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Dance

Sutra

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Presentation

‘Working and creating in China means exploring another part of myself, a part which is still unknown,’ states Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In Sutra, the choreographer pursues his quest for a ‘world-work’ that is open to the most diverse cultures – cultures he explores in order to find temporary responses to his existential questions. For this work, he surrounded himself with fifteen Buddhist monks from the Shaolin temple. Among these experts in martial arts, it was their precision and economy of movement that really impressed him – their original, unified perception of space and the body. Sutra marks the return of the English artist Antony Gormley, who also collaborated with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui on La Monnaie productions of Babel (words), Noetic, and Icon. For Sutra, Gormley has come up with an inventive, modular set that illustrates his interest in the body and the sometimes solitary place it occupies in a space... or in the void.

Gallery

Gallery

Sutra - Trailer - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Szymon Brzóska / Sadler’s Wells
Cast
Cast

ChoreographySIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
Visual creation and scenographyANTONY GORMLEY
Music SZYMON BRZÓSKA
PercussionsCOORDT LINKE
ViolinOLGA WOJCIECHOWSKA & ALIES SLUITER
Cello LAURA ANSTEE
Piano SZYMON BRZÓSKA
With SHAOLIN MONKS

Production SADLER’S WELLS (LONDON)
Co-production DE MUNT / LA MONNAIE, ATHENS FESTIVAL, FESTIVAL GREC DE BARCELONA, LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG, FESTIVAL D’AVIGNON, FONDAZIONE MUSICA PER ROMA & SHAOLIN CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY

Agenda

Agenda