Celebration and confrontation: Akko Festival of Israeli Alternative Theatre
Author: Tov, Naphtaly Shem
Source: Studies in Theatre & Performance, Volume 29, Number 1, February 2009 , pp. 93-105(13)
Abstract:Akko is an underprivileged city in the northern periphery of Israel where Jews and Palestinians co-exist. The annual Akko Festival of Israeli Alternative Theatre was established by the cultural and theatrical lite, mostly from the Tel Aviv area in the centre of Israel. In 1987, there were provocations, protest and resistance by the Mizrahi Jewish residents of Akko city, especially against the left-wing liberal artistic management, which designed a programme with a political orientation. The protesters contended that, while the left-wing liberals wished to hold a dialogue with the Palestinian community, they marginalised and ignored the Akko Mizrahi Jewish community, which differs ethnically and socio-economically.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2009
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