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Tel-Aviv: Hannukah Gelt from Festival M. Art

Hi there!

I took a chance that you are familiar with the Yiddish term 'Hannukah Gelt' (i.e. Hannukah money, the kind that makes the kids happy). The M.ART Festival is a celebration of theater, dance and musical shows performed by prominent Russian contemporary artists.

In light of the holiday season, the festival's management has decided to give a special Hanukkah price reduction for the festival tickets, a 50% discount for all the various festival performances, that can be obtained at all festival sales sites. The festival itself will take place after the holidays.

WHEN: 20 Feb 2020 - 6 Mar 2020 throughout Tel-Aviv

Tel-Aviv: Hannukah Gelt from Festival M. Art
'Paquita' by Alexander Merkushev

Photo Credit: 'Paquita' by Alexander Merkushev

In the field of drama, two shows of the most prominent in Russian theaters will be presented.

The Tovstonogov Theater of St. Petersburg will stage the play "Hashikorim" (i.e. "The drunkards"), the work of artistic director Andrey Moguchy. It is one of the most talked about plays in recent years and will be performed at the HaBima National Theater in Israel.

The Vakhtangov Theater from Moscow will perform its special version of the Polish play Tadeusz Słobodzianek "Our Class", also at the HaBima National Theater.

The Rezo Gabriadze adult puppet theater, renowned from Tibilisi, will host two different shows at the Suzanne Dellal Center.

Also, two different renowned dance ensembles from the city of Yekaterinburg will be performing:

The first, from the Yekaterinburg Opera & Ballet Theater, will present a spectacular and unique version of the "Paquita" Ballet at the Habima Theater. The second, from the "Yekaterinburg Provincial Dance Theater" will present an evening of two special works by choreographer Tatiana Baganova, "Sepia" inspired by the Japanese novel "The Woman in the Dunes" and "Wedding" based on Igor Stravinsky's music at the Suzanne Dellal Center.

The festival also has a fascinating mixed classical and contemporary music program:

At the Shlomo Lahat Opera House, the Bolshoi Young Opera, of promising young singers will perform together with the Rishon Le Zion Symphony a series of duets, arias and a selection of the most beautiful opera pieces.

At the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, musician Kirill Richter, one of today's most exciting young musicians and a multi-disciplinary artist will perform his works at a concert in collaboration with the Revolution Orchestra.

And at the Israel Conservatory a special concert by composer Vladimir Martynov and his partner, violinist Tatiana Grindenko will be held with her ensemble including works by Purcell and original works by Martynov.

In short, the M. ART Festival is an exciting and rich cultural celebration and you now have an opportunity to enjoy a one-time discount as a Hannukah or Christmas gift.


Tickets for different shows are sold on the following websites:

• The KupatBravo Hebrew Website

• The Eventim Hebrew Website

• The Israel Opera House Hebrew Website

Happy Holidays!


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