15 December 2018 - 8 Tevet 5779 - ח' טבת ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Imperial Circus of China to tour Israel E-mail

The Imperial Circus of China will tour Israel for the first time ever for a series of performances in October as part of “The Mystery of China” tour.

The performances will take place during intermediate days of the Festival of Sukkot, from 5 to 7 October at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, and from 8 to 10 October at the Romema Arena in Haifa.

A truly spectacular show, the circus features 50 performers, including acrobats, aerial artistes, dancers and actors, who perform dangerous and complex acts based on the traditional circus of ancient China of the Qin and Han dynasties 2,000 years ago.

The costumes, the music and the talent are all made in China, and the show also includes kung fu performances, Chinese opera, sprites and jugglers.

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Pianist Matan Fishov performs in India Print E-mail

Talented and rising young pianist Matan Fishov performed to a packed house on 31 August at the India Habitat Center in Delhi, India.

Fishov is known for captivating audiences with his virtuosity, lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. As an experienced recital pianist, Fishov showcases his colourful musical personality and his interesting interpretations in pieces from any period. His programme in Delhi included pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Scriabin, J.S. Bach and Chopin.

Fishov was born in 1993 in Israel. He received his first piano lessons at the age of 13, and made rapid progress after becoming a student of Mrs Eva Malkin. He later studied with Professor Jonathan Zak. In recent years he has performed across Israel as a soloist pianist, giving more than 200 recitals. He has also performed at the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Tallinn, Estonia; at MEAM (the European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona, Spain, and in Germany.

(Issue Sep 2017)

Israel Book Day held in Vietnam E-mail

Publishing companies in Vietnam have recently launched a number of books about Israel on a variety of topics, ranging from history to economics, culture and education.

Well-known publications that have been translated into Vietnamese, such as Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle by Dan Senor and Saul Singer, Ben-Gurion: A Biography by Michael Bar-Zohar, Let There Be Water by Seth M. Siegel, and Jewish Story by Vietnamese author Dang Hoang Xa, have all been bestsellers in the country.

On 16 July, as part of an effort to enhance co-operation and mutual understanding between Israel and Vietnam, the first-ever Israel Book Day in Vietnam was held.

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