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.
© Hugo Glendinning