Tusovka – A Tribute to Hayim Nahman Bialik

Photo: Eyal Admon

A tribute and immigration poetry inspired by Hayim Nahman Bialik

* Tusovka: Russian, an informal youth group

Members of the “Cultural Brigade,” who belong to the group The 1.5 Generation, are hosted for an evening event with an intimate performance of migration poetry in Hebrew. The evening will include poetry reading, spoken word performances, and music accompanied by personal stories that describe experiences of immigration and the Soviet culture on which the group members were raised.

Participants: Kamila, Arik Eber, Yael Chetz, and Alex Roitman

Following the show, Yair Qedar’s film, Bialik – King of the Jews, will be screened.

Illustration: Dani Kerman

In the framework of the event, an exhibition by Dani Kerman, illustrations for the book “She Sits at the Window” – H. N. Bialik’s Love Poems will be opened. The exhibition will close on November 23, 2017.


More about the artists:

Kamila, a singer, composer, and artist, was born into a family with deep roots in Azerbaijani music in the Soviet Union. Her debut album, Adama, combines oud and jazz, Azerbaijani music, opera, and Mediterranean music.

Arik Aber, born in St. Petersburg, grew up in Jerusalem, and continues to grow up in Tel Aviv. He is a spoken word artist and one of the founders of Poetry Slam Israel as well as its artistic director.

Yael Hetz, spoken word poet, studies and writes about the experience of immigrating to Israel from Moscow at an early age, the transition of a conversion process within the military framework, and the reexamination of her Jewish and Russian identity vis-à-vis Israeli identity.

Alex Roitman, a poet, was born in the picturesque pogrom capital of Kishinev. He immigrated to Israel with his family because of Zionism and love of the homeland and also because it was impossible to acquire smoked sausages after perestroika. He tried to meet Sabra expectations and to study chess and electronic engineering. Today he teaches Bible.

About Dani Kerman is an illustrator, satirist, designer, travel writer, and lecturer. Since 1968 he has been a regular illustrator for the Israeli daily newspapers Yedioth Ahronoth, Davar, and Haaretz. Kerman was one of the founders of the satirical supplement Davar Acher and has published some 350 books, most of them children’s books.

Wednesday 15.11.2017 | 20:00

Ticket price: NIS 50; Senior citizens and students: NIS40

The number of seats is limited and seating is unmarked.



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