“Israeli Arts @ 70” is a half-hour CUNY TV special, celebrating Israeli Arts in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary. Hosted by Donna Hanover, this Special features a vibrant array of leading and emerging contemporary Israeli artists in Dance, Literature, Film/TV and Music: Anat Cohen, the top Jazz clarinetist in the world; Ravid Kahalani, founder and lead singer of Yemen Blues which combines Yemenite Jewish, Jazz and African music; critically acclaimed Israeli authors Ayelet Gundar-Goshen of “Waking Lions” and Ruby Namdar of “The Ruined House”; the internationally renowned Vertigo Dance Company, the first Israeli dance company ever to appear in London’s Royal Albert Hall; the exciting Israeli film directors Eran Riklis of “Shelter”, Mike Burstyn of “Azimuth” and TV director Keren Margalit of “Sleeping Bears” and much more. Jerry Carlson, host of CUNY TV’s “City Cinematheque”, and Lisa Beth Kovetz, CUNY TV Reporter, are also featured.
Get a front row seat to this special TV event! This Special was produced in collaboration with Israel’s Office of Cultural Affairs in North America at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, with assistance from America Israel Cultural Foundation, Jewish Book Council and Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.