZman Emet and HaMiffal artists: gallery, sound, performance, video art

10:30 – 11:10 – Singing and spoken word stages. Artistic direction – Dar Pickerski and Amit Tzafrir

11:20 – 11:50 – What Kind of Mother Will I Be? Creators: Shira Hadas Nakar, Yoav Lichtenberg, Avigail Ifergan

12:00 – 13:00 – Spokenoar stage. Artistic direction and moderation – Dar Pickerski and Amit Tzafrir

Area 2: HaMiffal courtyard

10:00 – 13:00 – Art area for children: body painting with Maya Kishkushim, felting workshop with Anna Stern

11:00 – Children’s show and story time

The children’s play Miniland by Rina Pinchover. A miniature amusement park, an exciting and dizzying show that takes place entirely on the body of the actress.

Story time, Dad Ran Away With the Circus, by Etgar Keret

12:00 – Miniland, second showing

Area 3: Makom LeShira

Dramatic writing workshop led by Roni Ninio.
Poetry workshop led by Noa Shakargy

Area 4: Andalusian Courtyard

10:00 – 13:00 – Live music from the streets of Jerusalem. Itai Ben-Nun: wind instruments and saz, Joe Taylor: flamenco guitar, the Biat ensemble: Or Barali, Hillel Shemesh, Eviatar Issachar.

Mosaic workshop with Paintbar

13:00 – 14:00 – The Jerusalem Revival procession with the Pirates street orchestra, combined with a spectacular giant puppet performance by the Dancing Ram Theatre.

Area 5: The World Center for North African Jewish Heritage

10:00 – 10:45 – Tour of the World Center for North African Jewish Heritage (entrance level, pre-registration required)

11:00 – 11:50 – Persian dance. A show and workshop with dance artist Merav Maoz, accompanied by the Biat ensemble (roof level, pre-registration required)

12:00 – 13:00 – Masterclass with Yagel Harush. A ritual journey of return and awakening following piyyutim and requests for a cry of grief over the exile of the Divine Spirit and the exile of the heart that branches out from it (roof level, pre-registration required).

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