Meet Me in the Market

In 1962, on Valentine’s Day, Jackie Kennedy invites the world, via camera lens, into the White House for a tour. At that moment, she established a new image for women; refined yet powerful, fabulous yet humble, famous yet completely unknown. Nearly sixty years later, she invites you on an unusual, presidential night out in the Mahane Yehuda market, a site which is, like her, rich in history, secrets and life.

Text, Movement, Design and Performance – Ori Lenkinski

Music – Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Yossi Banai, Ehud Banai, Hadag Nachash

Artistic Advisor – Rachel Erdos

Thank you– Fresco Dance Company, The Aquarium, ‘Machya 13’.

“Ori Lenkinski was born in Canada, grew up in Philadelphia and attended McGill University in Montreal. From 2002 through 2011, Ori worked closely with site specific choreographer Noemie Lafrance, collaborating and performing in several of her works including the Bessie Award winning production Descent. After almost a decade in New York, Ori fell in love with Tel Aviv. In Israel, she has danced with Anat Katz and Erez Maayan, Ariel Cohen, Noa Shadur, the Israeli Opera and others. Shortly after arriving in Israel, Ori began to work with choreographer Rachel Erdos, with whom she has worke0d on a long list of projects in various roles from dancer to music advisor to dramaturg. In 2015, Ori created the duet The Painting with Michal Hersonski, which has been performed throughout Israel. In 2017, Ori created Portrait #2, a duet with Ruth Eshel inspired by Rachel Kafri’s 1977 creation Portrait of a Demagog. Since 2008, Ori has contributed regularly to The Jerusalem Post, specializing in dance, fashion and design. Ori’s writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, Reform Judaism Magazine, on, and in Dance Magazine. She is the author of the column Parental Choreography in Haaretz. She is a regular guest on Trending on i24 News, speaking about all things dance. In June, 2019, Ori premiered The Suit as part of Tmuna Theater’s Intimadance Festival. She is mildly allergic to pineapples.

Meeting point at Alliance House –
בית אליאנס כיח 5 ירושלים

The performance ends at a dinner at ‘Rahmo’ restaurant

Menu –
Rice and beans, small Hummus, meatballs, lemonade


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