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Dance

Memento Mori
Faun

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Ballet Vlaanderen

Presentation

In Memento Mori, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui ponders what remains of us after we die, what endures after the passing of a loved one. The choreographer draws his inspiration from complex spiral-shaped figures that translate the vertiginous appeal of this thought. He also blends different genres, pairing classical ballet and tango against a soundscape created by pop artist Woodkid that is at once melancholy and powerful – two qualifiers that apply to this vanitas show. Memento Mori will be followed by Faun, a commission to mark the centenary of the Ballets Russes, in which Cherkaoui revisits Nijinsky’s famous choreography L’Après-midi d’un faune.

This production is part of Troika Dance, our joint dance programme with KVS and the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles. 

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Cast
Cast

MEMENTO MORI
MusicWOODKID
ChoreographySIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
Set designAMINE AMHARECH
CostumesJAN-JAN VAN ESSCHE
LightingFABIANA PICCIOLI
Assistant lighting and technical design of the setSANDER LOONEN

FAUN
MusicCLAUDE DEBUSSY, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1894), NITIN SAWHNEY
ChoreographySIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
Set design and lightingADAM CARRÉE
CostumesHUSSEIN CHALAYAN

ProductionOPERA BALLET VLAANDEREN
Co-productionBALLET VLAANDEREN, LES BALLETS DE MONTE-CARLO
Co-presentationLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT

Agenda

Agenda