The Israel Festival is set to open its gates for the 58th year in Jerusalem at the end of May, showcasing a rich, varied and multidisciplinary artistic program from Israel and around the world.

The internationally renowned festival’s artistic program will reflect this year on expressions of identity and will explore the boundaries of artistic creation and the separation of “artists,” “viewers,” “self” and “the other.”

More than 30,000 expected visitors will enjoy dance, music, theater, performance art, video art and instillations from leading artists from Israel and abroad.

The festival will run from May 30 to June 15, opening with an outdoor concert on the Jerusalem Theater plaza, followed by an after-party with a live laboratory to engage audiences in music making.

Another highlight is going to be an open-air celebration of Jewish poet Rabbi Shalom Shabazi’s 400th birthday at the Tower of David on June 11, featuring leading Israeli artists Berry Sakharof, Ester Rada and Idan Amedi, among others.

Additional venues for the festival will be the City Hall rooftop, Museum for Islamic Art and Eden Tamir Music Center in the Ein Kerem neighborhood.

“We are very excited to present the 58th Israel Festival program, and invite you to enjoy the finest contemporary stage and performance arts in the country and from around the world. Unique, out-of-the-box performances that will bring new light to our world and open doors to new ones; art that will question, disrupt, upset, entertain, excite and inspire,” says Israel Festival director Eyal Sher.

For more details, click here.