Israel Festival, Stuck in Its Ways

Is there an extra, added value to this annual showcase, which purports to merge the worlds of Israeli and international culture?

In May 1994, members of the Batsheva Dance Company took the stage at the Israel Festival, in Jerusalem. They were dressed all in black and sat in a huge circle. The beating of drums was heard, followed by a new version of the Passover song “Who Knows One?” by the band Nikmat Hatraktor (the Tractor’s Revenge).