This year, we offer you a concentrated festival comprising, almost entirely, of original productions that will flood the imagination with additional, possible realities. A festival that curates reality through meticulously produced artworks, expands your mind and also tries, wherever possible, to influence that reality in return. During the three weeks of Mekudeshet 2018—and actually at any given moment—we try to go back to our roots, to the spring or the heart of the city, and to call on everyone who believes—no matter what—to come to Jerusalem, to come find what is sacred for them, to come in peace.Tongues of Fire
An immersive vocal journey in the Ein Kerem forest led by Noam Enbar with the “The Great Gehenna Choir” and friends
Close your eyes and get ready to listen. Close your eyes and let sounds sweep you away.
As you enter the forest, Noam Enbar and 24 members of the Great Gehenna Choir will cover your eyes and gently lead you into a separate reality. Freed of visual images, replete with audio stimuli and suffused with personal and communal fervor.
Blindsight is an all-encompassing creation constructed out of a hypnotic, humorous and enrapturing playlist. It is a vitality-infusing ceremony for multiple participants in which each member of the audience receives personal and sensitive attention and is invited to take part in a journey in which meticulously crafted sounds guide you through the darkness.
“The Great Gehenna Choir” was established three years ago in Jerusalem as an alternative to the more traditional concept of a “choir.” The choir performs transformative contemporary ceremonies and its members work and create in full partnership..
Blindsight, which was created by Noam Enbar in collaboration with composer Yonatan Levy and members of the choir, proposes a new way to listen to, draw strength and experience joy through music.
Early performance: 7:00pm (doors open: 6:00pm)
Late performance: 10:30pm (doors open: 9:30pm)
Duration: Two hours