A medieval celebration

21.10.2011                      23.Tischrei. 5772                       Simchat Torah


A medieval celebration

Jerusalem’s City of Lions festival brings pride of place to the Old City and an added Venetian element.

The City of Lions festival is an annual celebration of medieval culture in Jerusalem’s Old City, and this year it’s getting an international twist through a partnership with the Carnival of Venice. A large group of Venetian artists will appear alongside their Israeli counterparts in a wide variety of shows, medieval dances, jousts and work with masks.

Massimo Andreoli, one of the leading artistic directors of the Carnival of Venice, is coming to Israel for the first time to take part in the artistic direction of the City of Lions festival. He has served as a director and historical consultant on many similar festivals throughout Europe and is the president of the Consortium of European Reenactment Societies (CERS)….