Recognized as "full of invention and wit," (Roslyn Sulcas The New York Times) Jody Oberfelder combines strength and virtuosic movement with levity and whimsical physical imagination.
Jody Oberfelder Projects (JOP) performs for international audience at venues in Europe and Asia. The company recently toured to Prague, Czech Republic (NoD Experimental Theater Festival) and Frankfurt, Germany (Gallus Theater). Other spaces: 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. Nationally, the company has performed at Dance Place in Washington DC, 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 collaborates with many designers and composers, including Daniel Wohl, Sean Hagerty (New Music USA Grant) Angélica Négron, lighting designer Kathy Kaufmann, who received a Bessie for Oberfelder's "Landmarks of Dreams," Rachelle Garniez, Frank London, Andy Akiho, Liz Prince, Jordan Matter among many others. Creative support has come from CEC Artslink (for upcoming tour to Prague) DCA, Harkness Dance Foundation, The Starry Night Foundation, The Jaffee Family Fund, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Mira Ricanati, Earl D. & Gerald Appelstein. 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.