- Talma Gotteiner
Tel-Aviv: Art on Screen Festival 2021
Updated: Nov 1, 2021
The second season of "Art on Screen", a celebration of dance, musicals, music and art from around the world projected on a large screen is opening this summer at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art for five days full of 16 exciting events.
The festival was the realization of a long-held dream of Caroline Boneh, CEO of Eden Cinema. Caroline Boneh, initiator and organizer of the French Film Festival and the French comedy festival "Oh là là". For many years, Boneh has dreamed that, in addition to distributing films, she will produce and curate an event that will bring to Israel focused screenings of shows and films about art as never before seen on stages in Israel.
"WHEN: Originally planned for August 10-14, 2021 at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
November 19-20 and 26-27, 2021
And now after the break that was forced on us, the "Art on Screen" festival is returning to a new place - the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The festival will take place over five days during which musicals, music performances, dance performances, opera and exhibitions will be screened. The audience sitting in the cinema hall will be able to experience the most impressive and best productions as they were shown overseas, to see the musicals and dance performances from the West End, Paris, Lyon, and St. Petersburg. The fine photography that was pre-designed for the cinema screen combined with reasonable price, compared to the expensive prices of tickets to the live shows. Some of the shows were filmed with audiences in theaters just before their closures around the world.
What will you be able to see this season?
Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!
The King and I, The classic musical of Rodgers and Hammerstein based on Margaret Landon's novel "Anna and the King of Siam" (1944). The musical tells the story of Anna the English teacher and her son Louis who come to the Kingdom of Siam, to teach the many wives and children of the King of Siam, who is trying to open his country to the West.
Kelli O'Hara is re-enacting her Tony-winning role in a Broadway production, alongside Japanese Oscar-nominated Ken Watanabe. Bartlett Sher's glamorous production, favorite songs, memorable dance pieces, footage from the legendary Palladium Hall in London. The musical that will make you dance in a chair and get excited.
42nd Street, a stage adaptation of the classic film, which tells the behind-the-scenes of the world of theater, and the classic story of the choir dancer who gets a one-time opportunity, when the star breaks her leg.
This is the biggest production of this musical, Tony award winner. With a variety of familiar songs and lots of sweeping tap dances and a breathtaking finale with dozens of participants that will fill the screen with the joy of dance. Filmed at the Drury Lane Theater in London.
The Red Shoes - Matthew Bourne
Matthew Bourne's special adaptation of "Swan Lake" in which the prince fell in love with a male swan. Bourne adapted the famous film, about the girl who dreams of being the best dancer in the world, and created a spectacular, sweeping and breathtaking work. The work features Adam Cooper, the former royal ballet Principal who was revealed in all his glory in the form of the swan in Bourne's Swan Lake. This special filming with an audience was taken a month before the closure in London, at Sadler's Wells Hall.
Swan Lake - the Paris Opera House
The production of Rudolf Nureyev, who took Petipa's famous choreography and made changes to it in a brilliant production. In his production, he gave the role of the prince an equal weight to that of the character of Odette / Odile. A production that gives music an emotional and profound meaning.
The Pirate - Le Corsaire
Performed by soloists and dancers from the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. One of the favorite classical dance pieces. A variety of oriental and alluring dances. Unforgettable bravura passages that will make you applaud enthusiastically even in front of the big screen.
The Dancing Soul - Maurice Béjart
A documentary about the great composer, from his childhood in Marseille to the pinnacle of the dance world in the Ballet of the 20th Century in Brussels and at Béjart Ballet Lausanne at the end of his life.
OPERA & MUSIC
The famous opera of Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte is given a modern stage expression in the performance of the Lyon Opera House, in one of the most beautiful operas ever written in an excellent musical performance.
Many are familiar with the song "It's Wonderful" by Italian composer, writer and singer Paolo Conte. The song accompanies a familiar commercial, but Conte has a host of great songs and complex and important lyrics. A film that combines his performances, interviews with him and with other great Italian artists from various fields, such as Roberto Benigni, Vinicio Capossela, Isabella Rossellini and more.
PLASTIC ART & ARCHITECTURE
Farewell - Viva La Vida
A new documentary that has not yet reached theaters, which tells the story of the beloved artist Frida Kahlo's life and reveals fresh materials including her personal belongings. The film additionally revives some of her legendary paintings.
Klimt & Schiele: Amor and Psyche
A film that follows the work of the two great Austrian artists, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, through archive footage and a visit to the marvelous museums of Vienna.
A special film consisting of two parts: the first is the life story of the special artist, which raises important questions about the treatment of indigenous women and colonialism, and the second part is a guided and fascinating tour of Gauguin's special portrait exhibition at the National Gallery in London.
Eiffel Tower, Story of an Incredible Bet
A film that follows Gustav Eiffel's struggle to build in Paris the special tower that changed the face of the city and became its most prominent icon.
Additional documentaries about other artists including Picasso, Renoir and contemporary Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz Diez will also be screened.
"Art on Screen"
16 movies - 20 screenings - 5 days
All films are translated into Hebrew.
Ticket prices include entrance to the museum during gallery opening hours:
Filmed shows: 75 NIS | Movies: 50 NIS
Nov 19, 20 and 26, 2021 - Kaufman Hall Tel Aviv Museum of Art 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd. Tel Aviv - Purchase tickets HERE
Nov 27, 2021 - Yaron Yerushalmi Hall, Suzanne Dellal Center - Purchase tickets HERE
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