The Festival of Light 2016, in Jerusalem's Old City
Dozens of installations by outstanding light artists from Israel and around the world
In Jerusalem's Old City, May 25-June 2
• Installations by outstanding light artists from Israel and abroad: dynamic arches, colorful/musical water fountains, three-dimensional light displays, and more
• Spectacular three-dimensional video installation by the world-renowned artist and audience favorite at the Lyon, France Festival of Lights, Damien Fontaine.
• In honor of Lag B'Omer – Large Fire Tornado by the internationally-acclaimed artist Ivo Schoofs: a 12 meter high fire installation!
• Debut of a unique Pyromania musical production, and other musical events along the Festival's four trails!
The Festival, an initiative of the Jerusalem Development Authority, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, and Eden – the Jerusalem Center Development Company, is managed and produced by Ariel Municipal Company.
The Festival is suitable for all ages – admission is free.
The Festival of Light 2016, a major international event centered around inspiring works of light art, will be held for the eighth consecutive year in Jerusalem's Old City, from May 25-June 2, 2016. Festival-goers will be treated to a thrilling multisensory experience, in which the familiar public realm comes alive with light and color. The Festival is an initiative of the Jerusalem Development Authority, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, and Eden – the Jerusalem Center Development Company; it is managed and produced by Ariel Municipal Company. Eduardo Hübscher is the Festival's artistic director.
This year the Festival will feature dozens of light installations by Israeli and international artists, arranged throughout the Old City.
The Armenian Patriarchate corner will serve as a performance venue for Pyromania, a surrealistic, luminous circus orchestra, in which five musicians embark on a procession of light and rhythm. The procession halts and collects an audience around it – festival-goers inspired to dance within the celebration of light – and then moves on to the next stop. The show, which is premiering at the Festival, will be performed several times each evening. In addition, an array of unusual musical light events will surprise visitors as they make their way along the four Festival trails.
The Festival will be held from May 25-June 2 (17-25 Iyar)
Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 pm – 11 pm
(Saturday night to midnight – no Friday activity)
The Festival is intended for all ages – admission is free.
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