Pardes was born at home. It is a work of art in which the body connects to its inner spiritual layers – to the insides of each human being/dancer, while being interwoven with a common tapestry.
Pardes The Hebrew word for “orchard” – originates from ancient Persian and means a garden of trees. The word has also penetrated to other languages – “Paradise”.
In Jewish mysticism, Pardes represents the first initials of four Hebrew words which refer to interpretative approaches of religious texts: Pshat (literal meaning); Remez (hinted meaning); Drash (interpretive meaning) and Sod (secret meaning).
The music for Pardes was created by international percussion artist Itamar Doari. The soundtrack was interwoven into the process of creating the choreography, was created and recorded in real time in the studio – and granted us a golden opportunity to work with one of the most important and prominent percussion artists in Israel and in the world.
Choreographer: Noa Wertheim
Original Music: Itamar Doari
Assistant choreographer: Rina Wertheim-Koren
Dancers: Etai Peri, Sian Olles, Daniel Costa, Eden Ben Shimol,Korina Friman, Micah Aimos
Lighting Design:Dani Fishof – Magenta
Stage Design: Zohar Shoef
Styling: Rosie Canaan
Company manager: Sandra Brown