The Hong Kong Arts Festival is presenting two Israeli artists, singer Yasmin Levy and dancer Ido Tadmor, in its upcoming festival in 2013.
A world music singer, Yasmin Levy grew up in Jerusalem, which she describes as a true melting pot of peoples and cultures. She has become an international singing sensation in Ladino, the language of the Spanish Jews in the Middle Ages. After their expulsion from Spain in 1492, their exiles continued to preserve the Ladino language and culture, and pass down Ladino songs orally from generation to generation over a period of 500 years.
In the Israeli Film Festival 2011 in Hong Kong, Yasmin Levy was first introduced to the people in Hong Kong in a documentary film “Ladino – 500 Years Young”, a film which follows Yasmin on a concert tour through Spain where she would tread on her ancestors’ footsteps and rediscover her identity. Now, it is time to see her live in Hong Kong. One performance only.
Yasmin Levy – Libertad
9 Mar 2013, Saturday, 8:30 pm
Concert Hall, HK Cultural Centre
Concert of 90 mins with no interval
Ladino – 500 Years Young
7 Mar 2013, Thursday, 8:00pm
agnès b. CINEMA, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Documentary film of 54 minutes
Israeli dancer Ido Tadmor is one of the three choreographers/dancers performing at the Asia Pacific dance Platform this year.
A recipient of life achievement award Landau Prix in Israel, Tadmor was a lead dancer at Batsheva Dance Company (Israel) and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (New York).
In and Mr, Tadmor addresses the themes of identity, trauma and fading youth. Choreographed by Rachel Erdos, the work is set in a dimly-lit room where Tadmor confronts loneliness and constraints.
and Mr (at Asia Pacific Dance Platform V)
Choreographer: Rachel Erdos | Dancer: Ido Tadmor
15 Mar 2013 Friday, 8:00 pm
16 Mar 2013 Saturday, 8:00 pm
17 Mar 2013 Sunday, 8:00 pm
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Dance performances of approx 1 hr 30 mins incl one interval
Meet the Artists of the Asia Pacific Dance Platform
16 Mar 2013 Saturday, 9:30pm
Black Box, Kwai Tsing Theatre