Dance in Israel

day-tours  GIFThe internationally-known Bat Sheva company is the mainstay of modern Israeli dance. There are no classical ballet companies in Israel, but contemporary dance is very much alive here. The focal point of dance activity is the Suzanne Dellal Center, a superb, old Ottoman building at the heart of the historic, southern Tel Aviv district of Neve Tzedek, which has benefited from extensive architectural renewal.

In Jerusalem, dance can be seen at the Center for Performing Arts in the Jerusalem Sherover Theater complex, while Jewish and Arabic folk dancing performances take place on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings in the YMCA auditorium.


  1. Doof Festival 2019 April 2019 – Doof Festival 2019 (2/7/2019) - Fri 5 April 2019 | All Day, about NIS 375 ** DATES FOR 2019 TO BE CONFIRMED ** Trance Music | 3 days with Camping | North Israel | April The Summer Begins Here! Doof is one of Israel’s largest trance music labels. They host over 50 top Israeli and Internationals DJs for a non-stop 72-hourContinue reading "April 2019 – Doof Festival 2019"
  2. GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY 4-7 APRIL 2019 April 2019 – GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY : 4-7 APRIL 2019 : RED SEA EILAT (2/12/2019) - Thu 4 April 2019 – Sun 7 April 2019 | 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm Eilat – Eilat, Eilat, “Ignition sequence start … 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 … All engines running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff !” The BIG BIRD is coming home! ★★★★★ GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY 4-7 APRIL 2019 RED SEA EILATContinue reading "April 2019 – GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY : 4-7 APRIL 2019 : RED SEA EILAT"
  3. Clubbing in Tel Aviv (9/5/2016) - The Tel Aviv club scene is comparable to those in most European capitals. Top international (and local) DJs regularly perform in Tel Aviv, with clubs constantly vying to outdo each other with ever more extravagant parties. Be aware, Clubbing in Tel Aviv is popular, busy and exciting.
  4. Culture Square (8/21/2016) - Tel Aviv is Israel’s culture city. Most of the museums, orchestras, theaters, art galleries, dance venues and music halls come with an entry fee, however. To get a taste of the city’s arts scene, head over to Culture Square at the end of Rothschild Boulevard.
  5. Dance in Israel (9/28/2016) - The internationally-known Bat Sheva company is the mainstay of modern Israeli dance. There are no classical ballet companies in Israel, but contemporary dance is very much alive here. The focal point of dance activity is the Suzanne Dellal Center, a superb, old Ottoman building at the heart of the historic, southern Tel Aviv district of Neve Tzedek, which has benefited from extensive architectural renewal. In Jerusalem, dance can be seen at the Center for Performing Arts in the Jerusalem Sherover Theater complex, while Jewish and Arabic folk dancing performances take place on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings in the YMCA auditorium.
  6. The Tarnegolim- The Remix December 2019 – The Tarnegolim- The Remix (9/12/2019) - The Tarnegolim created a unique mix of music and movement. Their unique artistry inspires a new original show with historical videos of the original ensemble and new musical-dramatic-movement interpretations performed by some of the leading Israeli actors-singers of our time including Meshi Kleinstein, Ido Rosenberg and others
  7. Drummer beach Tel Aviv Free Dancing and Music (8/21/2016) - It probably has the worst facilities of all Tel Aviv’s beaches, but what it lacks in looks, it certainly makes up for in charm, especially on Friday afternoons. Every Friday, this beach becomes the meeting point for a whole posse of drummers and performance artists, which is fun and interesting to see. Crowds often gather on the nearby rocks to watch both the performers, the drummers, and of course, the sunset.
  8. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  9. Family and Children Tour 10 Days (8/24/2016) - This tour is for families and their children. It will bring you to Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Golan, Safed, Jerusalem and Eilat. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German and Dutch.
  10. THE THIRD PLAYBACK THEATER ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL February 2019 – THE THIRD PLAYBACK THEATER ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL (2/11/2019) - Are warmly invited to the third Playback Theater Festival “The Quiet Voices Receive Stage 3” to be held at the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv. This is a social festival that yearns to give a stage and a voice to voices and to silent, restrained and silent populations.
  11. Aterballetto January 2020 – Aterballetto (9/12/2019) - Wednesday 01/01/2020 20:00 Thursday 02/01/2020 20:00 Friday 03/01/2020 13:00 Tickets here. Aterballetto Antitesa Choreography: Jiří Kylián , Hofesh Shechter , Andonis Foniadakis One of Italy’s best dance companies presents works by three of the leading choreographers of our age: Kylián’s 14’20’’ , Shechter’s Wolf and Foniadakis’s Antitesi Dream, time, speed, love, nostalgia and violent reality.
