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Dance

PUZ/ZLE

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Eastman

Presentation

The delightful imperfection of life

“Why do certain things fit together easily whilst others are impossible to bring together? If certain connections succeed in forming an organic whole whilst others fail, is this failure real or is it tied to our perception of it?” To create Puz/zle, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui takes as his starting point these philosophical questions relating to the notions of singularity and multiplicity, order and disorder. However he widens the scope, bringing his questions to bear on other spheres, notably human relationships and their enigmas – emotional, intellectual, and sexual. Puz/zle itself explores through performance these questions, bringing together, with great skill, music from many different traditions while revealing, at the same time, the distinct sources interwoven within them. With Puz/zle, an inspired and profoundly moving new work, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui pays tribute to the delightful imperfection of our lives.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

Choreography SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUIComposition JEAN-CLAUDE ACQUAVIVA, KAZUNARI ABE, OLGA WOJCIECHOWSKA
Additional music BRUNO COULAIS, TAVAGNA, TRADITIONALS FROM CORSICA, JAPAN & THE MIDDLE EAST
Set design FILIP PEETERS, SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUILighting ADAM CARÉEVideo PAUL VAN CAUDENBERGCostumes MIHARU TORIYAMA Artistic consultantDAMIEN JALET

Danced by
NAVALA CHAUDHARI, LEIF FEDERICO FIRNHABER, DAMIEN FOURNIER, BEN FURY, LOUISE MICHEL JACKSON, KAZUTOMI KOZUKI, SANG-HUN LEE, VALGERDUR RÚNARSDÓTTIR, HELDER SEABRA, ELIE TASS, MICHAEL WATTS

Live music
A FILETTA, KAZUNARI ABE, FADIA TOMB EL-HAGE

PRODUCTION  EASTMAN
CO-PRODUCTION Festival d’Avignon, deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp), Sadler’s Wells (London), Opéra de Lille, Theaterfestival Boulevard (‘s Hertogenbosch), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, La Filature Scène nationale (Mulhouse), Festspielhaus Sankt-Pölten, Fondazione Musica per Roma, düsseldorf festival!
CO-PRESENTATION La Monnaie / De Munt
WITH THE SUPPORT OF De Warande (Turnhout)
THANKS TO HETPALEIS (Antwerp), Toneelhuis (Anvers), its set workshop & technical crew, deSingel (Antwerp), Asano Taiko Co Ltd, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Antwerp), De Munt / La Monnaie, Naïma Phillips

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his company Eastman are supported by the BNP PARIBAS FOUNDATION

Agenda

Agenda