Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Eastman Puz/zle

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Eastman Puz/zle
Koen Broos
  • Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag  

"A master's puzzle" - Theaterkrant

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is one of the greatest international stars of modern dance. It was not without reason that the renowned German magazine Tanz voted him choreographer of the year in 2011. Cherkaoui blends virtuoso dance with beautiful, poetic live music, thereby steadily erasing the boundaries between theatre and dance. In his colourful mix of cultures and religions, in which he works with performers and musicians from all corners of the world, the Flemish-Moroccan choreographer has no time for prejudice. So his productions look like imaginative stories, while at the same time referring to an everyday reality familiar to us all. After conquering the dance world with productions like 'Myth', 'Origine' and 'Sutra', Cherkaoui founded his own company, Eastman, in 2010, with whom he created 'Babel (words)' and 'Play', among other works. For his new production 'Puz/zle', he is working with the Corsican group of singers A Filetta and the Lebanese singer Fadia Tomb-El Hage, and once more expressing the paradox of life in wonderful dance and music. ‘Heartbreakingly beautiful’, wrote the Guardian about 'Babel (words)'.