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Makor presents: MANifest

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POSTED BY: Amelia Morgan Camion | Sun Mar 4th, 2007 9:40 p.m.

“MANifest”

A Festival of Performance of the Makor Artists Networks
March 10 - 14, 2007

Makor presents MANifest, a five-day festival of performance celebrating the fifth year anniversary of the MAKOR ARTISTS NETWORK. The network’s mission is to explore contemporary art through Jewish text and cross-cultural references. The Program nurtures an artistic community based on dialogue and collaboration. The Artists-in-Residence program has spawned a vibrant network of alumni artists whose performances, films and visual artwork have drawn critical acclaim throughout New York City, and have become part of venues such as the NY Fringe Festival, Scope Art Fair, Israeli Art Week, and more.

MANifest performances include cabaret, theater, music, film, art, video art, poetry, puppetry and dance, by MAN artists and special guests. MANifest is part of ARTIS 2007: Israeli Art Week in New York, and is supported by the Israeli Consulate General in New York - department of cultural affairs.

Participating Makor Artists-in-Residence Alumni: Ellen Bloomenstein, Gilad Ben-Zvi, Joanna Engelman, Mark Elber, Oren Neiman, Pete Wolf-Smith, Rebecca Joy Fletcher, Shiri Sandler, Tajlei Levis, VOCE & Katie Down

Additional MAN artists:
Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, Keren Moscovitch, Meirav Leshem, Barbara Lubliner, Yona Verwer - Ten by Ten exhibit
Adi Shniderman, Matthias Neumann, Ella Ben-Aharon -Goofsa
Ido Fluk, Ethan Shoshan, Hanan Harchol, Laura Nova, Merav Ezer, Ken Feinstein, Ruth Oppenheim, Shirley Wegner, Leat Klingman, Nurit Bar Shai, Eliza Newman, Joshua Geldzahler - Manifest Video Art.

Curators:
Veronica Golos (Poetry), Daniel Gallant (Theatre), Katie Down (MAN music), Leor Grady (MAN Video Art), Vardit Gross & Rotem Ruff (Israeli Video Art), Sylvie Degiez & Wayne Lopes (Metropolis sound scape), Ofri Cnaani and Ayelet Danielle Aldouby (Ten by Ten Exhibit)

MANifest also includes special guest musicians Eran Zur & Korin Allal and a special film screening.

MANifest Schedule:

►Day 1: Sat Mar 10 / 8:00 PM / $5

MANifest Video Art screening ( Lecture Hall and Mizel Reading Room )
A collection of video art by Makor Artists-in-Residence alumni. The collection ranges from the political and domestic to the personal and conceptual- Featuring a mix of documentary, animation, experimental, poetic and narrative based video art.
Curated by Leor Grady

►Day 2: Sun Mar 11 / 3:30 PM / $15
Theatre, Cabaret, Spoken Word and Movement

3:30-4:30 PM / MAN Theatre:
INFORMATION, a one act play by Pete Wolf Smith
In an airport, in a post-9/11 world, an Orthodox Jew and a Christian missionary learn more about the other than they want to know.

SET PIECE, a short play by Daniel Gallant

4:30-5:30 PM / MAN Cabaret:
KLEYNKUNST! by Rebecca Joy Fletcher
A theatrical and music exploration of Warsaw's brave, biting, and brassy Yiddish cabarets: 1921- 1941. Featuring: Rebecca Joy Fletcher and Stephen Mo Hanan; with Bob Goldstone on piano.

5:30, 6:30 + 7:30 PM / MAN Dance (exercise room)
GoofSA, a mixed media, site-specific collaborative movement piece
Adi Shniderman, Ella Ben-Aharon, Matthias Neumann

6:00-7:15 PM / MAN Writers:
FACING AN ANCIENT TOMORROW, poetry by Ellen Bloomenstein

7:30 PM / Gallery Gathering - Ten by Ten exhibit

8:00 PM / MAN Music
Live performance by MAN Ensemble Babel On

8:30-9:00 PM / MAN Puppet Show Cabaret:
HERZLYA, by Shiri Sandler
A political puppet show cabaret featuring: Shiri Sandler (writer/ director/ art), Katie Down (sound), VOCE (looping voice), Oren Neiman (guitar), Gilad Ben-Zvi (guitar), Tomer Tzur (percussion)

9:15-10:00 PM / MAN Music:
3, by Oren Neiman
A musical interpretation of the stories of three cities: Biblical Babel and Jericho, and the reality of modern Jerusalem. Featuring Oren Neiman, Katie Down, Gilad Ben-Zvi, Sam Taylor, Kenny Shaw, Kenny Warren, Doug Drewes, Peter Hanson and David Freeman.

