Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
The many distinctive cultures that make up Israel and the Diaspora are woven into a vivid tapestry of movement and sound in Colors of Israel, a richly-textured evening of dance and music. Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble and Israeli singing sensation Noa Dori returned to Thousand Oaks for two performances only.
Colors of Israel captures the breathtaking costumes, vibrant music and exhilarating dance of Spain, Yemen, Eastern Europe, ancient Israel, and even the Jews of the American West. Using contemporary dance vocabulary inspired by folk traditions, Keshet Chaim pays homage to the diversity of the Jewish experience. "The range of ethnicities and traditions that make up the Jewish people is extraordinary," comments Keshet Chaim executive director Genie Benson. "Few communities in the world are as wide-reaching."