Most of the Day I'm out
Choreography: Yossi Berg
Performers: Yossi Berg and Oded Graf
Music: Carlos Gardel
Costumes: Dalia Lider
Co-production: Curtain Up/International Exposure Festivals, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv.
Won first prize at the International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover, Germany and received the Israel Ministry of Culture Award. Performed throughout the U.S., Taiwan, South Korea, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, and Israel, and was commissioned for international dance companies including the Tanztheater Osnabrück in Germany, the Introdans Dance Company in Holland, Company E – Washington, DC in the U.S, and TND Company in Spain.
Everyday gestures and vigorous movement are deconstructed and reconstructed into a duet in which two men conduct a dialogue. In their limited way, they communicate by means of rapid and sometimes violent hand movements. The mutual tension between them leads to the creation of original, surprising moments filled with humor.
From the press:
“This is a powerful performance, beautiful to the point of being poetic. The tapestry of movements possesses fascinating qualities. This, indeed, is a dance that one will want to see a second time…” Giora Manor, Israel Dance
“This is one of the most impressive and exciting programs I have ever seen… A gem of creativity, daring and originality, with excellent execution…”Ruth Eshel, Ha’aretz
“It is impossible to remain indifferent towards their ironic style and particular sense of humor, full of brilliant observations…” Anna Duda, Ballet Critical dance forum
Tech: 2 dancers Duration: 10 min Premiere: 2001