Press – Quiet

“The work and courage these four men have put into this is amazing and makes me think, wouldn’t it be great if this could happen on a larger scale, and really bring people who are culturally and politically set against each other to some kind of understanding?”
Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine, NYC, US

“Zaides creates a picture of great compassion that is almost always hidden from sight when violence and torture capture the frontline. (…) “Quiet” of Arkadi Zaides is a whipping, beating and offensive work of art, bleeding itself and seeking to remind us that there is also something else other than the routine of fun. “
Zvi Goren, Habama, Israel

“The local dance industry barely engages in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the little that does, touches only its margins. “Quiet”, a dance initiated by Arkadi Zaides, finally brings about a significant and kicking saying about living in constant tension. “
Meirav Yudilevitch, Ynet, Israel

“Quiet” is an experimental and ambitious piece digging into the realm of “politics”, harnessing a unique form of body language, without using any traditional dance language. (…) It is striking how political the dance can be without any text and at the same time being free from any propaganda. (…) This piece, however, created following long hours of discussions and rehearsals, is stunning beyond the Israeli-Palestinian issues. “
Tatsuro Iishi, Dance Magazine, Japan

“The contact between the men is intense at times, tender at others, about to erupt into violence at other moments. their movement often takes place at the edge of touch, the space between them replete with emotional tension as if what must be said is almost too much to bear.“
Ayelet Dekel, Midnight East, Israel