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  • Israel and Poland Are No Longer Poles Apart

    The Poles are invading Israel this month — but it is an artistic invasion. The Warsaw National Opera last night gave its Israeli premiere of “Mannikins,” based on a story by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schultz, at a performance at the Cameri Theater, its hosts in Israel, attended by President Chaim Herzog, Prime Minister Shimon Peres… More ▸

  • Spain Sets Maimonides Commemoration

    Formal commemoration by the Spanish government of the 850th anniversary of the birth of Maimonides will be marked by a series of events which will include conferences by academic specialists, concerts of Sephardic music, performances by an Israeli dance group, and Jewish/Moslem philosophical encounters, the World Jewish Congress reported today. According to Samuel Toledano, Secretary-General… More ▸

  • Unique Israeli Dance Ensemble to Make Premier U.s., Mexican Tour

    Israel’s Kol Demama (Sound and Silence) dance ensemble, the world’s only professional dance company integrating deaf and hearing dancers, will make its premier American and Mexican tour October 23-November 25, it was announced here. The group will tour 12 cities, beginning in Houston’s Jones Hall on October 23, and conclude with their engagement at the… More ▸

  • Argentine Dance Company Stages ‘anne Frank’ Production

    A production piece entitled “Anne Frank” is part of the repertoire of the Contemporary Dance Group currently appearing here in the General San Martin Municipal theater, the World Jewish Congress reported today. According to the Latin American branch of the WJC, “Anne Frank” is a moving transcription for dance of the tragedy of the Jewish… More ▸

  • Jerusalem Israel Festival is on

    The Jerusalem Israel Festival, four weeks of indoor and outdoor performances featuring top talent from all over the world, officially opened here Saturday night. But the high ranking guests, including President Chaim Herzog and Premier Yitzhak Shamir who attended, encountered disgruntled Israeli artists outside the Binyanei Haooma convention hall protesting against the alleged neglect of… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Jewish community here is mourning the deaths of two teen-agers killed in a bus accident which injured 21 other students, all members of Rio’s Zionist youth organization, Hazit Hanoar. The victims, Elaine Menhuik, 18 and Flavia Mendlovitz, 16, were part of a group on the way to the annual Israel Dance Festival, sponsored by… More ▸

  • Israeli Dance Group a Hit in Germany

    The Israeli dance ensemble “Shalom 83” is on a tour of West Germany and won rave reviews in its first appearance in an open air international dance and folk song festival in Munich last Saturday. The show was aired live by the Eurovision television network. For security reasons, the German moderator of the show failed… More ▸

  • Israeli Dance Troupe Going on Month-long Tour of Great Britain

    A group of 25 youths from the Hora-Ashkelon Dance Company will embark next week on a month-long tour of Britain. A highlight of the trip will be a series of performances at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland. The company, whose repertoire includes a wide variety of Israeli folk dances, will also perform in… More ▸

  • Controversy over Israeli Dance Troupe in Kenya Backfires

    A leader of the Jewish community here expressed satisfaction that Kenya did not bow to Arab pressure to cancel the performances of the Israeli Bat Dor dance troupe at the National Theatre. Ivor Davis, a former president of the Council of the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation and its public affairs person, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency… More ▸