REVIEWS

Come Jump With Me

A blow to the gut, somewhere between black humor and suffocation [Read More]

– Tal Levin, Achbar Ha’ir

An artistic achievement; a focused and shocking performance; daring and personal [Read More]

– Zvi Goren, Habama

A cartoon that becomes a gut-wrenching act of hara-kiri. A smart and refined parody [Read More]

– Ruth Eshel, Ha’aretz

Strong dancers with a clear presence. Messages that are sharp and merciless. ‘In your face.’ [Read More]

– Ora Brafman, Dance Talk

INTERVJU: JOSI BERG I ODED GRAF, KOREOGRAFI [Read More]

– Biljana Lijeskićčetvrtak, Politika, Serbia

Come Jump with Me marks many significant breaks from the duo’s established way of working [Read More]

– Ori J. Lenkinski, The Jerusalem post

Come Jump With Me, one of the festival’s standout performances [Read More]

– Kathleen Wessel , Dance Informa, U.S.A

האמנות מעלה על נס את הטוב ביותר שהאדם מסוגל לו: התקווה, האמונה, האהבה, היופי, התפילה או חלומותיו וכיסופיו [Read More]

– יוסי ברג ועודד גרף, מגזין מחול עכשיו

מחול מטורף [Read More]

– טוהר חלפון, קול השרון

New York Times [Read More]

– Brian Schaefer, The New York Times

Bodyland

The artistic freedom to dare and bring together the dancers and their insane physical ambitions and the intelligent text creates a different kind of work from the one we are led to expect. The piece is performed by five wonderful male dancers [Read More]

– Ruth Eshel, Haaretz

Juxtaposing the physical with the philosophical, the tender with the tantalizing and the political with the profane, Bodyland is a performance with bounce and balls. Yossi Berg and Oded Graf delve deep into the body, without neglecting any of its surfaces or connotations, including the body politic. In their signature fusion of dance with text, Yossi and Oded prove time and again that you can be entertaining without compromising art, funny without cliché and intelligent without being didactic. Their texts and timing are as tight as their bodies, all used to full advantage here

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– Ayelet Dekel, MidnightEast

A Dream of Blood and Soil…A truly surreal environment serves the almost maniacal dramaturgy [Read More]

– Sean Ongley , Ambitmag

A breath of hope is at the heart of “BodyLand”…Good-natured humor, along with an ebullient joie de vivre for the human body in all its masterful imperfection [Read More]

– Celina Russell, The Oregonian

I was so overwhelmed with the beauty of it all that I became teary. It felt spiritual, other worldly, possibly referring to a larger higher power, to something much larger than us. Laughter to tears inside an hour [Read More]

– Jamuna Chiarini , Oregon Artswatch

Yossi and Oded continue to demonstrate an intelligent and fascinating creative voice, one that isn’t afraid of touching on political issues, yet doesn’t do it on the expense of movement being the prime source from which the materials are created [Read More]

– Tal Levin , Achbar Online

It’s immediately and conflictingly delightful. Everywhere you look in BodyLand, there’s something new and compelling to see [Read More]

– Kaitie Todd , Willamette Week

Så dygtigt er det lavet, at jeg suges dybt ind i mig selv [Read More]

– Michael Svennevig, Orkendromme

All kinds of unexpected things happened in an almost childlike, nonsensical way. Through daring, physical originality we witnessed a recapitulation of the original body parts [Read More]

– Judith Brin Ingber, Dance in Israel

יצירתם של יוסי ברג ועודד גרף מתבוננת בנוף המולדת באמצעות הגוף האנושי

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– Zvi Goren, Habama

לא עיוורים לגוף – על הסוציולוגיה המתפתחת של התנועה [Read More]

– יעל (ילי) נתיב, מכון ויצמן

Berg and Graf dive into the one undeniable fact of human existence: the body [Read More]

– Ayelet Dekel, MidnightEast

You want it, body and soul, but who do you listen to? [Read More]

– Cecilie Bech Christensen, Chopenhagen Post

Hvad betyder det, når du virkelig lytter dybere til din krop? Når du er i nuet, og nærværende i din krop? [Read More]

– Camilla Tonning Baelum , Terpsichore

”Bodyland”, der byder på både humoristiske, poetiske og rå fysiske udtryk samt sang og tale [Read More]

– Vibeke Wern, Berlingske

Black Fairytale

“Black Fairytale” is a work of art in each one of its seventy minutes [Read More]

– Zvi Goren, Habama

Both pain and inspiration in a thought-provoking work that does not give up any physical or creative richness [Read More]

– Tal Levin, Achbar Online

A lyrical, trembling event, until we want this fairytale to continue forever
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– Anat Zecharia, Yedioth Ahronot

Razor sharp, intricately layered, masquerading-as-cliché texts, wrapped in astute awareness, with a delightful wink [Read More]

– Ora Brafman, The Jerusalm Post

An intriguing work of art, that links contemporary problematic reality with the fairytales of childhood, and shows them in a new light [Read More]

