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
‏Assistant choreographer: Rina Wertheim-Koren
‏Original Music: Itamar Doari
Dancers: Etai Peri, Sian Olles, Daniel Costa, Eden Ben Shimol, Korina Friman, Micah Aimos
Company manager: Sandra Brown
Stage Design: Zohar Shoef
Styling: Rosie Canaan
‏Lighting Design: Dani Fishof – Magenta