►Day 3: Mon Mar 12 / 7:00 PM / $15
Theatre, Music and Video Pieces

7:00 PM /MAN Theater:
Tajlei will be reading an excerpt from her novel, The Adventures of Janey & Esmerelda. In this breezy comedy of manners, the ordered world of a young lawyer is thrown into disarray when her effusive younger sister decides to become an actress and moves in with her.

7:30-8:00 PM / MAN Theatre:
HOPPIN' ON AND OFF THE STAGE: THE JOURNEY OF AN ACTRESS by Joanna Engelman
Between jobs, and running to auditions, Joanna explores the challenges, and surprises she faces as an actress and we meet the many characters she meets along the way. Solo performance by Joanna Engelman with readings by Tajlei Levis, Ellen Bloomenstein and Pete Wolf-Smith.

8:30-9:30 PM / MAN Music:
VOCE IN CONTEXT
VOCE in Context frames works by New York artists that comment on the human experience in three cities: New York, New Orleans and the Biblical city of Jericho. Participating artists include: VOCE, Ethan Hein, Beluvid Ola Jendai and Veronica Golos. Plus, Ana Liza Eufemio's short film, Until the Noise Starts, Shiri Sandler, Katie Down, Gilad Ben-Zvi, Pete Wolf Smith, Katie Down and Ellen Bloomenstein.

9:30 PM / MAN Music
Live performance by MAN Ensemble Babel On

10:00-11:00 PM
METROPOLIS, a video and sound piece by Sylvie Degiez and Wayne Lopes.

►Tue Mar 13 / 6:30 PM / $5

Video Art Screening:
Home. Run, Israeli Video Art curated by Vardit Gross and Rotem Ruff
A guided tour of the vibrant Israeli video art scene. A constant search for new definitions, new memories, new ways of looking. From a lethal game of Two Flags to a deserted house by the wall; from a miniature Israel to a localized supermarket aisle: young Israeli artists are challenging our perceptions of home, space, and land.

Tue Mar 13 / 7:30 PM / $9
Special film screening: THE BEACH BOYS
Filmmaker Honi Hameagel examines Israeli masculinity through the lives of three hard-core womanizers at a Tel Aviv beach. From 1975-2005, the director-cinematographer - a reputable avant-garde artist and a womanizer in his own right - followed his close friend Ronny Sagman and two of his pals as they devised new antics for chasing women. The film raises poignant questions about physical and emotional impotence, ethnic inferiority complexes and Israeli/Jewish masculine identity.

[Director: Honi Hameagel. Runtime: 82 minutes. Hebrew with English subtitles. DOCUMENTARY]

Tue Mar 13 / 8:00 PM / $25
Special guest musicians: Korin Allal & Eran Zur - with MAN warming band
Popular Israeli musician KORIN ALLAL performs with fierce energy and emotion, earning comparisons to Suzanne Vega and Tracy Chapman. Displaying her unique French flavor, Allal performs her biggest hits from a long and rich career. Best known from the popular late ’80s group Tatoo, ERAN ZUR reemerged onto the Israeli pop scene with the successful Next, featuring the work of the late Israeli poet Yana Valach.

►Wed Mar 14 / 8:00 PM / $25
Special guest musicians: Korin Allal & Eran Zur - with MAN warming band
Popular Israeli musician KORIN ALLAL performs with fierce energy and emotion, earning comparisons to Suzanne Vega and Tracy Chapman. Displaying her unique French flavor, Allal performs her biggest hits from a long and rich career. Best known from the popular late ’80s group Tatoo, ERAN ZUR reemerged onto the Israeli pop scene with the successful Next, featuring the work of the late Israeli poet Yana Valach.