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Dancers to celebrate ‘Jerusalem Forever’

Dancers to celebrate ‘Jerusalem Forever’

Revital Dance Ensemble
Revital Dance Ensemble

The highly acclaimed Revital Dance Ensemble will bring the musical Jerusalem Forever — featuring sensational dancers and spectacular lighting and music — from Israel to New Jersey.

The show will take place at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal on Lag Ba’Omer, Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m.

The troupe, founded by Revital Pienica Zevulunov in 1995, has become the representative dance group for the Israeli city of Petach Tikva. The company has toured throughout Israel and world-wide — in the United States, Germany, Holland, France, Costa Rica, and Mexico — and has performed at international festivals, theaters, and Israeli Independence Day celebrations. A live concert on MTV Europe showcased the ensemble’s talents; in 2001, Jerusalem Forever premiered in New York and Florida, and in 2007, the group’s Esther was first shown in New York and New Jersey.

Preceding the show, audiences are invited to view “Stones of Resonance — Prague, Jerusalem, and Berlin,” an exhibit by New Jersey artist Florence Weisz, in the Gallery on Grant, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Jewish Federation of Monmouth County has teamed with the JCC of Greater Monmouth County to present the event; a portion of the proceeds will benefit scholarships at the Jersey Shore Jewish Academy in Howell.

Tickets cost $30, $25 for seniors, $10 for students, $72 for a family package of five seats; a $90 Patron’s ticket includes preferred seating and a reception following the show. For tickets and information, call the Axelrod box office at 732-531-9100, ext. 142.

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