– Ruth Eshel, Haaretz

Two young fearless choreographers…one of the most eye-catching works “Black Fairy” [Read More]

– 陳宜庭

Black Fairytale delves beneath the shiny surface, exploring issues like prejudice or racism [Read More]

– Elise Beacom, The Chopenhagen Post

Far darker than that of a Disney flick [Read More]

– Ori J. Lenkinski, The Jerusalem Post

Fornem danseaften – Black Fairytale? – en aften af de rigtig gode danseaftener!
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– Iben Maria Hammer, Terpsichore

Animal Lost

What happens if the instincts triumph over civilization? With ANIMAL LOST want two choreographers to spark a transformation process where we look at each other as nuanced and complex people [Read More]

– Marie Brakchi, TerpsiChore

Remarkable dancing, this bold and bizarre work offers undeniable truth [Read More]

– Anne Morris, World Dance Reviews

“Animal Lost”, with its small steps and its large gestures is a thought provoking work [Read More]

– Zvi Goren, Habama

The driving force behind the performance is the reality of living on Planet Earth in 2010. They use stereotypes to mirror society – they drive them to the edge of reason and force them to deal with each other. And once the edge of reason has been reached and everybody has taken off their masks, what will be left? [Read More]

– Mette Windberg Baarup, The Copenhagen Post

A good creative spark can go a long way [Read More]

– Ori J. Lenkinski, The Jerusalem Post

Ce qu’ils ont à dire, ils le disent crûment, sans détours, d’une manière très physique, avec un langage original, très coloré, et un dynamisme peu commun. Et quand ils touchent à notre société, cela peut faire mal, très mal. Mais c’est aussi cela qui fait leur force [Read More]

– J.M. Gourreau, Critiphotodanse Paris

La soirée d’ouverture est détonante…cela peut basculer à tout moment du côté de la caresse ou de la brutalité [Read More]

– Smaranda Olcese, Toutleculture France

The performance displayed another focus on identity a truly refreshing one [Read More]

– Jessica Wilson, TheatreFix

Now Israeli audiences who have heard the buzz from abroad will get their chance to catch the wildly popular production [Read More]

– Deborah Friedes Galili, Dance in Israel

Full of astonishing dance technique, pop music mixed with sad longing songs…surely has to be seen and experienced [Read More]

– Olga Macz, TIME OUT

Animal Lost talks about humanity [Read More]

– Radmila Djurica , Creative Europe

Hypnotiserende Hoftevrid…Bare at læne sig tilbage og blive overvældet af den smukke koreografi og de talentfulde dansere [Read More]

– Bjarke Gunslev, Byenkalder.dk

4Men, Alice, Bach and the Deer

It is exposed, explicit and noisy; it is constructed from a dizzying series of visual, structural and musical brilliancies [Read More]

– Omri Herzog , Achbar Online

Yossi Berg and Oded Graf’s new production is an exciting quantum leap in their work [Read More]

– Zvi Goren , Habama

A very original, fascinating, rich and well done production. The creators are talented, original and bold [Read More]

– Rachel Bilski-Cohen , The Israel Festival

We dance on the blood to justify the wound [Read More]

– Anat Zecharia , Ma'ariv

Underneath all of this revelry, pretense disillusionment, there is a solid foundation of love, talent, and basic captivating humanity [Read More]

– Ora Brafman , Dance Talk

Berg and Graf’s entertainingly antic yet thoughtful work has a conceptual bent and a taste for audacious theatricality [Read More]

– Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

The four performers coming together to create an experience of emotional, physical and intellectual intensity [Read More]

– Ayelet Dekel , Midnighteast

Fantastic Poem on the Stage [Read More]

– F.OUND MAGAZINE

It is a fairy tale of vile and virtue [Read More]

– Talia Baruch , Copyous

Careful work leads to the paradoxes in human gestures and reflexes [Read More]

– Marta Zgierska , Nowytaniec

Da schreien die Körper nach Berührung, aber nur der Kampf ist das legitime Mittel, einander nahe zu kommen, in den Armen zu liegen [Read More]

– Boris Michael Gruhl, Tanznetz.de

Markante Brüche, assoziiert Gruppendynamik, Hahnenkämpfe, Stauformationen, und die Vision einer heilen,störfreien Männerwelt zerbricht an der beschriebenen „Erscheinung“ von Alice [Read More]

– Gabriele Gorgas, Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

Bytomska publiczność lubi spektakle Yossi Berga i Odeda Grafa [Read More]

– Telewizory czarno-białe

Heroes

The surprising and original movement immediately speaks to the audience, as if it was a written play [Read More]

– Michal Ba’adani , Achbar Online

Here are the five most prominent dance and movement productions of the past year: “Heroes” – Breaking Through the Boundary of Logic [Read More]

– Critics Choice , Achbar Online

Heroes lets Graf and Berg’s full throttle charm shine through [Read More]

– Nancy Wozny, Arts & Culture, USA

Without any fear, they use self-irony, and pathos. The unlimited freedom in moving and the amazing expression gives lightness to the performance. What surprises, is its freshness – this impression comes from a total engagement of the artists [Read More]

