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About a festival between heaven and earth

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Creators, residents and a respectable audience


Festival 'Between Heaven and Earth' is a Jerusalem brand that connects the world of contemporary modern dance with the world of Jewish and Israeli renewal.

Like the city of Jerusalem, the festival produces connections between traditional and modern, between Jewish sources and current Israeli culture, and between Israeliness and universality - connections that create new and refreshing worlds of content, and illuminate both art and tradition in a new light.

This year, the festival presents dance works that deal with issues of immigration and identity, multicultural representation, belonging and location in diverse Israeli society.

The festival's activities contribute to the establishment of Jerusalem as the cultural capital of Israel and its continued growth is important and welcome. The Jerusalem Municipality will continue to support the activities of the center between heaven and earth in recognition of its unique cultural value as a Jerusalem brand that offers a young and innovative narrative and operates in the city with the desire that its various communities will feel at home.

I would like to thank all those involved in the craft who have collaborated with us and the dedicated festival staff and made this blessed work possible.

pleasant viewing


Moshe Leon, Mayor of Jerusalem

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Dear audience and friends,


Human memory is like a page made up of pairs of pages. When you write on one page, marks are also written on the page below it. The listing on the bottom page, Freud says, is maintained even when the listing on the top page is deleted and replaced with another listing. Haviva Pedia writes that we are not aware of how much the deep layer that is below is necessary for our existence, even if it is half-erased. This layer must exist, both in the personal consciousness and in that of the Israeli collective 2019.

A festival between Heaven and the 11th Land brings the intricate physicality of the immigrants, the sons of the immigrants and their grandchildren, revealing the erased pages and the drawings left on paper. The works on display at the festival, all of which are premiered, work in front of and in connection with memory, longing, belonging, stories that are told implicitly or shouting, resisting or seeking to return to the home of grandparents.

I thank from the bottom of my heart all the partners who walk with us along the way, to the Ministry of Culture, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Jerusalem Foundation, Bader philanthropies, the expanding circle of friends between heaven and earth, the brave and courageous artists, and to you a respectable audience - we exist thanks to you.



Ronen Yitzhaki, CEO of the Center between Heaven and Earth


Members of the circle of friends

Tammy and Shamai Eisenman

Jamal Foundation

Shosh and Joshua Levinson


Orit Levin


Jill and Barry Levenfeld

Gene Klitzner

Joseph and Lila Gillter


Ruth Cummings


Mendel Shapira

Alex Greenbaum

There are other members who have chosen to remain anonymous

Board of Directors


Adina Shapira - Chairman

Avital Hochstein

Joe Cohen

Orit Levin

Rabbi Shmuel Reiner

Jean-Marc Lilling

Hanan Rubin


Appraiser Eisenman

Festival staff


Management: Ronen Yitzhaki

Production: Achinam Aldubi, Avital Edri Wilk, Hadas Cohen Gidron, Hagai Hirschman


Art Committee: Yair Kochav, Neta
Cohen, Karin Lederman, Moran Aviv, Tami Yitzhaki


Artistic accompaniment: Moran Aviv and Tami Yitzhaki


Academic accompaniment: Dr. David Gadge

Directed by Beit Midrash Artists: Yehuda Miller


Media: These are aggregators


Branding and design: Dov Abramson Studio


Technical management and lighting design: Amir Castro


Performance Management: Karin Lederman


Still photography: Tomer Applebaum

Video: Oren Mansura

PR: Accommodation Blass


The Board of Directors of the Between Heaven and Earth Association:


Moshe Leon - Mayor of Jerusalem


Ruth Diskin - The Jerusalem Foundation


Yossi Sharabi, Yigal Amadi, Galit Wahba Shasho, Keren Carmel, Anat Gini - Ministry of Culture


Ariela Rajoan, Yoram Braverman, Eyal Ezri, Milka Burstein, Nava Disenchik, Eli Cohen, Sami Navot, Einat Raz-Gloverman, Mali Feder - Jerusalem Municipality Culture Department


Isabel and Alfred Bader - The Bader Foundation


Ruth Cummings, Nirit Rosler-JCU


Hagit Zargari and Talia HaKinen-Rose - parent of Jerusalem


Benzi Bitran, Israel Ben Simon - Gerard Bachar Center


Avishai Yarkoni - Museum of Islamic Art

Amit Drori - the interdisciplinary arena

Festival participants

Ortal Atzbaha, Uri Naveh, Orly Portal, Oren Sharon Tischler, Eyal Ogen, Irit Ron, Alon Barshesht, Eli Benedict, Elior Habani, Eliyahu Degami, Elkana Maitlis, Anna Ben Shlomo, Julett Kahwaji, Gal Klein, Galia Levy Gerd, Danny Kinreich, Daniel Lemensdorf, Vivi Bobrinsky, Jean-Mark Lilling, Hanania Schwartz, Yair Kochav, Yair Barbash, Yoana Blickman, Yuval Azulai, Yoni Sharon, Janusz Horowitz, Yaniv Ovadia, Yael Row, Moshe Zenba, Natalie Dvir, Naomi Ozen, Smadar Imor, Sufiya Tzan Lore, Tzipi Nir, Shira Eviatar Amuyal, Rally Margalit, Ruth Golan, Tamar Bloch Lala

A heartfelt thank you to the supporters of the festival, to the expanding circle of friends, to the creators,

the staff who believe in the way and walk in it for many years

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