Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk


16.10.2007
19:00
Studio Słodownia +3
Yossi Berg / Oded Graf Heroes performance

choreography / performance 
Oded Graf, Yossi Berg

music 
Ohad Fishof, David Bowie

stage design / Costumes 
Talia Orbach, Inbal liblich

The evening was chosen by "The city" (Tel Aviv weekly) magazine as 1 of the 5 best dance evenings in Israel for 2006/2007

Two pieces grow one from another. Two ways of looking at the suggested situation, two men in one game. Traces of memory and patterns from a common and familiar past rise up from the self reflection, patterns that they attempt to shatter and rebel against, and to escape from.

fascinating, exciting and surprising evening, which takes the art of dance one step forward…the original movement breaks out of charismatic performers…an amazing example for unlimited nuances and variety of expressions that create emotional tension as if it was a written play…the creations develops until it's climax with David Bowies "Heroes" and the theater is flooded with intensity and energy beyond any logical limits…

The City (Weekly) by Michal Baadani

Plenty of truth and integrity could be found in "Heroes"… the two dancers portray a complex relationship between two desperately lonely men, with each character impeded by his difficulty in trusting the other. ...emotional content and concluded impressively.

The Jerusalem Post (Israel daily) by Ora Brafman

 

The collaboration between Yossi and Oded started during 2005 alongside with their other activities as independent choreographers. Their experience together raised up issues, style, physicality and new ways of looking at dance and the exploration of performance.

Oded Graf, born in Israel in 1979, Oded Graf won for two years in a row in the “Dansolution” competition for choreography in Copenhagen, Denmark. He presented his works in festivals over Germany, Sweden, Israel, Denmark, Lithuania, etc... Danced in the “Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company”, “Noa Dar Dance Company” As freelance he danced with the choreographers: Ari Rosenzwieg, Morten Instraad, Yossi Berg, Niv Sheinfeld, etc. Created pieces for: “Israel festival”, Jerusalem, “Gaida festival”. Vilnius, for the “Aura Dance Company”, “Short Stories”, Copenhagen. He is teaching and leading workshops and classes through out Israel and Europe. He studies towards a B.A degree in communication at the Open University.

Yossi Berg is the receipt of the Israeli Ministry of Culture award for an ‘out standing Choreographers’ and ‘best solo artist performer’ between the years 2001-2006. 
He won first prize of the ‘International Serge Diaghilev Competition of Choreography Art’ Gdansk Poland 2003 and of the ‘International Competition for Choreography’ Hanover, Germany 2006. Berg worked with DV8 Physical Theater,Batsheva Dance Company (where he worked with choreographers as Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Angelin Preljocaj among others), Yasmeen Godder Company and others. Between the years 1997-2007 he commissioned choreographies for the "Curtain-up / International Exposure" festivals in Tel Aviv. He created works for International dance companies and opera theaters such as: Batsheva Dance Co. and Muza Dance Co. in Israel, Donlon Dance Co. and Tanztheater Osnabruk in Germany, "Gaida" - The International Festival for Electronic music and Aura Dance Co. in Lithuania, Polski Ballet, Belgrade Drama Theater and his works are featured in different festivals and he is teaching and leading workshops throughout Israel and Europe. In 2006 he created "Heroes" - a full length evening together with Oded Graf, which he is both collaborating and performing with since 2005 in Israel and Europe.

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