  12. MIDBURN FESTIVAL 2019 June 2019 – MIDBURN FESTIVAL 2019 (2/12/2019) - Burning Man’s Israeli offshoot, and now the second largest regional Burning Man after Africa Burns, Midburn is a special 5-day festival held in the Negev. Founded in 2014, 2016 saw a record 8,000 people attend. This is not a music festival – there are no official stages – it is more of an art, self expression and community festival where camps host parties – and in the center of the playa are incredible art displays and a huge temple that is burned on the final night.
  13. Shambala Festival ✯ Desert Celebration ✯ March 2019 – Shambala Festival ✯ Desert Celebration ✯ (10/31/2018) - Tue 19 March 2019 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beer Menuha – Beer Menuha, South Israel, From 250 NIS We have missed you ☺ ✿ SHAMBALA ✿ A colorful tribal gathering of Spirit ~ Love ~ Healing ~ Dance & Celebration ✿ 18-20/10/2018 Purim was incredible. We experienced something special and magical together. AndContinue reading "March 2019 – Shambala Festival ✯ Desert Celebration ✯"
  14. SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ (2/12/2019) - Tue 19 March 2019 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beer Menuha – Beer Menuha, South Israel, From 250 NIS We have missed you ☺ ✿ SHAMBALA ✿ A colorful tribal gathering of Spirit ~ Love ~ Healing ~ Dance & Celebration ✿ 18-20/10/2018 Purim was incredible. We experienced something special and magical together. And we receivedContinue reading "March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯"
  15. Jerusalem Day 2019 May 2019 – Jerusalem Day 2019 (2/7/2019) - Jerusalem Day is the day we celebrate the independence of the holy city, celebrations include huge parties, concerts, street parties and more! To get an idea of what Jerusalem Day looks like, check out last year’s list of events
  16. MENASHE FOREST FESTIVAL 2019 May 2019 – MENASHE FOREST FESTIVAL 2019 (2/12/2019) - Thu 30 May 2019 – Sat 1 June 2019 | All Day xKibbutz Mishmar HaEmek – Mishmar HaEmek, Mishmar HaEmek, 290-335 Live Music | 3 days with camping | North Central Israel | May A fun 3-day festival, with live performances from over 80 top Israeli bands across all genres – the lineup has included amazing bandsContinue reading "May 2019 – MENASHE FOREST FESTIVAL 2019"
  17. Jerusalem Day 2020 May 2020 – Jerusalem Day 2020 (9/3/2019) - Jerusalem Day is the day we celebrate the independence of the holy city, celebrations include huge parties, concerts, street parties and more!
  18. Hofesh Shechter Company November 2019 – Hofesh Shechter Company (9/12/2019) - Hofesh Shechter, one of the outstanding choreographers of our generation, arrives with his English company to perform a new original and bold dance-theatre work.
  19. BodyFest #5 2019 October 2019 – BodyFest #5 2019 (9/10/2019) - After 4 exciting, formative and exciting times, we continue to create a tradition where a community of movement lovers from all over the country gather to dance together for two nights and three days with the best teachers and facilitators in Israel who all come together in one space. Beyond, in Mitzpe Ramon.
  20. October 2019 – DidGeridoo Festival 12 (9/10/2019) - We went to the ashram in the desert and from there to the magic of Dor Beach and we arrived in 2019 and we return to the quiet and expanses of Mitzpe Ramon. As we will each year to witness the charms of a vessel The most ancient music in the world with amazing artists from Israel and abroad, deep workshops in different musical instruments, dance and voice, and most of all we will all gather together, the Digidido tribe for a journey between the sounds and the expanses of the desert. This year’s festival also includes a children’s activities complex, a music and movement workshops complex, a musical instruments complex, vegetarian food stands, a chai shop, an art bazaar and more.
  21. Tanzteater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch October 2019 – Tanzteater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch (9/2/2019) - Pina Bausch’s company returns with her most famous work in which she turns a fascinating blanket of carnations into a platform for breath-taking dance.
