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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Choreographer: Invisible Cities
Choreographer: Sin

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is an internationally acclaimed double Olivier award winning choreographer, who has created over 50 dance works, many of which have toured the globe. He has won three Ballet Tanz awards and the Kairos Prize.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is the artistic director of both the Royal Ballet of Flanders, and Eastman, and is a Sadler’s Wells associate artist. His work encompasses a vast array of projects and collaborations; ranging from contemporary dance to theatre, ballet, opera, musicals and other forms of performance. His non-hierarchical thinking on movement, body language and culture is the basis of his artistic approach.

Sutra (2008), an award-winning collaboration with artist Antony Gormley and the Shaolin monks is one of his most celebrated creations. Other works include Babel(words), a collaboration with Damien Jalet (with whom he has worked extensively), and Antony Gormley, TeZukA and Labyrinth for Dutch National Ballet, Boléro for the Paris Opera Ballet, Harbor Me for L.A. Dance Project, Firebird for the Stuttgart Ballet and works for les Ballets C de la B. 

Alongside his vast dance repertoire, he has also collaborated on theatre production Pluto at the Bunkamura in Tokyo, was the movement director for Lyndsey Turner’s Hamlet at the Barbican, and choreographed sections of Joe Wright’s film Anna Karenina. 

Image: Koen Broos

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