Sat 27 October 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tel Aviv Museum of Art - Shaul HaMelech 27, Tel Aviv,
Jonathan Geffen hosts Yehuda Atlas, “This Sheep is Me” at the Piano Festival, Saturday 27.10, Recanati Hall, Tel Aviv Museum at 16:00.
Jonathan Geffen, the poet, performer, writer and sheep writer meets with children for a performance of songs and stories for children. An intimate show where Jonathan talks with the children and reads poems from his children’s books for children between the ages of two and two hundred, and tries to tell them how a song was born for what and when, and why it still stayed with us for so many years!
“The most beautiful girl in the garden”, “I was the smallest hill in the class” “The green man” “I love” and more and more ..
In this special and one-time show, Yonatan is happy to host a good and beloved friend of his, a children’s poet and a great translator Yehuda Atlas, whom we all know and love in his five books of series “And this child is me”. As far as children’s songs are concerned, there is no doubt that Gefen and Atlas were pioneers. At the end of the 1970s, they rebelled against the patriotic and childish songs of the children, and chose to speak to the child at an equal level, in his language and his point of view.
Vered Picker Musical management, piano and singing Mika Karni Violin and vocals Yonatan Artzi Guitar and singing Dror Nachum Artistic management
From the reviews:
“‘How a song is born’ is the type of performances that it is not clear who enjoys them more – parents or children.” Adar Tal, MYNET
“A lovely show with flying moments.” Ben Shalev, Haaretz
“What makes this show so successful and exciting is the wonderful connection between the musical side of the show alongside the Jonathan Gafni of the show …” How a Song is Born “is a charming show because it combines songs that most of us (parents and children) know and love with Rhythmic recitations, stories, sophisticated notes and wonderful music performed professionally. ” Mouse City Online
“With such a repertoire of children’s songs there really is no place for mistakes.” Jonathan Geffen is at the top of the list of artists who know how to speak with children, and no less know how to translate the children’s intentions and needs into their parents. Yair Zeidner, “Mapa”