– Katarzyna Piwońska, E-teatr

These are remarkable young artists, journeying and learning all over the world [Read More]

– Jennifer Noyer, Albuquerque Journal, USA

By tworzyć wielkie rzeczy na scenie nie potrzeba ani wielu ludzi, ani scenografii pełnej przepychu. Piękno potrafi zrodzić się także z prostoty i minimalizmu [Read More]

– Renata Pernak, Histmag.org

המחול הזה הוא פעימת החיים עצמם [Read More]

– חן סיוון, סלונה

YOSSI BERG AND ODED GRAF: TEN YEARS, TEN WORKS, AND THIRTY-ONE COUNTRIES LATER [Read More]

– Angela Mariana Schöpke, Culturebot, NYC

Po prostu – ciekawe przedstawienie [Read More]

– Anna Koczorowska, Nowytaniec

Mechanical Trio in a Hot Country

A boiling mixture in which despair and desire merge into one [Read More]

– Ora Brafman , Dance Talk

El espectáculo ofrecido se luce en su plasticidad y elegancia, vigor, fuerza, intensidad [Read More]

– Jose Rafael Sosa , El Nacional

Most of the Day I'm out

דיאלוג מהפנט [Read More]

– אורה ברפמן, ריקוד דיבור

It is impossible to remain indifferent towards their ironic style and particular sense of humor, full of brilliant observations [Read More]

– Anna Duda, Ballet dance - Critical dance forum

Dwa ciała interferujące ze sobą w przestrzeni pustki ukazały piękno i powab minimalizmu. Sztuka tańca została doskonale przyprawiona dobrym smakiem [Read More]

– Magdalena Mikrut, konferencjastt.blox.pl

את עבודותיו של ברג מאפיינים הומור פרוע והעובדה שהוא לא חושב רק מחול. אלא שב”רוב היום אני בחוץ” פינה ההומור את מקומו למציאות מאיימת, פסימית וכלל לא מצחיקה. זהו ריקוד קצר, אינטנסיבי, דחוס ומיוזע מלווה בטקסטים שלא מנסים להתחנף [Read More]

– סער דיין, מעריב

Archive

The most brilliant dance performance to come out of Israel during the past year, and Yossi Berg has become Israel’s most outstanding choreographer [Read More]

– Gal Alster, Tzomet Hasharon

He pays attention not only to the line of movements, their precision or tempo, but also to diverse forms of energy passing through the body of dancers. Pulses, dynamic twists and turns, unexpected body movements, dancers’ state of the mind [Read More]

– Ewa Obrebowska, Piasecka Gazeta

אחרי שנים של יצירה בלתי פוסקת בתוך סצנת המחול הישראלי, הגיע הזמן של הרקדן והכוריאוגרף יוסי ברג לפרוץ החוצה, מעבר לגבולות עצמו ומעבר למגבלות השיח המקומי. זה קרה במקביל לחיבור ראשוני ועמוק עם עודד גרף, רקדן, יוצר ושותף לעשייה ולחיים. בשנתיים האחרונות, במקביל לחיים, הם התחילו לנסוק [Read More]

– מרב יודילוביץ, YNET

בעידן המודרני מכריחים את הגברים לרסן את הצד החייתי והייצרי שלהם, אומרים הכוריאוגרפים יוסי ברג ועודד גרף. את החסכים הללו הם החליטו לבדוק ביצירתם “ארבעה גברים, אליס, באך והצבי”, שתועלה השבוע

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– רוני דורי, הארץ

The result is a dream cast, of which each of the four performers shines while contributing to a rock solid ensemble [Read More]

– Ori J. Lenkinski, The Jerusalem Post

יוסי ברג ועודד גרף: בודקים את הקשר בין האדם לחיה שבתוכו [Read More]

– אלעד סמורזיק, הארץ

יצירה מעוררת מחשבה, ומבחינת יוצריה היא צעד חשוב שבו השפה הכוריאוגרפית שלהם מקבלת גוונים חדשים, עמוקים [Read More]

– צבי גורן, הבמה

יוסי ברג ועודד גרף רוקדים גבריות [Read More]

– אייל מלובן, עכבר העיר תל אביב

מבקרים רבים כתבו כי השפה שלכם היא לא קונבנציונלית ומאד אישית. מה בכל זאת מאפיין את השפה שלכם? [Read More]

– נרדה, עמותת הכוריאוגרפים

איך נולדים רעיונות? [Read More]

– נרדה, עמותת הכוריאוגרפים

אנימל לוסט – כוריאוגרפיה מלאה בתשוקה ועונג [Read More]

– טל לוין, עכבר העיר

בזה נעוצה היושרה שלה, וגם נועזותה: היא מציגה את חוסר המנוחה הגברי, שמופעל על ידי הצורך ב”עוד” – עוד ריגושים, עוד כוח, עוד מבחני און [Read More]

– עמרי הרצוג, עכבר העיר אונליין