ORTO-Da Theatre Group was established by Yinon Tzafrir together with Yifat Zandani Tzafrir and Avi Gibson Bar-El in 1996.
The ORTO-Da group focuses on studying, creating and performing unique Theatre events using an original international language, based on deep observation and research of human mental and physical behavior.
The name, ORTO-Da expresses the tension between the desire to preserve traditional ways of thinking and the dedication to create new ones. It was derived from playing with the words “orthodox” and “Dada” and the Hebrew words for “light” and “thanks”.
The blend of these meanings reflects both our anchor and our freedom to create in the language of the theatre.
Since the group`s foundation in 1996′ ORTO-Da has won many international theatre prizes.
The documentary film about the ‘Orto-Da’ Theatre Group
Director: Tor Ben-Mayor
Producer: Sigal Landsberg