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The 49th Israel Festival Prepares To Kick-Off

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

The 49th Israel Festival will showcase more than 80 musical, dance and theater performances by Israeli and international artists in Israel, May 25 through June 11.

Vertigo Dance Company

With performances in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Holon, Modi’in, Domina and Haifa, the Israel Festival will feature several world-renowned dance troupes, including Shen Wei Dance Arts (China), Tangokinesis (Argentina), Akram Khan (Bangladesh) and the Vertigo Dance Company (Israel).

The Festival will present Shakespeare-based theater performances by the Theatre of Music and Drama (Georgia), the OKT/Vilinius City Theater (Lithuania) and Shakespeare Jerusalem. Also, Familie Floz (Germany), The Gecko Theatre (England), Finger Theatre (Georgia), Arab-Hebrew Theatre (Israel), Mirror Theatre (Israel) and Zik Group (Israel) will perform throughout the two-week festival.

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd

“The Israel Festival is a highly anticipated event that attracts travelers and artists from around the world to Israel,” says Arie Sommer, Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America. “The festival will provide some additional excitement to travelers of all ages arriving in Israel this summer.”

The Festival will also include musical performances by the Revolution Orchestra conducted by Roy Oppenheim, the Israeli Opera, saxophonists Charles Lloyd and Joe Libano, Andrzej Jagodzinski Trio, Mika Karni and Daniel Salomon, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, as well as international opera and chamber musicians and a cappella singers. In addition, Israeli composer and pianist Gil Shohat will present a five-hour Schumann marathon.

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