Friday, March 12, 2010

March Rita Kibbutz Dance Company

Note: other websites added for additional information - Dance classes, sessions, events, performances

From: Office of Cultural Affairs

Cultural Highlights - March 12 - March 24 - @ArtseeBlog

In this Issue
Music - RITA
Music - Kronos Quartet
Dance - Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
Dance - Beyond the Machine
Visual Arts - Galia Gur Zeev
Visual Arts - The Monayer Family: Three Videos by Dor Guez
Film - Hartford Jewish Film Festival
Literature - The Confessions of Noa Weber
New Israeli Cuisine

Israeli Superstar RITA in Concert
Saturday, March 13, 8:00pm @Town Hall

RITA is by far the most celebrated and successful singer in Israel. In 2008 she was voted number 1 female singer in a special
countdown for Israel's 60th anniversary. Twenty five years after her career began; RITA continues to prove, with crowded theatres
and stadiums alike and with multi-platinum albums that she is by far the biggest female vocalist Israel has to offer.

Her unique voice has gained worldwide attention many times. Now her first American single "Love has begun" is penetrating the
American music charts and conquering a respectful place in the top 40! RITA was nominated for the New Music Weekly Awards as "Top 40
Breakthrough Artist for 2009"!!!

In the 2010 US tour Rita and her six piece band will entice audiences with favorite hits and new songs alike. Don't miss this
opportunity to see a true Israeli cultural Icon!!!

Price - $45-$120

Tickets can be purchased at or 212-307-4100

Please contact Donna Spievak at the Production Office at 212-683-7816 or
for more information regarding press, sponsorship and special group offers.

Kronos Quartet
March 14 - March 21 @ Carnegie Hall

Kronos Quartet - Professional Training Workshop for string Quartets in Carnegie Hall, featuring composer Aviya Kopelman

Kronos Quartet leads a weaklong workshop, expanding the string quartet repertiore. One of the chosen works to be worked and
performed in Aviya Kopelman's "Widows & Lovers".

Price - $15

For more information visit -

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
Two special performances of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company to celebrate 100 Years of the Kibbutz!

The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

(KCDC) has been widely identified with the works of its Artistic Director Rami Be'er. Be'er's creations have credited the company
with international acclaim as it frequently performs in theaters around the world. Over the years, the KCDC developed into one of
Israel's prominent dance companies and has gained international renown.

Saturday, March 13 @ JCC of Manhattan

Cocktail Reception and Show with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company - Saturday, March 13, 2010, 6:30pm. Pre-show cocktail reception
with honored guest, Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo and photo exhibit of 100 Years of the Kibbutz sponsored by Givat Haviva.
Reception ticket includes entrance to Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company performance. $100.00 Per Ticket.
Performance-Only Ticket Price - $36
For more information - Call 646.505.5708 Website:

Sunday, March 14 @ JCC on the Palisades

This dynamic event will feature an exclusive performance by the world renowned Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company performing the
Kef-Kafim. The evening will also include film, songs, music and dance from the rich repertoire of the Kibbutz culture.

Price - JCC Members $15, General Admission $18

For further information and tickets, contact Tammy Levy at 201-408-1427 or by email

Andrea Miller presents a new work @ Beyond the Machine 2010

March 17 - March 20
Juilliard - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater

Andrea Miller will present a new piece for the 10th Anniversary of Beyond the Machine, an electro-acoustic and Multimedia Art
presentation curated by Ed Bilous. Along with composer Jakub Ciupinski, Miller's dancers will use Bluetooth technology to
communicate with live musicians as they create and perform the musical score.
This work was generously funded by The O'Donnell Greene Music and Dance Foundation and the American Music Center Live Music for
Dance Program.

Price - FREE

Tickets are required and are available at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office 212.769.7406
More information -

"Sed.Table" : Galia Gur Zeev
March 11 - May 3, 2010 @ 92 Street Y

Opening - Thursday, March 11 2010, 5:00pm

Milton J. Weill Art Gallery

In the presence of
Mr. Asaf Shariv, Consul General of Israel in New York
Mr. Leon Constantiner, founder of the Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist.
In this one-person exhibition artist Galia Gur Zeev presents two series of photographs exploring family gatherings around the dining
table, which join together to form a single show. The series Table consists of a wall piece depicting the diners around the table
from a bird's-eye view; the series Seder is an elaboration of the former. In both series the table is nonexistent, and the meal did
not really take place. In both, the relevant information emerges from the black.
Curator - Shosh Dagan

