The Jerusalem Post
The New York Times
The Village Voice
As Palestinians mark 70 years of dispossession, Batsheva–The Young Ensemble and the Joyce Theater will be celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary with “Israel Dance Fest 70,” sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York.
Join us on opening night – Tuesday, July 10 – at 6:30 p.m. as we call on Batsheva and the Joyce to sever their ties with the Israeli government and refuse to participate in its Brand Israel initiative, which cynically uses the arts to distract from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights. Dani Dayan, Israel’s current consul general in NYC and also a leader of Israel’s right-wing settlers, recently affirmed the central role of the arts to the government’s public relations strategy: “There are diplomats who see culture as miscellaneous...I see it as an integral part of our effort here.”
With music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, we’ll let Batsheva and the Joyce know that the arts should be for liberation, not whitewashing colonization!
***Adalah-NY will provide all signs – just bring yourself and some friends!***