DAWN in Tel Aviv
Sunrise in Israel featuring Nadav Lev on guitar. Video by Elinor Milchan Concept, photography, editing and production by Ronit Muszkatblit
DAWN is Reboot’s all-night interpretation of the magical and mighty holiday of Shavuot. We spend the night immersed in music, comedy, food, learning and conversation – all presented by some of the greatest artists, rabbis and thinkers of our generation. For years, Reboot gathered people in person, but in the midst of the pandemic, we took the tradition online, producing a “choose-your-own” experiential adventure in partnership with the Jewish Emergent Network and LABA’s Into the Night Tikkun Layle Shavuot, connecting people across the world for disparate experiences together. In advance of Shavuot this year, Reboot will roll out highlights of the past years’ DAWN celebration with music, film, comedy, dance, food, teaching and more.
To facilitate conversation and study, we have created this discussion guide to accompany our 2022 DAWN Playlist.
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In the process of her work, Milchan explores the experience of time and what this experience entails, through the phenomenology of light and multiple panel composition, both in video and photography. Light being the “essence” of photography, Milchan examines and explores the object being photographed through it. Elinor’s unique technique develops and deepens within the processes she creates in this investigation, ‘a powerful, lyrical vision, removed from galleries, shows, art strategies and aesthetic exercises, a vision owing itself only to the artist.” *
Curators and critics alike, both in Israel and abroad, from the Tel Aviv Museum (Nili Goren), the LACMA (Robert Sobieszek) to Art in Art America (Daniel Belasco), have praised the inventiveness of her unique techniques, describing it as “liberating the medium”, reminding “us that the essential of photography is light itself.” **
Milchan’s exhibitions and work have been featured and reviewed in various international art publications, and included in contemporary art auctions such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips de Pury.
Ronit was born in Germany and raised in Israel. She is a member of post theater NY/Berlin and a founding member of woken glacier theater company.
Recent credits: Assistant Director “Salt of the Earth” Puppet Cinema Piece adapted by Zvi Sahar.
Nature of Captivity by mathew paul olmos (Mabou Mines Suite @ PS 122) Cantaloupe by Gina Bonati (Laba, Boston ) I had a little voice (LABA); ON ART adaptation of ART by Yasmina Reza (Rohkunst Bau, Berlin); It is said the men are over in the steel tower by Hideo Tsuchida, adapted by Eriko Ogawa and Matthew Paul Olmos (TBG Theater, NYC); Struwwelmensch (Rohkunst Bau Festival, Berlin);) Matchmaker Matchmaker (Stadts Bank Berlin); Quartet by Heiner Müller (Westbeth Theater, NYC); The Child Dreams by Hanoch Levin (59E59, NYC). La Mama Umbria (Italy). Siti Company training and graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School.
Nadav LevGuitarist, composer, versatile musician
Guitarist and composer Nadav Lev is an exceptional virtuoso on both classical and electric guitar. His proficiency in through-composed as well as improvised music and his profound performances of the music of our time have made him one of today’s most captivating new performers. An Andres Segovia Award winner, Lev “is one of the greatest and most visionary guitarists working today.” (Sean Hickey) Hailed as “a master, (from) classical to jazz to rock to improvised music,” (Grego Applegate Edwards). Classical Guitar Magazine wrote “Lev is clearly a talented and engagingly musical performer when playing both solo and as a chamber musician. …his stage presence is entirely gracious and personable.” In the 2016-17 season Lev performed with the New York City Opera Orchestra in the New York Premiere of Eötvös’ ‘Angels in America.’ “Plucks of electric guitar work that instrument for all its echoey melancholy,” (Zachary Woolfe, NY Times). Other highlights include solo performances with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Meitar Chamber Ensemble in Israel. Mr. Lev has been performing throughout the US, Europe, Israel and South America, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Rose Hall at Lincoln Center and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Oscar Peterson Hall in Montreal and in festivals such as Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Musique en Graves and was the Artist in Residence at the Festival de Chaillol in France in 2015, and performed at the Marlow Guitar Series in Washington D.C. Additionally, Mr. Lev has collaborated with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, ECLAT Festival, Wet Ink Ensemble, Barbara Hannigan, Remy Yulzari, ICE, Miranda Cuckson, Zisl Slepovitch, Rinat Shaham and Mivos Quartet. Lev’s latest album release, NEW STRINGS ATTACHED with the Delos label, features 6 new works dedicated to him by contemporary Israeli composers including a piece written by Lev, himself. Mr. Lev is the only guitarist in recent years to have won AICF’s prestigious Abroad Studies Award and he also won the Ra’anana Guitar Competition’s first prize, the Jerusalem Guitar Competition’s Rodrigo Prize, Artists International and the Lillian Fuchs Awards. His main teachers were Ruben Seroussi, David Starobin, Steve Paskoff and Aharoni Benari.