  22. A little bit of soul in the city September 2019 – A little bit of soul in the city (9/11/2019) - So It’s time to step out of this routine, get back to a taste of freedom, think tomorrow is just a recommendation or just just “break up” with all the closest friends and friends in the broadest possible way, because in the end, it’s the thing we love most, to make you Dance and Rejoice
  23. BATUCADA BAND LIVE DRUMMING September 2019 – BATUCADA BAND LIVE DRUMMING (9/1/2019) - Batucaza, Israeli “batucada” live drumming, and the Brazilian Cultural Center invites you to the commemoration of the Brazilian Independence Anniversary (September 7) in a short presentation on Brazilian drumming, on Thursday, September 5th, 19:30 at the Brazilian Cultural Center: 57 Sderot Hen, 1st Floor, Tel Aviv. After that, at 20:00-21:00, we will go to Rabin Square and experience Brazilian samba live (about 20 musicians). Free entrance.
  24. EarthDance Zion September 2019 – EarthDance Zion (9/10/2019) - We will meet on the same date, as every year, together with the entire extended tribe that we and the world community, family, joy and synchronized ours. ** the event will be held concurrently with dozens of events around the world, with hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate with the 21.9 – day equality and international peace day, an event full of celebration and a message of hope, faith and prayer global synchronized.
  25. Giselle September 2019 – Giselle (9/2/2019) - The Israel Ballet is proud to host for the first time in Israel the world renowned Prima Ballerina, Natalia Osipova, principle dancer of the Royal Ballet, as Giselle.
  26. Igor Moiseyev Ballet - TANGO Del-Plata September 2019 – Igor Moiseyev Ballet – TANGO Del-Plata (9/1/2019) - The virtuosos of Igor Moiseyeve Ballet are coming! One of the biggest and known dance group, on its 80th outstanding dancers, equipped with hundreds of colorful and amazing costumes, coming with a new Gala program which combines most beloved and fascinating repertoire including the "Rock & roll dance " of one of the most influential and greatest choreographers of the 20th Century- Igor Moyseye. In Addition, a premier of a stunning new creation – TANGO Del-Plata.
  27. Love Chapter 2 @ Suzanne Dellal September 2019 – Love Chapter 2 @ Suzanne Dellal (9/4/2019) - I’m a living, loving, functioning being broken into crumbs of love, giving myself to the blast. A sense of disaster, death of all hope and of ending, crawl like an illness via the dancers’ bodies. Now that there are no limits we are dangerous to ourselves. Liquids of information, the pain of loss and mental exhaustion mutate into a big a heart coated with darkness and matter made from guarded secrets. This creation is post the actual illness, after all had been lost already. It holds just enough to sustain us alive, dreaming in our blind body. This creation is a reason to cry.
  28. Party Animals @ Maagan September 2019 – Party Animals @ Maagan (9/10/2019) - We are happy to invite you to a party that is all well! We found you the most beautiful place in the country in a friendly and mature atmosphere at Kibbutz Maagan Michael! Add to that an up-to-the-minute Firepower line, great sound, lots of friends and smiles and we’re on the wave!
  29. Reggae Dancehall @ Alik’s Farm September 2019 – Reggae Dancehall @ Alik’s Farm (9/4/2019) - Summer 2019 .. Well, what else can we say? After 3 magic events + one memorable Bizzy Signal performance (greatest of all) return to our monthly session in the wild with a particularly festive lineup that will take you on a journey from Roots, Dove, Earley Dancehall, Rab a Dove, Dancehall, Ragamapain, AfroBit and what moves us
  30. Roda de Samba da Antiga September 2019 – Roda de Samba da Antiga (9/5/2019) - Hoda (Roda or “Samba Circle” in Portuguese) is a traditional Afro-Brazilian custom, an informal celebration where a group of musicians and commentators gather around a large table for a session Of eating, drinking and playing samba and all the participants around join in singing and dancing. At the end of the election day, such a table, an escapist Brazilian bastard, opens with nine musicians and players coming to celebrate and lift the soul! ~ ** There is no lead singer, everyone sings together and everyone who knows the samba is invited to join in the singing **
  31. TERRA IN THE PARK #2 September 2019 – TERRA IN THE PARK #2 (9/1/2019) - We love you in the heart of a blooming park, trees, grass, music and a lot of friends, we meet to dance life, with a fairy tale legends and an incomparable atmosphere. Leave the cynicism at home, dancing!
  32. TERRA in the park #2 September 2019 – TERRA in the park #2 (9/5/2019) - We love you in the heart of a blooming park, trees, grass, music and a lot of friends, we meet to dance life, with a fairy tale legends and an incomparable atmosphere. Leave the cynicism at home, dancing!
  33. The Tour from Hell (9/10/2019) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.

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