The 16th Jaffa Festival for Children’s Theatre

Saturday   15.10.22
10:00    Habualla – Premier
When I have difficulty falling asleep I pull out a song from my sleeve or stocking or dress, a song that turns into a trip, in a world full of imagination, so that the light within me lights up and I can go to sleep.
Actors & creators: Tamara Kovalsky & Lee Nachat Shalom.
Non-verbal only songs; For all the family; Length: 45 min.
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11:00    Guru Zuzu Kids
Outdoor event, free of charge
It all starts with wireless headphones and a microphone and one “guru” with a stunning sound. A short warm-up and without your noticing you take off with us for an interactive experience of release and laughter.
We will wander, dance, sing, and will laugh ! We will get to know Jaffa with a new perspective and learn to fly together. Guru Zuzu Kids is a group of artists who love movement and music who have set themselves the goal of spreading release, playfulness and laughter.
The world is their playground and every human encounter is an opportunity to meet the good around us. Their expertise creates a positive connection between people.
Performance creator: David Nailor.
All languages; Ages 4 and up (for ages under 12 accompanied by a parent); Length: 45 Min.
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12:00    The Queen’s Dinner
When Nina’s mother asks her “What will you do when the Queen of England invites you to dinner at the Buckingham Palace?” Something unbelievable happens: When the Crown Prince himself calls her and invites her to dinner at the Queen’s Palace! Nina, a girl full of imagination and laughter, climbs on her bed and embarks on a fantastic journey that ends with a festive dinner and a great surprise.
Created by Hila Plashkes
Hebrew; Ages 3-8 and all the family; Length: 45 Min.
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13:00    The Red Fairytale – Premiere
Outdoor event, free of charge
What happens when you take a well-known fairy tale add a few colors and languages, it makes a perfect recipe for a comedy of errors.
The red fairy tale is a new performance by the Jama’a Ensemble that takes the story of Red Riding Hood to new pastures, for children between the house and forest between Red Riding Hood and the wolf, a performance full of imagination in a street body language.
Created by Ensemble Jama.
Bi-Lingual; Ages 0-102; Length 40 min.
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14:00    A Paper Story
Alex is a friendly and lively girl who loves to paint. Since the closure began, she has not found anything of interest even painting. She decides to be contrary and starts scribbling on the carpet. The scribble becomes a naughty being, creative and imaginative that sweeps her in a journey of pencils, erasers and papers. Together they learn to discover an abstract shape
and to switch a problem into an adventure, and mainly to learn to find interest in what was lost. A non-verbal play that makes use with paper, cut-out works, pop-up sets, and live drawing.
Creators: Yonatan Ron, Orit Leibovitch Novitz
Non-verbal; Ages:4-10; Length 50 Min.
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Monday   17.10.22
10:00    Zohar
In the iceberg most ice somewhere in the North pole, three friends always dreamt of seeing the northern glow, but weren’t able to reach the best vantage point. There are stations to go through, dangers and fears to deal with……a bit like life. A frozen and snowy journey with lots of surprises and penguins…
A sensitive show that is open to everyone and offers an equitable space that every behavior is acceptable and any response is good. Please respect, Respect sensitively whoever is sitting around you. Preparation papers will be distributed, and earphones that block noise.
A Joint Creation: Rotem Godenberg, Avraham Cohen, Sharon Gavrielov.
Hebrew; Ages 3 and up; Length: 45 Min.
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11:00    No Mad- Premier
Outdoor event, free of charge
After first steps in Europe, the nomad arrives in Israel with a clown show combined with a circus technique and improvises from folk stories, songs, legends and beyond, from film characters, the nomad character picks up mysterious surroundings and adventures. The show “Nomad” is a circus tribute to the nomadic figure and a physical comedy that has become identified with him through the work of cinema geniuses Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. An entertaining non-verbal show.
Creator & performer: Gilad Shabtai
Non-verbal; Ages: 0-102; Length: 40 Min.
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12:00    Habualla – Premier
When I have difficulty falling a-sleep I pull out a song form my sleeve or stocking or dress, a song that turns into a trip, in a world full of imagination, so that the light within me lights up and I can go to sleep.
Actors & creators: Tamara Kovalsky & Lee Nachat Shalom.
Non-verbal only songs; For all the family; Length: 45 min.
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13:00    The Red Fairytale – Premiere
Outdoor event, free of charge
What happens when you take a well-known fairy tale add a few colors and languages, it makes a perfect recipe for a comedy of errors.
The red fairy tale is a new performance by the Jama’a Ensemble that takes the story of Red Riding Hood to new pastures, for children between the house and forest between Red Riding Hood and the wolf, a performance full of imagination in a street body language.
Created by Ensemble Jama.
Bi-Lingual; Ages 0-102; Length 40 min.
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14:00    How Much Sky in the Skies
From songs & stories Eyin Hillel
Two actresses narrate, sing and present from stories and poetic poems full of innocence and humor, from the poet Eyin Hillel. A colorful theatrical show with masks and dolls that allows a glimpse of Hillel’s encounters with animals and day dreams. An exciting acquaintance with a child watching the world asking questions and the exposure of the occurrence of magic that makes his inner world of poetry and the daily materials of a child to create art.
Show by Skapino Group.
Hebrew; Ages 4 to 7; Length: 45 Min.
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Tuesday   18.10.22

