This year’s festival, ‘As The Fireflies Disappear,’ has a unique focus on dance, bringing to the stage dancers from across the genres to explore the then, now and future of the State of Israel.
This great music video was filmed on site in Jerusalem. The song reflects God’s ingathering of exiles from the four corners of the world, citing the Hebrew words for the four directions, miz-rach, ma-a-rav, tza-fon, da-rom, east, west, north and south respectively. You can’t but help join in and dance!
The Israel Festival, started 52 years ago in Caesarea, as a homegrown salute to classic music — from jazz to world music, theatre and dance. Over the years, it moved southeast and became a Jerusalem end-of-spring staple. These days, says General and Program Director Yossi Tal-Gan, “We host artists from Asia, from Europe, from America, from Australia,… Read more »