Tetris – reviews
"Noa Dar can make us feel like parts in a Tetris Game. In a breathtaking way, she succeeds to apply the principle of interactivity, as it expressed in computers’ media culture” Frankfurter neue presse, September 09, Munstersche Zeitung.de, September 09
"The fact that during the show, we exposed to the looks of the other spectators and of the protagonists, is a result of the genius concept of this work: the removal of boundaries between public and private spaces, is possible with the radical change in perspective that this performance allows" "Noa Dar's body images developed an unusual momentum. After 80 minutes, viewers are smiling to each other because they have passed along an extraordinary aesthetic experience.It does not happen much in Dance – theater performances." Frankfurter Allgemeine, September 09
Links to German Press clips and critics from September's Tour to Frankfurt and Munster with Arnica and Tetris:
Press from Chille : Tour Jan. 08 :
"Es genial, atractivo, emocionante, hermoso… original. Una obra que se ve parado, al nivel de los pies de unos cuerpos que danzan armónicamente y que se arrastran para unir Tel Aviv y Santiago con las miradas."
Denis Leyton, Imaganes & Letres, 26.01.08
"Finally, the most Ingenious work I have seen for a long time: TETRIS, a stage creation directed by an exceptional Israeli choreographer. From the moment you enter the Museum of Contemporary Art, everything is original. The Group of dancers that move to the sounds of electronic music excelled in creating intensive allegory images concerning couples relations ships, sex, loneliness, death and other themes that are presented almost above you. If to make a comparison to Cinema – Tetris brings the close-up view to the theatrical stage. The sweat of the male dancers, the wet skin of the tinny dancer, or the beautiful eyes of the blond girl… It is Ingenious, attractive, beautiful, exciting and original. A work you will never forget” Denis Leyton: Imaganes & Letres Website:
“TETRIS by the Israeli dance group of Noa Dar is one of the most innovative performances to ever being presented on the stages of Santiago a Mil. The atmosphere combines ritual glory with tranquility. The music is gentle, light is dim and on the stage – variety of angels utilized: up, down and forward. A clamming feminine voice guides the 69 spectators. Everybody participate actively. The work is called TETRIS for the movements use all stage's surfaces possible, like in the game by the same name. There is no linear story, only sensations that keep the audience attentive and alert all the time. The group involves modern dance with theater. The facial expressions are essentials for interoperate the physical movements of the dancers. The performers look into the eyes of the spectator who locked in cages and jump over their heads. The music is loud in your ears, the stage trembles strongly until you fear that it would fall down, but the whole experience is very well designed”.
Maria Paz Elgria, "EL MERCURIO", January 2008, Santiago, chile
“The goal that led the creators was to examine artist – spectator’s relations, while giving the spectators an innovative experience of viewing a performance that takes a laboratory shape. The goal was achieved above and beyond, as seen in theses performances where the performers dance only centimeters away from the spectator’s heads.”
LA SEGUNDA, January 2008, Santiago, Chile, Javier Eibkcha.
Press from Israel:
"Tetris is a performance that succeeds to affix an imprint on the soul". Ruth Eshel, "Ha'aretz", May, 2007
"Tetris is an innovative creation that creats a unique language, checking borders and challenging spectators and performers alike. No doubt it is the creation of the year, maybe of the decade, in Israeli dance. "
Gal Alster, "TimeOut Tel Aviv", 21.6.07
“Tetris is a spectacular creation, releasing from the body excitement and shock, causing turbulent and mind stimulating interactions between dancers and spectators”. Michal Ba’adani ,"City Mouse" online, 12/10/06
“Unconventional and compelling, Tetris has the potential to be an important piece with lasting impact both in Israel and abroad” Ora Brafman, “Jerusalem Post” 12.11.06
“No doubt, this is an exciting performance, giving a unique and fascinating experience”.
Dana Gilerman, "Ha'aretz" , 10/10/06
“The joint creation of choreographer Noa Dar and plastic artist Natti Shamia-Ofer,
offers a different viewpoint which is altered by the occurrences on the stage. The “peeping” idea which stands behind the brilliant production, the assorted ensemble of the participating dancers broadens the opportunities held by the concept.” Meirav Yodelvitz, “Ynet”, 11/10/06
“The view is mesmerizing, more “Matrix” than “Tetris”: the giant white boardfrom which poke out tens of cut-off heads, giggling and winking, it is a surreal feeling. This human landscape is exceptional. Everyone, tramples’ and trampled, felt relieved at the third and exciting part of the performance.”
Eitan Bar Yossef, “Achbar Ha’ir”, 13/10/06
“Dar decided to break with conventions of the dance world’s outlook and to construct them anew. This is a true celebration – all you need is to loosen your conventions, take a deep breath and enjoy the abundance surrounding you”. Itay Mautner, “NRG”, Jan, 07
More videos and articles on Tetris:
Dance Now Magazine on Tetris (Dec. 09) PDF
DanceInIsrael: Noa Dar's Tetris is shaping the space
YouTube Article on Tetris
Dance Review- Jerusalem Post
Tetris on Ynet (HEB)
Tetris On NRG (HEB)
Ballet-Tanz Int (ENG), march 2007
Tetris in Shangahai: Photo presentation
Jerusalem Post – Innovations: Daring dance, april 2007