February 7-March 3
The Lisa Nemetz International Showcase of Jewish Performing
Breath-taking dance, hilarious comedy, a silent film
screening with live music, prize-winning theatre and international music
highlight the 13th Annual Chutzpah! Festival, the Lisa Nemetz International
Showcase of Jewish Performing Arts. The 2013 festival showcases a wonderful
range of eclectic performances and workshops by international, Canadian and
local artists from February 7-March 3, 2013.
Make the most of the Chutzpah! Festival with a Chutzipack!
Chutzipack = any 4 shows for only $78 plus HST and s/c (excluding Yemen Blues, The Idan Raichel Project, and Itamar Borochov Ensemble)
Please note the ChutziDance pack is no longer available for the 2013 Festival.
Schedule of Events
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, 950 West 41st @ Oak
Lesley Telford and Itzik Galili with The 605 Collective Opening
Two Canadian dance premieres
Brittle Failure by Vancouver-born Lesley Telford and When You See God...Tell Him by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili.
February 7, 9, 10
Featuring The JCC's Or Atid and Or Chadash (grades 7-12) and the Shalom Dancers (young adults)
Creativity, enthusiasm, friendship and teamwork share center stage as these talented young dancers celebrate Jewish and Israeli culture through music and dance.
War, Love and Loss
New works in which tenor and mezzo-soprano voices are accompanied by the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra along with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
Back after a 2011 Chutzpah! sold-out show playing improvised klezmer chamber
music and traditional Ukrainian-Jewish music.
February 12, 13
Sidra Bell Dance New York + LEVYdance
An evening of brainy, exuberant dance, showcasing the unique sensibilities of East and West Coast experiences.
February 16, 17, 18
The Yellow Ticket
A 1918 silent film featuring live music and vocals by The Klezmatics co-founder Alicia Svigals with Canadian piano virtuoso Marilyn Lerner.
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company with Barak Marshall duet opening One of Israel's most prominent dance companies with technically strong and physically eclectic dancers. Choreography that will enthrall you.
February 20, 21, 23, 24
Music in Internment
Co-presented with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, a live musical performance that connects audiences to the internment of "enemy aliens" in England and Canada during the Second World War.
SHOFAR and the Olga Mieleszczuk Ensemble
SHOFAR, from Poland, combines Hasidic music and free jazz and carries on many of the Jewish musical traditions still alive today. Olga Mieleszczuk Ensemble focuses on Jewish music of Ashkenazi roots.
Winner, Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition 2011
A WORLD PREMIERE
A Touchstone Theatre Production
This powerful new play by Daniel Karasik explores the rich territory between spiritual and earthly wisdom. Directed by Katrina Dunn.
February 27, 28
March 1, 2, 3
Vogue, 918 Granville St.
The Idan Raichel Project
A blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds, coupled with a spectacular live show. Named "Musical Group of the Decade" in Israel.
TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA VOGUE THEATRE
Jazz Cellar, 3611 West Broadway
ITAMAR BOROCHOV QUARTET
Composer, arranger and trumpeter Itamar Borochov reflects the musical traditions of the Arab world and Pan-African sensibilities in the global landscape of his music.
TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA CORY WEEDS CELLAR JAZZ CLUB
Venue, 881 Granville St.
Back at the VENUE after their sold-out concert at the 2011 Chutzpah! Festival
With its explosive, 21st century brew of Yemenite-Jewish song and poetry, West African grooves and American jazz, blues and funk, Yemen Blues is the most exciting new world music act out of Israel.
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