Celebration of the human spirit

Veteran director Roman Viktiuk actually does bring us two plays from Russia, with love.

Russian stage director Roman Viktiuk returns to Israel with two of his most famous works – The Maids by Jean Genet and Salomé, after Oscar Wilde. This is not the first time that Viktiuk’s theater company will visit our shores, but until recently it appealed only to the local Russianspeaking community. . Continue reading

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Stepping Out

‘The festival program features mainly Israeli premieres of international productions, based on world music or what I should call ’music of the roots,’ as well as original Israeli danceperformances,” says veteran Israeli artistic producer Eli Grunfeld. Together with dancer/choreographer Ido Tadmor, he is co-directing the annual Spring Festival, which takes place in Rishon Lezion from May 12 – 21. Continue reading

A beautiful new world

David Stern, artistic director of the Israeli Opera, is back in town to lead the new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute next week. Friday afternoon, as he relaxes after the rehearsal in a Tel Aviv street café, Stern talks about Mozart’s piece. “One can speak about Freemasons or whatever, but Mozart’s Magic Flute is about looking for light,” he explains. Continue reading