Jerusalem: Art City

Jerusalem Art City

 

Jerusalem: Art City

Jerusalem: city of gold, is also a city of arts and culture.  The Jerusalem Arts Festival highlights the exciting cultural opportunities that Jerusalem has to offer.

On Tuesday, the festival kicked off at the Jerusalem Theater, with a breath-taking performance, “One, One, and One”, by Vertigo Dance Company. The piece was an extended musing on the nature of movement itself, on art as manipulation, and on the corporeality of human existence and social boundaries. The physical dexterity and tight choreography wove a mesmerizing tale across the stage.

Although not officially part of the festival, the Beit Alliance Birthday Party, celebrating one year since New Spirit opened its arts hub in an abandoned school next to Mahane Yehuda, was the place to see and be seen for young artists, as well as activists from the city’s social scene. A human-sized birthday cake, live music, and tours  and crafts workshops at the different studios peppered throughout the house made for a fun evening.

The festival continues tonight, with a one-woman show by Moran Aviv from the Pandora Collective,  as well as a free lecture at Beita on the connection between the visual and literary arts, seen through the prism of story-telling.

These events are part of the profound urban renewal taking place in the city center; the Jerusalem Foundation is proud to be a part of downtown Jerusalem’s cultural renaissance, as part of its ongoing efforts to shape a modern, vibrant metropolis.