Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Sadler’s Wells London
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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Szymon Brzóska with monks from the Shaolin Temple
Award winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui returns to OzAsia Festival to celebrate the 10 year anniversary season of his iconic masterpiece Sutra. Featuring Cherkaoui himself on stage along with a troupe of 19 Shaolin Monks, Sutra is an acrobatic work marked by precision and spirituality, combining the exhilarating beauty of kung fu, Buddhist philosophy and contemporary dance.
With a set design by sculptor Antony Gormley consisting of versatile boxes that meld into a variety of shapes and patterns, the production shifts seamlessly between tender moments of playfulness and largescale physical action. The breath-taking athleticism is also enhanced by a specially commissioned score by Polish composer Szymon Brzóska. This incomparable and powerfully emblematic work has toured the globe to sell-out audiences and mass critical acclaim.
Exceeds even our highest expectations The Times (UK)
IMAGE | Hugo Glendinning
A Sadler’s Wells Production. Co-produced with Athens Festival, Festival de Barcelona Grec, Grand Théãtre de Luxembourg, La Monnaie Brussels, Festival d’Avignon, Fondazione Musica per Roma and Shaolin Cultural Communications Company.