The Monayer Family: Three Videos by Dor Guez
March 14 - September 7 @ The Jewish Museum

In a series of videos, Dor Guez offers perspectives on ethnic identity, citizenship, and prejudice from three generations of a
Christian Arab family. Originally from the multiethnic, multifaith city of Lod-or al-Lydd as the municipality is known among
Palestinians-the Monayer family members include Jacob, the family patriarch who recounts the expulsion of al-Lydd's citizens after
the 1948 war; his son Sami, who describes growing up among Jews as an Israeli citizen while simultaneously claiming a Palestinian
identity; and Jacob's granddaughter Samira who recounts her experience of prejudice as she is mistaken for being Jewish. Counted
among 125,000 Christian Arabs in Israel, the Monayers consider themselves a minority within a minority with respect to the Muslim
population. To further complicate matters, a branch of Guez's family is Jewish.

Image above: Dor Guez (Israeli, b. 1980)
July 13, 2008-9
Digital video (color, sound), 13 min.18 sec.

14'th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival

March 13 - March 23 @Mandell Jewish Community Center

Welcome to the Mandell JCC's Hartford Jewish Film Festival, our 14th annual celebration of Jewish life and people on the big screen.
We are proud to present a record 30 superb films - most of them Connecticut or Hartford premieres - from 8 countries presented in 7
Greater Hartford venues over 10 days.

Israeli Films at the Festival -

Voices from El Sayed
Sunday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.
K & G Theatres, Bloomfield 8, Bloomfield

Sunday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
K & G Theatres, Bloomfield 8, Bloomfield

Lemon Tree
Monday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
Beth El Temple, West Hartford

Thursday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
Criterion Cinema, Blue Back Square, West Hartford

Love and Dance

Tuesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.
Herbert Gilman Theater, Mandell JCC, West Hartford

For My Father
Wednesday, March 17, 9:15 p.m.
Criterion Cinema, Blue Back Square, West Hartford

The Debt
Saturday, March 20, 8:30 p.m.
Aetna Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

A Matter of Size
Sunday, March 21, 12:00 p.m.
K & G Theatres, Bloomfield 8, Bloomfield

Eli and Ben
Sunday, March 21, 5:00 p.m.
K & G Theatres, Bloomfield 8, Bloomfield

For tickets -

The Confessions of Noa Weber wins Translated Book Award

Now available in Bookstores

Melville House's The Confessions of Noa Weber by Gail Hareven, translated from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu, has won the 2010 Best
Translated Book Award for Fiction. Organized by Three Percent at the University of Rochester, the Best Translated Book Award is the
only prize of its kind to honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the U.S. over the past
year. This year the awards ceremony was hosted by Manhattan independent bookstore Idlewild Books.

The Confessions of Noa Weber is the story of a woman who leads a successful "feminist" life: she has a strong career, a wonderful
daughter she raised alone, and she is a recognized and respected author. Yet her interior life is bound by her obsessive love for
one man--Alek, a Russian émigré and the father of her child, who has drifted in and out of her life. Trying to understand-as well as
free herself from-this lifelong obsession, Noa turns her pen on herself, and with relentless honesty dissects her life. Against the
evocative setting of turbulent, modernday Israel, this examination becomes a quest to transform irrational desire into a greater,
transcendent understanding of love.

New Israeli Cuisine @ The New York Times Knowledge Network

March 23 - March 29, 2010 (one-week online seminar)
Fee - $145 ((includes copy of Janna Gur's "The Book of New Israeli Food

In the past three decades, Israeli cuisine has been one of the fastest changing kitchens. A melting pot of more than 60 different
ethnicities from India through Morocco to Argentina has helped create a true synthesis of flavors. This is not your Mother's matzo
ball or chopped liver but rather a sophisticated Mediterranean flavor that rests on local ingredients with international flavoring.

This course takes you on the fascinating historical and cultural evolution of Israel's cuisine, including present trends and
influences. Come interact in a weeklong seminar with New York Times' Food writer Joan Nathan and Janna Gur, Chef and Chief Editor of
the leading Israeli food and wine Magazine "On the Table."

Special guest includes Haim Cohen, top Israeli chef and host of Israel's longest running cooking shows, who will do a one-on-one
interview with NYT's Joan Nathan. Chef Cohen is doing a special event with the Consulate General of Israel at the James Beard
Foundation and course participants will see firsthand what he prepares as representative of new Israeli cuisine.

Presented by The New York Times Knowledge Network (part of the Food Series) in conjunction with the Consulate General of Israel of
New York

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