Faingersh, 40, is in Israel to give a concert at Hateiva, a tiny and prestigious Jaffa venue for contemporary and classical music. Continue reading
Despite the approximately one million native Russian speakers living in the country, few Israelis have bothered to learn the language in which much of the world’s great literature is written. But young Israeli intellectual Roee Chen, 27, took the time to study something new.
Though he began as a Hebrew poet and writer, he has morphed into a translator. He has converted into Hebrew pieces by Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms, by refined stylist Ivan Bunin, by Fyodor Dostoevsky and by classical Gulag short story writer Varlam Shalamov. And that’s in addition to more than 30 plays. Continue reading
World-renowned Russian artist and clown Slava Polunin has collaborated with acclaimed British film director Terry Gilliam and an international team of performers to create a new show, “Diabolo”, whose world premiere takes place this week in Tel Aviv, March 2-14. The show promises to be whimsical, phantasmagorical, and avant-guard. Continue reading
“For a creative artist at the beginning of the road, [it’s natural] to reveal his or her own voice, but as maturity comes, you realize that you’re just a link in a chain, in a dynasty, and you try and connect to your roots,” says singer Ahinoam Nini. Continue reading
Internationally acclaimed Israeli conductor Daniel Oren is known for his special ability to slowly hypnotize an audience and to finally bring about a catharsis, or to mercilessly squeeze a tear from the crowd – depending on the score. He is back in town to lead Puccini’s Tosca in the revival of Hugo de Ana’s visually stunning multimedia production at the Israeli Opera. Continue reading