One Night of Love – Opening Show
"One Night of Love" - the love songs of Yehuda Amichai
The Jerusalem Festival returns for the 19th time!
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.
"One Night of Love" - the love songs of Yehuda Amichai
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!
An adaptation of a one-man show based on Meir Shalev’s well-known and beloved book.
A funny show for the entire family about a single mother and a giant baby who has to deal with a special mother!
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.
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.
Amitai Aricha and Janet Rothstein in performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nimbin / Eliran Yosef (standing only)
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Urban images and movies, and their impact on culture and tourism.
An evening of dance by with two Jerusalem artists
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Festival Closing Event