Recognized as "full of invention and wit," (Roslyn Sulcas The New York Times, March 22nd, 2008) Jody Oberfelder combines strength and virtuosic movement with levity and whimsical physical imagination.
Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects (JODP) performs Jody's athletic/ expressive choreography, finding an international audience at venues in Europe and Asia, from the Centre National de la Danse in Paris, Die Werkstatt in Dusseldorf, The Pusan National Theater in Korea, The 20th Annual International Festival of Modern Dance in Seoul, to The Belgrade Dance Festival with performances at The Belgrade State Theater in Serbia and the State Theater of Montenegro in Podorica. In the past, the company has performed at Jacob's Pillow, The Ailey Center, Dance New Amsterdam, MASS MoCA, Washington College in Maryland, and The Yard in Martha's Vineyard. Oberfelder has presented her work at numerous locations throughout New York City, including Abrons Arts Center, the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, DNA, Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater, Dixon Place, Symphony Space, The Jewish Museum, The Flea Theater, Joyce SoHo, and PS 122. JODP has been aired on Serbian National TV, ABC's Nightline, and Metro Arts 13.
The company has collaborated with many designers and composers, including lighting designer Kathy Kaufmann, who received a Bessie for Oberfelder's "Landmarks of Dreams," Rachelle Garniez, Frank London, Rob Schwimmer, Dan Goode (all of whom received Meet the Composer Grants for their work with Oberfelder), Andy Akiho, Weston Minissali, Travis Magee, Katrin Schnabl, Coleman Hough, Mercedes Murphy, Mistiq, Malina Rauschenfels, Mike Rimbaud, Paul Ruest, Liz Prince, Jordan Matter among many others. Creative support has come from The Department of Cultural Affaris, Harkness Dance Foundation, The Starry Night Foundation, The Jaffee Family Fund, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Mira Ricanati, Earl D. & Gina Ingoglia Weiner, The Yard, CND Pantin, MASS MoCA, and Dance New Amsterdam, New York Foundation for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, JP Morgan Chase, and The National Endowment for the Arts.