Category Archives: Brazilian Dance

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-hour … Continue 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 EILAT … Continue reading April 2019 – GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY : 4-7 APRIL 2019 : RED SEA EILAT
  3. Baila Brazil – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - The dance company that was founded by three friends from the slums and favelas is wowing audiences all over the world in a show pulsatingwith Brazilian soul. Baila Brazil (Bal’e de Rua) that began in the neighborhoods and favelas of Uberlandia, a smallish town in the center of Brazil, is making its Israeli debut with a show that’s a fascinating journey to the heart and soul of Afro-Brazil.
  4. Bejart Ballet Lausanne Bejart Ballet Lausanne – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - Two programs presented by one of the best dance companies around the world. The Bolero is one of Bejart’s all time masterpieces and Ballet for Life was created to commemorate the untimely death of Freddie Mercury, Jorge Donn (a dancer in the Bejart company) and designer Gianni Versace, all of whom died too young for love.
  5. Circolombia Circolombia – August 2017 (9/7/2016) - Circolombia give us a peak into authentic Colombia. A circus of senses, combining song and dance throughout the show . The company presents us with the life-style of the streets of Colombia, where for many young people, music, dance and in recent years circus, are a substitute for dangerous street life.
  6. Cirque Éloize Cirque Éloize – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - A young, energetic, breathtaking, sinister and dream like show in which the circus meets the hustle and bustle of city life replete with young people full with love and hate and street battles.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Curtain Up Modern Dance Festival – November 2016 (9/6/2016) - For independent choreographers not working with a company, Curtain Up Festival is the event they can get out there and be discovered by more people. The Curtain Up Festival is a celebration of all on­stage arts: performers, producers, costume designers and more.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Eifman Ballet Eifman Ballet – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - Boris Eifman and his exceptional dancers return once again to the Opera House with two programs that have won accolades and acclaim in Israel and abroad: Red Giselle, Eifman’s own modern version of the classic Giselle ballet and Tender is the Night , which was enthusiastically received here in the company’s most recent visit.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Family and Children Tour 12 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, Dead Sea, Qumran, Masada, Negev 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.
  16. Feast of Tabernacles 2016 Feast of Tabernacles 2016 – October 2016 (9/8/2016) - Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, was special in that historically, it was the holiday on which all nations pilgrimaged to Jerusalem, not just the Jewish people. For the past 33 years, thousands of Christians from around the world come to Jerusalem every fall to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.
  17. THE THIRD PLAYBACK THEATER ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL February 2019 – THE THIRD PLAYBACK THEATER ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL – THE QUIET VOICES ARE GIVEN A STAGE (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.
  18. Festival BeShekel 2016 Festival BeShekel 2016 – Two days for Free – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - Thousands of people descend on Monfort Lake Park in North Israel for a free 2-day festival. Founded in 2001, famous bands like Nechi Nech, Yemen Blues, and Yuval Dayan, perform alongside smaller local bands. There are also loads of events for the family, including shows, face painting, stalls, and lots of other activities.
  19. Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016 Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016, December 2016 (9/8/2016) - Every weekend in December is a celebration throughout Jerusalem. People come together, from artists to tour operators, to offer visitors to the city a rich cultural experience. Enjoy the special concerts, plays, dance performances and exhibitions. Hamshushalayim, is Jerusalem’s annual winter festival. It takes place over four consecutive weekends (Thursday to Saturday) and it is sure to keep you warm this winter.
  20. Hullegeb Israel-Ethiopian Arts Festival 2016 Hullegeb Israel-Ethiopian Arts Festival 2016, December 2016 (9/8/2016) - The Hullegeb Israel-Ethiopian Arts Festival, which takes place annually in December in Jerusalem, is dedicated to creations by artists of Ethiopian origin in the fields of dance, music and theater. This unique outlet for the Ethiopian Israeli community reflects the depth and variety of their culture – from traditional to contemporary. Its dialogue with the surrounding Israeli culture can be seen in the wide range of performances presented at the festival along with its minor influences from Western and African art. This celebration of Israeli Ethiopian arts is a bridge between new and old and the Ethiopian and the general Israeli communities.
  21. Jessica Lang Dance Jessica Lang Dance – April 2017 (9/7/2016) - Hailed “a master of visual composition” Jessica Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary work. Lang challenges the collaborative process and excels in her unconventional collaborations.
  22. 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.
  23. Malandain Ballet Biarritz – Cinderella – February 2017 (9/7/2016) - After the great success of Magifique , Malandain Ballet Biarritz returns to Israel with it’s magical Cendrillon , a tragic and sometimes comical journey of a dancing star to accomplishment, passing through doubt, denial, pain and hope. Through this vision, made of ashes and magic, love is born, flourishes and overcomes the obstacles thrown up in its path to finally make a dream come true.
  24. 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. And … Continue reading March 2019 – Shambala Festival ✯ Desert Celebration ✯
  25. 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 received … Continue reading March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯
  26. 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
  27. 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 bands … Continue reading May 2019 – MENASHE FOREST FESTIVAL 2019
  28. Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A massive 24-hour non-stop electronic music festival, Neverland is Groove Attack’s premier annual festival. Founded in 2011, the event is spread across three dance floors featuring top DJs from Israel and abroad. The festival is held on the banks of the Jordan River is North Israel, with camping and entrance for 23+. Groove Attack has several other festivals throughout the year, for example Aliens Attack (in May), Heatwave (in August), and the TIP Festival (at Purim).
  29. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  30. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.
  31. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - 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.
  32. Unity Rising Spirit Festival 2016 for your House, Techno & Electronic Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Get ready for 30 hours of house, techno and electronic music at Luna Gal water park on the banks of the Kinneret in Northern Israel. A new addition to the Festival scene, the Unity Rising Spirit Festival was founded in 2014 and plans to be an annual event around Rosh Hashanah time. The festival brings in over 30 top DJs from Israel and abroad, and there is space for people to pitch up tents. 21+.

Baila Brazil – November 2016

Baila Brazil – Israeli Premiere

Choreography, Costumes, Set Design and Artistic Direction: Marco Antônio Garcia
Artistic Collaboration: Pierre Morand
Lighting Design: Nicolas Simonin and Yoann Pelletier
Music Direction: Pedro Ferreira
Tickets: Here.

“For everybody who’s ever wanted to fly to Brazil but hasn’t made it yet, this is the closest to it … high spirited, colorful, full of energy, exciting and authentic” (Time Out, London)

The dance company that was founded by three friends from the slums and favelas is wowing audiences all over the world in a show pulsatingwith Brazilian soul.

Baila Brazil (Bal’e de Rua) that began in the neighborhoods and favelas of Uberlandia, a smallish town in the center of Brazil, is making its Israeli debut with a show that’s a fascinating journey to the heart and soul of Afro-Brazil.