10:00 + 12:00    My Father’s Work
Rahat Theatre
Play for schools in Yaffo
A theatrical play that addresses two important subjects in our community:
The importance of hygiene, and the phenomenon of bullying.
The events of the show revolve around Aboud a cleaning worker, between reality and fantasy, the father travels with his son and daughter to a magical and beautiful village, but suffers from an infection because his cleaners fled, and because of the bullying of the villagers, and his son is harassed by his student friends because of his father’s profession.
Arabic; Ages 6 to 10; Length: 55 Min.
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11:00    The Red Fairytale – Premiere
Outdoor event, free of charge
What happens when you take a well-known fairy tale add a few colors and languages, it makes a perfect recipe for a comedy of errors.
The red fairy tale is a new performance by the Jama’a Ensemble that takes the story of Red Riding Hood to new pastures, for children between the house and forest between Red Riding Hood and the wolf, a performance full of imagination in a street body language.
Created by Ensemble Jama.
Bi-Lingual; Ages 0-102; Length 40 min.
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A 3-day Festival for all the family

October 15, 17 ,18 – 2022

Artistic & General Management: Ravid Sevil

Jaffa Theatre, A Stage for Arab Hebrew Culture, during the Succot Holidays, will traditionally celebrate its 16th year, “The Jaffa Festival for Children and all the family.” Every year the festival holds a variety of plays from morning until the afternoon. The plays are in Hebrew, Arabic, and bi-lingual. The festival offers high quality, sweeping and meaningful content for parents and children at an equal price for all, in the last days of Succot. They are exposed to the world of the other that is different from theirs that speaks a language different from their own, that they don’t understand, but connect with their surroundings through colors, sounds, expressions and other stage gestures that produce empathy and curiosity in their souls.

In addition to ticket sales performances, outdoor performances are open to the public at the theatre square, enriching visitors’ experience at the festival. The festival creates a natural environment of encounters bridging different identities, different languages and cultures.

The festival is in cooperation with the Tel Aviv Municipality, Department of Performances, The Mishlama of Yaffo and the Old Jaffa Development Company & Sites, with the Support of The Cultural Department, The Ministry of Culture & Sports, Festivals Department.

Ticket prices
Child: 50 NIS
Accompanying adult: 40 NIS
Outdoor events free of charge

Thanks
The Culture Administration: Anat Gini, Irit Fogel, Sigal Davidyan
Tel Aviv Municipality, Performing Arts Dept.: Shabi Mizrachi, Coral Simchon
Yaffo Mishlama: Rafi Shoshan, Muhammed Karvan
The Old Jaffa Development Company & Sites: Yaron Klein, Lior Levy, Avi Yagil, Ran Ayalon

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