2023.10.03 (周二 Tuesday)
深圳市龙岗区文化中心大剧院 Shenzhen Longgang District Culture Center Grand Theater
Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theatre (Israel)
Concept & choreography: Yossi BERG & Oded GRAF
Music advuce & original score: Nadav BARNEA
Lighting: Omer SHIZAF
Costumes: Ilanit SHAMIA
Sound technician: Eilon PERI
Artistic advisor: Rachel ERDOS
Outside eye: Nava ZUCKERMAN, Ran BROWN, Nir SEGAL
Dancers: Yossi BERG, Ofri MANTELL, Tal ALDER
Program duration: 65 mins (with no intermission)
The gap between the way love is presented in culture and the way it is experienced by individuals is the basis and inspiration for Berg and Graf’s dance-musical-performance When Love Walked In. The work is constructed as a series of short stories connected by a body that is in search of intimacy. Three people oscillate between personal nostalgia and collective memory, sing and dance to fill the gap between their inner world and the one outside. The past wanders around the space like a ghost, putting on and taking of the shape of songs that haunt you, and of bodies whose tangible memory has been imprinted on you.
In this piece, the choreographers continue to explore the essence of what it means to be human – to love, to get excited, to fail, to dream, to long for something, to belong and to be estranged. They would like to surface that which is evasive and undefined, and whose edges only art can touch.
Yossi BERG（right）Oded GRAF（left）
Yossi Berg and Oded Graf Dance Theatre
A freelance, project-based company that premieres one to two works by its directors each year. The choreographers’ unique style incorporates physical movement, text, vocal work, and conceptual research that supports and expresses the theme of each production. For each creation, the company invites different artists including performers, musicians, and set and costume designers to participate in a collaborative process. The company’s repertory features a variety of works ranging from short pieces to full-length evenings, and the number of performers varies from show to show. Yossi and Oded are often being invited as guest choreographers for other companies.
Rabinovich Foundation, The Lottery Council for Arts, Tel Aviv Municipality, The Ministry of Culture