TEL AVIV MOMENTS | SATURDAY AT CAFE HABIMA
Tel Aviv is known for its good coffee and good food and still, one must admire a place like Cafe Habima. Located on Ben Zion boulevard , just opposite of the national theatre – Habima – it manages to be the perfect spot, where many others failed.
Prime location, great Coffee, good fresh food and a lot of atmosphere – what else does one need on a rainy Saturday?
TEL AVIV MOMENT | PEACOCK
It was another Tuesday night and I was hanging out with friends at one of my favorite spots, the Peacock, when we got the news about the death of one of Israel’s most important cultural pivots – Arik Einstein.
You could immediately feel that everything changed. Shimon, the owner, took over the DJ stand and put on Einstein’s music, some people went out to talk on the phone, some cried and some just took another drink and drank to the memory of Einstein.
Peacock is one of the few places in Tel Aviv that have become an institution. It’s not a trend, it’s not going anywhere, and you know what you’re getting. That is why when we heard the sad news – I’m glad I was there. It’s the kind of place that respects itself and therefore gave a lot of respect to the sudden death of a remarkable icon.
Cheers Arik – You will be missed.
A new campaign to raise funds on Kickstarter, with the participation of Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, was launched this week for the Heymann Brothers’ documentary feature about Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company.
The film, which follows Naharin for seven years, and documents his unique style with the dancers in rehearsal rooms and performances in Israel, Sweden, Japan, the US, Greece, Finland and the Netherlands – is scheduled to be released next year as part of the 50th anniversary of the Batsheva Dance Company.
“Mr. Gaga” tells the extraordinary story of Ohad Naharin for over forty years – from his childhood in the kibbutz, through his time as a singer in a military troupe during the Yom Kippur War, his impressive career as a young dancer with the Martha Graham Company in New York, and the revolution in the Israeli dance world when he was appointed artistic director of Batsheva over twenty years ago.
In order to complete the film, Heymann Brothers is requesting various audience throughout the world to purchase the film in advance and to receive a variety of gifts (such as free-of-charge Gaga classes, invitations to enter the studio and watch Naharin at work, rare vintage posters of Naharin as a young dancer, DVDs of previous Heymann Brothers films, a personal photography session with Batsheva house photographer Gadi Dagon, a Gaga class with Ohad Naharin, and more).
The film is supported by the New Fund for Cinema and Television and Channel 8 (HOT, Israel), the Jewish Theater in Stockholm and AVRO.
In one week, you’ll have a one off chance to get a glimpse into the ongoing work of dance Bobbi Jene Smith. Arrowed is a Theatrical lyric performance, an ongoing interview that was initially started in 2010 and first performed in 2012. It is composed of a series of interviews written, choreographed, and directed by Bobbi Jene Smith and is meant to be carried out and performed by various individuals. The dance takes place sporadically in different places, in different times, with different people, with the only constant being the initial script written in interview form.
Due to the versatile nature of this process, this piece is a continuous research, with each performance being different and influenced by the context in which it takes place. Parts of the text are eliminated, added on and eliminated again, forcing the interview, the piece, to be ever changing.The forms in which it is presented and documented varies as well – performance, film, books and other media.
This piece is meant to take place non-systematically for the rest of Bobbi’s life and document the process of interaction, conversation, and aging, like the image of two arrows colliding over time.
EARLY NOVEMBER JAFFA STATE OF MIND
There is something magical about early November in Tel Aviv. I got that crazy cool feeling again as I walked through Jaffa, when the weather is just right and walking feels a little like flying. This time of year is the perfect occasion to spend the evening at Shaffa Bar, sharing delicious food and refreshing drinks along with the company of happy beautiful people and good friends.
And to conclude – a PERFECT early November late night in Jaffa -why not top the evening off with a walk in the neighbourhood and a scoop or two of ice cream.
THE WITCHES ARE BACK BABY
If Israeli rock flows in your veins, this Friday is a chance to visit that feeling with a new version of the mithological band THE WITCHES (Hamechashefot).
