About this Artist
Upon completing training in dance and theater, Jorge Arbert started his professional career in performance in Argentina and since 2000 has settled in Amsterdam, where he continues to work as a freelance performer. As a solo artist or in collaboration with other artists, he develops theater and dance pieces for shows and festivals within The Netherlands and internationally. In the last four years, Arbert’s work has focused on the creation of more interactive performances with the audience, and he has tailored these to commercial, cultural, and entertainment settings. In addition to performances, he has taught and given workshops to children and adults in theater, dance, and tango, and he is the organizer and teacher of Tango Queer in Amsterdam, an initiative that explores tango dancing with no fixed roles. Arbert considers himself a citizen of the world, a theater maker and performer fascinated by work that mergers different disciplines, a hard-working team player that brings high energy to everything he does, and he is always looking for new challenges. His collaboration with Simon McBurney started in 2012 in Amsterdam, when the director came to create his version of The Magic Flute at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Since that meeting, Arbert has had the pleasure of working and collaborating in his different productions, including A Dog’s Heart and The Rake’s Progress.