Professor Freddie Rokem of Tel Aviv University will present three examples where the borderline between Israel and Palestine becomes a site for performance, music and art which in turn affects other creative forms of expression, not necessarily on the border-line itself.
The huge paintings that the well-known British graffiti artist Banksy has painted on the Palestinian side of the separation wall and a Palestinian violin player at one of the roadblocks has served as a source of inspiration for a theatre performance directed by the Israeli director Nola Chilton and the play "Murder" by Hanoch Levin. The lecture is accompanied by slides and DVD.
Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 PM @ Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 9th Fl. Room 944
About Freddie Rokem
Freddie Rokem is Professor of Theatre Studies at Tel Aviv University and has served as the Dean of the Faculty of the Arts (2002-2006). His book Performing History: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre received the ATHE Prize for best book in theatre studies for 2001. His most recent book, Strindberg’s Secret Codes was published in 2004. He has also published numerous articles in scholarly journals and in books. Rokem is editor of Theatre Research International (2006-2009) and associate editor Theatre Journal and Assaph: Studies in the Theatre. He is a translator, a dramaturg, and serves as vice-president of Performance Studies International (PSi) and as a member of the executive committee of The International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR). Prof.Rokem serves as Chairman of The Editorial Board of All About Jewish Theatre since 2003.