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Israeli office launches cultural season for Tel Aviv centennial

Israeli office launches cultural season for Tel Aviv centennial

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) The Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (ISECO) on Saturday launched a cultural season encompassing diversified arts and cultural activities throughout Taiwan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Tel Aviv.
"This very high quality of artists and performances is an expression of our effort to build bridges through cultural exchanges with the people in Taiwan," Raphael Gamzou, the top Israeli representative to Taiwan, was quoted as saying in an ISECO statement.
“We attach a great deal of importance to the role of culture in forging friendships and in underlying the soft power of Israel." In collaboration with local cultural venues and institutions, the Israeli office is organizing a series of activities to mark Tel Aviv's centennial.
It has invited renowned Israeli trio Kol Oud Tof to participate in the 2009 Migration Music Festival in Taipei scheduled for Sept.
26-Oct. 4 with concerts and workshops hosted by Trees Music and Arts, according to the statement.
The festival will also host Dubi Lenz, chief music editor of one of the most popular radio stations in Israel who recently dedicated one of his radio programs to Hakka music from Taiwan, to speak on Israel's world music, it added.
Gila Almagor, an iconic Israeli actress known as the "First Lady of Israeli Cinema," will visit Taiwan Oct. 3-25 to take part in the 2009 Kuandu Arts Festival hosted by Taipei National University of the Arts. She will perform an autobiographical one-woman show and attend some of the screenings of her movies.
The Kuandu Arts Festival will also include Israeli contemporary dance, in which Arkadi Zaides, a young Israeli choreographer and dancer, has been invited to perform two of his dances.
Moreover, works of three Israeli artists, Ari Folman, Hilla Ben Ari, and Nati Shamia-Opher, have been chosen by the 2009 Asian Art Biennial Exhibition, which will be held at the National Taiwan Museum of Arts in Taichung from Oct. 24 to Feb. 28, 2010, the statement said.
It added that renowned Israeli organist Roman Krasnovsky, who has played in prestigious churches such as Notre Dame in Paris and St.
Paul's Cathedral in London, will have a recital at the National Concert Hall on Nov. 14.
Two award-winning Israeli movies will be included in two local festivals. The moving Israeli documentary film "39 Pounds of Love" will be screened in the 2009 Disabled Youth Film Festival starting from the end of October in different locations around the country.
Feature film "Sweet Mud," depicting communal life in Kibbutz, is currently being screened as part of the 2009 Campus Film Festival at universities nationwide.
(By Rachel Chan)




Updated : 2021-10-18 09:48 GMT+08:00