Theater Group “ORTO-Da”
ORTO-Da Theatre Group was established in Israel at the initiative of Yinon Tzafrir, with Yifat Zandani Tzafrir & Avi Gibson Bar-El joining in 1996.
The ORTO-Da name expresses the tension between the desires to save old ways of thinking and the ambition to create new ones. The first half of the word is cut from the orthodox, which expresses the cultural memory and roots. The second half of the word is cut from the word Dada, the cultural movement that explored new territories of art. Combining the two words together creates an artistic harmony.
In Hebrew, the word ‘ORTO-Da’ divides into two different words: Or means “Light” and Toda means “Thank You”.
a Documentary Film of the ‘Orto-Da’ theatre group
Director: Tor Ben-Mayor
Producer: Sigal Landsberg