Photo: “Sun & Sea,” the beachside opera that spotlights climate change, winner of the 2019 Venice Biennale Golden Lion, will be performed at the 60th Israel Festival, September 15-19, 2022
60th year of annual Jerusalem event aims to break down walls between performers and audiences
by Jessica Steinberg
It’s the 60th year of Jerusalem’s iconic Israel Festival, and, befitting such a milestone event, this year’s celebration will look, sound and appear different from previous iterations.
For starters it will take place in September rather than its perennial June date, and over the course of 10 days, September 15 to 22, instead of the three weeks over which the event was formerly held.
Rather than hopping between spaces throughout the city, nearly all performances will take place in the environs of the Jerusalem Theater, the historic location for early Israel Festivals, befitting an event that once set the standard for all Israeli cultural events, said Itay Mautner, the new co-artistic director of the festival.
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