This renewed band is going on a winter tour that celebrates the entrance of Hen Yanni as the new lead vocal. Yanni, known as an actor and model is a brilliant and intriguing addition to this much appreciated band first formed in 1992.
The new show is produced by Korin Elal who was also responsible for the arrangement and production of the original one. Don’t miss it, this Friday at the Barby.
Friday | November 1st | Barby | 21:30
Get Tickets at: https://tickets.barby.co.il/TemplatesPage/showcat.aspx?id2=697
L-E-V | DO NOT MISS
People – This weekend is your chance to see L-E-V by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar in a series of night shows at Riding 3. Some of you might have already seen their much talked about work HOUSE which had its run of night shows. But this time, you can get a glimpse into a selection of the company’s repertoire and this is not to be missed!
SARA - a work created originally for NDT 2 dance company in the Netherlands, will take you into a minimalistic being which is gentle and sensitive but at the very same time hard core and old fashion | BILL - Originally created for the Batsheva dance company, this outstanding work will take you into the twilight of the soul – a place where intellect and thought gives way to basic feelings. | Also in the evening – a new adaptation to HOUSE and a debut performance of “LOCO-HOT” by Gilad Kahana ( Giraffes ) and Tamir Muskat ( Balkan Beat Box ).
Music: Ori Lichtik
Costumes: Maayan Goldman
Black Costumes: Odelia Arnold
Company Manager: Shlomit Slavin
Communication and Public Relations: Cravat Weiss Communications and Content
For tickets call: *9066 | *6226
Or… Use this link
The International Conference of Creative Time - one of the most important and influential conferences in the field of political, social and activist art, will be screened LIVE in two days of viewing into the night, Skype Q&A and refreshments.
The theme of the conference this year is art, place and dislocation in the 21st century, and it explores how culture builds and shapes the modern city by examining the involvement of artists, architects, city planners, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in urban change.
Creative Time 2013 Summit | October 25-26
Friday | 25/10
17.00 until midnight – live broadcast of the conference.
Saturday | 26/10
18.00 - A panel of local speakers about urban change
18:00 to 20:00 - live broadcast of the conference
20:00 to 21:00 Talk and musical performance by Netta Wiener and Luna Abu Nasr
For the summit’s full schedule - http://creativetime.org/summit/schedule
The conference will be hosted by Vardit Gross and Maayan Shelef.
Admission is free.
Artport | 55, Ben Zvi Road, Tel Aviv | www.artportlv.org
FOOD PROCESSOR IS ON AGAIN
Food is all around us. Everywhere we turn there is a debate about food – There is too much of it, there is too little of it, why is it here or where the hell is it.
Food, as a basic condition to our entire being, has been a pillar in the way we think, act and conduct ourselves in this world. It started with paradise and the forbidden fruit and continued with the quarrel over primogeniture and the lentil stew, the last supper and many more.
Today we deal with Incredible abundance next to deficiency and pain, starvation next to anorexia, obesity next to heroin chic. It is all around us and a central part of our history, culture and everyday life.
In Food Processor, curator Dalit Merhav took images dealing with food and the world around it, blended them in a food processor to give you all a taste of this culinary chaos.
This interesting exhibition, (see more images below) taking place for the second time, will be held at the “HAKIR” art space on 33 hachshmal St, October 17-22.
Opening event | Thursday | October 17th | 20:00
A new collaboration between La Culture and Gordon 2 Gallery will give you a chance to support young artists and get your hands on some cool artwork.
La Culture is a non-profit platform which provides exposure for young, starting out artists and allows art lovers to purchase artwork in achievable prices.
This time, all works are up to 500 Nis, and the full amount of the sale goes directly to the artists. The participating artists deal with the concept of “Transitions” in paintings, prints, photographs and installations.
Gordon 2 Gallery | 4 Natan Hachacham St., Tel Aviv
Opening event | Thursday | 10 October 2013 | 19:30
Exhibition will be open to the public on:
Thursday | October 10th | 19:30 to 23:00
Friday | October 11th | 10:00 to 16:00
Saturday | October 12th | 10:00 to 16:00