2019 January – February News

News17.03.2019

On January we opened “Bridges of Culture” Shanghai Exhibition. A series of  3 themed activities

including Cultural and Creative Product Exhibition, Photography Exhibition, Jewish Refugees and

Shanghai Exhibition.

 

We have also learnt a few things about Yue Opera in a unique workshop conducted by the actress

Shen Xinwen.

 Speaking of bridges of culture, we were honoured to host the amazing Jerusalem A-Cappella

Singers, conducted by Judi Axelrod, who presented an impressive vocal concert in different

languages crossing the silk road all the way from China to Italy.

At the end of the month following the International Holocaust Remembrance Day we screened the

film “Nanjing! Nanjing! City of Life and Death”. A film by the director Lu Chuan, that deals with

the Battle of Nanjing and the following massacre committed by the Japanese army during the

Second Sino-Japanese War (1937).


February was full of new year celebrations. 2019 is the year of pig- a symbol of wealth and luck

in the Chinese Tradition. We were happy to host the main new year gala of the embassy with a

special concert combining traditional and contemporary music by Loft Peking Trio and the opera

singer Gan Lulu.

It’s not a real Chinese New Year celebration without a dance performance at Suzanne Dellal Center.

This time, the leading modern dance group in China “Beijing modern dance group”, brought into life

the Blooming of Time in a very special performance about the seasons, and the connection between

human and earth.

We closed New Year celebrations with “Evening Party” ethnic dance performance by Gansu Province

music and dance group, who also conducted a dance workshop at “Hakvutsa” school of dance.

After all these new year celebrations, how about a cop of Te? We were excited to invite you to a festive

Chinese tea lunch event including a traditional tea ceremony, tea tasting and a cocktail.

What an amazing way to open the year of 2019!

We wish you all a happy, fruitful and surprising new year!

 

We are we planning for the next few months? spoiler alart!