The 360 Degrees Festival

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The 360 Degrees Festival, supported by the Jerusalem Foundation, will provide special place-based theater during Sukkot.

For four days, Jerusalem will become a giant theater stage and arts gallery as part of the 360 Degrees Festival, which is being produced by the Jerusalem Municipality’s arts department, and supported by the Jerusalem Foundation.

The 360 Degrees Festival will take place for the second year, during Sukkot, on October 8-10. This is a unique festival that connects Jerusalem’s special places with the art of theater. The plays will take place every day in a different public space throughout the city, with the participation of many different artists producing a wide array of performance experiences.

The Festival’s program enables the audience to stroll through different sites throughout the city, engaging in an arts tour, where they can be either a viewer or an active participant. The festival’s unique nature stems from the connection between the works of art and the places in which they will be  performed: streets, buildings, alleys, historic sites, restaurants, stores, parking lots, apartments, public gardens, museums and pubs, will be transformed, for four days, into alternative arts space, accessible to Jerusalemites and visitors from around the world, of all backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. A large portion of the events will involved non-linguistic performances, transforming the festival into an international attraction suitable for tourists, as well as for the city’s different cultures.

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The festival will include original productions, which were produced especially for the specific places in which they will be performed. In addition, place-based performances will be displayed in alternative spaces, throughout Jerusalem.

The festival will open with the Greek tragedy “Oedipus the King”, by torch light. The play will take place on October 8, at 8 pm, at the Koret Liberty Bell Garden amphitheater. However, there will be various performances throughout the garden starting from 5:00 pm.

The second day of the festival will include “The Hall Way”, in an ancient cave in Independence Park, as well as a performance by the Psifas theater group of Maurice Maeterlink’s “The Blind”.

 The events are free of charge of at a symbolic entrance free of 10 -30 NIS. The number of places is limited; it advised to arrange in advance. For more information, and to reserve tickets, check out their website:

http://www.360jlm.co.il/

Click here for the complete program.