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Hutzot Hayotzer 2014: Flamenco Natural

Posted by Avital Pinnick on August 14, 2014


Flamenco Natural, led by Sharon Saguy, appeared on the small stage of Hutzot Hayotzer (Jerusalem International Arts & Crafts Festival), May 11, 2014. Flamenco is quite popular in Israel. If I were tall, skinny, and blessed with excellent coordination, I’d sign up for classes immediately. <sigh!> Flamenco is beautiful to watch and tricky to photograph without a tripod.






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Video: Flamenco Dancer and Guitarists

Posted by Avital Pinnick on March 13, 2013

The guitarist is Baldi Olier, originally from Romania. The dancer is Yael Tuchfeld. Someone told me that the rhythm guitarist is Olier’s son. They played after dinner (department fun day). Sorry about the unsteady camera. After a day’s activities, a couple glasses of malt whiskey and a lot of food it wasn’t easy to hold the camera still.

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Strange Fruit in Jerusalem

Posted by Avital Pinnick on May 24, 2011

Strange Fruit

The Israel Festival, a four-week season of dance, classical music, dance, and theater, opened last night (Israel Festival English site). Last night we watched one of the opening performances in Zion Square, Jerusalem. The Australian dance troupe, “Strange Fruit,” performed Three Belles, one of seven works in their repertoire. The performance was part dance, part circus — graceful, hypnotic, and sometimes humorous, movements set to music, performed on 5-meter flexible poles.

The dancers shinned up the poles in pantaloons, strapped their legs into the loops, hoisted hoop skirts on pulleys and fastened them around their waists. I love the costumes, especially the elaborate hats.

Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

Video of Three Belles:

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