"Ferver’s performances are so extreme that they sometimes look and feel like exorcisms."
- The New Yorker
"Darkly funny…. for all his humor there is something weirdly bittersweet about Mr. Ferver, whose dialogue exists on some edge of reality and fiction."
"With his mad blue Bette Davis eyes and penchant for public suffering, he is good at making a spectacle of himself, and- more to the point- he excels at making his audiences deeply uncomfortable. While he constructs and subverts identity, presenting and manipulating images of sexuality, abuse, and self love, those of us watching are implicated in his physically raw, violent works. We can’t look away, and naturally, we don’t want to."
"Best dance of 2009"
"With Ferver’s understated sureness of touch as director… the oscillation between insouciance and desolation makes the show."
"The young performance artist’s surname brings to mind a quality of his work. To that add outrageousness, surprising subtlety, and huge ambition in subject matter."
"Although Ferver is rubbed with a patina that has one shuffling through references (from Jack Smith to John Kelly, Bette Davis to Bette Midler), he nonetheless occupies his current situation, even if he always simultaneously renders it productively shaky."
- Johanna Burton, Artforum (print only)
“He writes and choreographs challenging, provocative dance theater that explores sexuality, identity, and, loosely stated, the horrible things people to do one another in the service of their own fragile egos.”