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La Monnaie - 4D
La Monnaie ¦ Dance ¦ 4D ¦ Intro


Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

In a single evening, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui brings together four special duets whose variations – couples, doubles, opposites or complementary – already constitute a full programme. Faun delivers a new dance version of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, in which the animal quality and grace of the male and female energy is tamed into a unison of bodies. Pure questions the desire for purity which leads to nothingness: a dancer gradually disappears the more her partner delicately strokes her unstable body. Sin, which grew out of Babel which was created in association with Damien Jalet,, explores the intimacy of a couple whose body movements snake through the troubled wanderings of love, caught between Eros and Thanatos. In Matter, a pivotal scene in the show Origine, the rapport between the sexes and cultures in our consumer society plays out in astounding stereotypes. 4D: four duets, four dances, four dimensions, the fourth dimension...

All performances are sold out.

Production Eastman
Co-production deSingel (Antwerpen), Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen), Théâtre du Beauvaisis, Toneelhuis (Antwerpen)
Co-presentation La Monnaie / De Munt, Théâtre National
© Hugo Glendinning