JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – At the upcoming three-day session, starting Sunday, February 17th, Masa participants will be able to meet and learn from actress Irit Sheleg of the Cameri Theater; performer and composer, Shlomi Saban; authors Eshkol Nevo, representatives of the Vertigo contemporary dance company; Israeli “Idol” television singing contest winner, Harel Skat, and others.
Sheleg, who adopted an Orthodox lifestyle, will hold a film screening dealing with Orthodox culture, with a master class set for after the film.
Shaban, a classically-trained pianist who has performed extensively with the Israel Philharmonic, decided to break with that career path and enter the popular music world as a singer, songwriter and composer.
Jerusalem-born Nevo is the grandchild of Levi Eshkol, a former prime minister and pre-state Jewish Agency treasurer. His novel "Noyland" nominee for the 2011 Sapir Prize for Literature.
Nevo, who spent his childhood years in both Israel and Detroit, Michigan, studied creative writing with author Yael Hedaya, studied literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and has participated in workshops with authors Amos Oz, Haim Be'er, Nurit Zarchi and Uri Bernstein.|
The Jerusalem-based Vertigo Dance Company has won an immense number of awards, and is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Register for the sessions via the Masa website: http://twitter.com/MasaIsrael/status/300332736302952448/photo/1