‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ Festival is an annual contemporary dance festival which has been taking place in Machne Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, since 2014. The festival exhibits original dance performances in locations around the market, raising public discourse on human body culture in Jerusalem. The festival produced more than 60 original dance pieces which have been created by diverse artists. It creates a one-of-a-kind, local and unique experience in Jerusalem through events in alternative spaces (hotel rooms, galleries, bars and restaurants), video-dance events, Dinner & A Show, performances in the open air and many more… Added:
Deleted: Mahane Yehuda market creates daily friction between people from all sectors of the population. The constant tension in Jerusalem and the Israeli reality, makes the market a relevant, inspiring and fruitful artistic intervention space.
Deleted: Movement, non-verbal communication, personal statements through body expression in the public sphere, all these encourage encounters around an artistic-political-personal discourse. We seek to promote the conversation and allow it to be held where it belongs, sharing it with a varied audience, in this magnificent middle-eastern market.