22 October 2019 - 23 Tishri 5780 - כ"ג תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
Arts & Culture
Israeli break-dancers and South Korean ‘poppers’ team up for dance performance E-mail

As reported by i24news, Israeli and Korean dancers teamed up to stage a collaborative performance in the Israeli city of Herzliya in July after two months of rehearsal.

Israeli collective The Urban Project, the winners of Breakdance Battle of Israel in 2015, performed alongside another group for the first time.

“We took our dance and we put the Korean style in it,” said Nir Aderet, a member of Urban Project, told i24news.

The idea came to action after South Korea’s Ambassador to Israel, Yong Hwan Choi, invited Korean dance squad Animation Crew to perform in Israel.

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2,000-year-old Roman arrowhead discovered E-mail

Israeli archaeologists found a nearly 2,000-year-old Roman arrow in northern Israel, the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee said on 12 August.

According to the researchers, the arrow was fired in the year 67 AD from a Roman military shooting device (catapult) during the Roman siege of the city of Yodfat.

Earlier that year, Emperor Nero had decided to suppress the Jewish revolt that had broken out in 66 AD. Following this decision, an army of 60,000 soldiers, commanded by Vespasian and Titus, gathered in the ancient city of Acre, situated on the Mediterranean coast.

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Overall Fashion Festival in Jerusalem E-mail

The debut Overall Festival recently took place at the Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem, from 16-20 July.

The event was a first –of –its- kind -platform for designers, artists, musicians and scholars to share and explore new concepts, narratives, and frontiers within the realm of fashion.

Overall aims to provoke fresh insights regarding the many ways today’s global fashion ecosystem operates, both in theory and in practice. “One of the things that both unites and characterises Jerusalem is the blend of old and new, ancient and modern,” said Sarit Goldstein, Director General of the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage.

The Tower of David Museum hosted dozens of designers and artists, all participating in a unique conversation surrounding fashion. Live demonstrations of craft-making punctuated every nook and cranny of the Tower of David Museum – from traditional crafts through to the use of modern technology. From machine-knitting to shoemaking, jewellery-making to fashion sketching, every medium of practice was given a voice, This includes those of interactive installations, as well as a workshop to learn traditional Palestinian embroidery. In addition there were live performances by Ester Rada, AWA, and Shai Tsabari, and a market of “made in Israel” designer clothes, shoes, and accessories.

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