Last updated February 16th 2017
Tel Aviv-based choreographers Yossi Berg and Oded Graf began collaborating in 2005. In the past decade, they’ve garnered a reputation for boundary-pushing work that is highly physical, poignant and clever—critically responding to the “social and political realities of contemporary life.”
The duo has catapulted to the forefront of Israel’s dynamic dance scene, earning them accolades from institutions both at home and abroad; including the Israel Lottery Council for Art, the Israel Ministry of Culture, and the Rabinovich Foundation of the Arts. Berg and Graf tour their productions worldwide and throughout Israel, with regular performances at Tel Aviv’s own Suzanne Dallal Center.
Their latest work, Come Jump With Me, can be seem at Tmu-na Theater this April. Set in a fantasy-like playground that involves multiple levels of consciousness, expect to be captivated by the explosive movements and provocative props that serve as a “dialogue between the choreographers and the country where they live.” The electric work is, without a doubt, a timely examination of the significance of art given the political reality of Israel.
Written by Lisa Geismar
Photo credit: Yair Hovav and Gadi Dagon.