Bat Sheva Dance Company – Don’t Boycott Art
Here we go again. In what has become a regular routine, once again the BDS crowd turn to attack Israeli culture abroad – This time, it’s the Bat Sheva Dance Company.
Bat Sheva and the Ensemble youth group are due to perform in Edinburgh in the end of this month – Starting August 30 – And the usual suspects are already up and about rallying and bullying to try and stop the shows.
The Boycott Divestment Sanction movement’s (BDS) latest similar campaign– attempting to prevent the Israeli National theatre HaBima from performing at the London Globe theatre this May – Was a failure. The shows were up as scheduled, and BDSers were dismissed both online and on-site. Boycotting Israel as a “political” tool has been proven not only ineffective, but in some cases as I presented in previous blog posts – A suspicious cover up for good old fashioned hatred, racism and anti-Semitism.
Boycotting Bat Sheva is boycotting art. It’s boycotting culture.
I’ll be online spreading this message in the upcoming week – Linking to this blog post, and sharing the beautiful images made using some awesome Dancers footage.
Join me if you will, and help me prove that art can’t be stopped. It can’t be labeled, it won’t be silenced, and it shouldn’t be boycotted.
I have wrote a letter urging Scottish journalists to stay objective and professional while covering the subject:
Here is how to contact with some of the Scottish Media, please join me and Email them or make a phone call as well, you are welcome to use my text 🙂
I’m writing to you as a blogger, a reader and an activist.
I understand that you will be covering the Israeli dance company, Bat Sheva, performance in the Edinburgh International Festival – And part of the story is obviously the political debate around it.
As a respected journalist you should always keep in mind that every story has two sides. I wish Bat Sheva’s performances were covered and examined simply as art (for better or worse…), but if already choosing a political angel on a matter of arts, he must stay objective and at least cover both sides and show the whole picture. While pro Palestinian activists are running loud and aggressive campaigns against the show- Others, like myself, support it both online and offline – And we’ll be as loud as we can.
The Daily Herald.
Contact them at:firstname.lastname@example.org or their Sunday edition: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org their Arts editor Keith Bruce on: email@example.com or call their switchboard on: 0141 302 7000
The Daily Record.
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call their switchboard on: 0141 309 3000