Ohad Naharin

"I felt rather human in Arbos, and the music is more like a thin thread, connecting. And the thread leads to a place that is larger than the answer that I can give, which is really the place where God is wisdom, that thing in front of which I am a nothing, like dust at its feet."

  • Wolrd premiere by: the Sydney Dance Company, at the Drama Theater, Sydney (Australia) August 30th 1989
  • Premiere by CND: at Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Santander (Spain), April 17th 1997

“Arbos describes a place in between heaven and hell. A kind of path towards… el lugar entre el cielo y el infierno. Una especie de pasaje” – says Naharin- “I think the music is like a fine straw that leads su to a wider place than the answers I can give, which is exactly the place of wisdom, that thing in front of which I feel like nothing.”


  • Choreography:
    Ohad Naharin
  • Music:
    Arvo Pärt
  • Staging:
    Mari Kajiwara
  • Costume Design:
    Rakefet Levy
  • Lighting Design:
  • Costumes made by:
    Maty and CND wardrobe
  • Running time:
    20 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Patrick de Bana, Emmanuelle Berard, Bertha Bermúdez, Antonio Calero, Nicolo Fonte, Catherine Habasque, Thomas Klein, Luis Martín Oya, Alexandra Scott