Every summer for the last five years the festival have presented a creative program which emanates straight from Jerusalem, flourishes within the city, responds to it, and enriches it with more and more layers of sound and color.
Every summer for the last five years we have presented a creative program which emanates straight from Jerusalem, flourishes within the city, responds to it, and enriches it with more and more layers of sound and color. For us, Jerusalem is the greatest font of creativity in the world. For us, Jerusalem plays the starring role, forming a backdrop for the performances and acting as our primary source of inspiration. Jerusalem is both the reason and the instigator. We are permanently attuned to the voices emerging from within this city, the harmonious and discordant alike, and, despite all the background noise, we try to extract from them an open and clear sound of creativity.
And maybe this is why last summer was so significant for us. After years of deceptive quiet and an artistic, cultural and social awakening that sprang from within, racism, fear and polarity returned to the city’s streets and unravelled the delicate tapestry that was holding the city’s different populations together. Unfortunately, the city has not yet returned to itself and is looking for a new direction. And right now, as we stand at the crossroads, we feel honoured to sound the alternative voice that is rising up from this city, even in difficult times, and to be part of the creative process.
We are delighted to invite you to delve into an exciting cultural program that is jam-packed with diverse and unique artistic works that showcase Jerusalem as a city that is vibrant, multi-dimensional, fun, complex and as beautiful as ever. We are delighted to invite you to discover Jerusalem together with us, again and again and again, and to celebrate a summer whose frenzy is the result not of conflict but of a celebration of creativity.
Karen Brunwasser, Karen@jsoc.org.il or at +972-2-6535880
Jul 27 - Sep 4, 2015