Surprise Bag Photo: Itamar Ginsburg, Maxim Dinshtein

Surprise Bag

In collaboration with Barutina  the Jerusalem International Book Forum  and supported by the Culture and Community Innovation Foundation  
Thursday 19.5
Yael Garden, Mishkenot Sha'ananim Cultural Center

A Culinary fiesta in Honor of the Tenth Anniversary of the Writers Festival

Between imagination and reality, the tangible and the poetic, the dramatic and the mundane: A multidisciplinary performance that combines sound, movement, food, and text for an experience that involves all the senses.

Following a long period of work in the sensory lab, Noam Helfer, a musician, and Eyal Asulin, a foodie, have created a particularly surprising multi-sensory culinary performance especially for the closing event of the Writers Festival.

The show was created with the magical space of Yael Garden in mind.

We invite you to give in, get lost with us, and have fun!


Artistic management, direction, and emotional feeding: Eyal Asulin and Noam Helfer

Movement: Dana Marcus and Shahar Dolinsky

Opera: Inbar Livne

Harp and Vocals: Katrin Lasko

Apostles: Inbar Tenzer and the Altar Girls

Stage management: Bat-El Dotan


  • During the show, samples of the food will be served to the audience. All the food will be kosher and vegan.
  • The entrance to Yael Garden is adjacent to the Touro restaurant, at 2 S. A. Nachon St., Jerusalem.

  • Admission is free on a space-available basis.

  • Places are unmarked.

  • The event will take place outdoors. We recommend wearing warm clothing.

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