Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Antony Gormley / Szymon Brzóska / Monks from the Shaolin Temple / Sadler's Wells London (United Kingdom)


2/5 (Saturday)
8pm     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 200, 150, 100

Direction and Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Visual Creation and Design*: Antony Gormley
Music: Szymon Brzóska

A Sadler’s Wells Production

Co-produced with Athens Festival, Festival de Barcelona Grec, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, La Monnaie Brussels, Festival d’Avignon, Fondazione Musica per Roma and Shaolin Cultural Communications Company.

Celebrated Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents a brand new dance work inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks. In creating this piece, Cherkaoui collaborated closely with Turner Prize-winning English sculptor Antony Gormley, who devised a design consisting of 21 wooden boxes, repositioned throughout the performance to create a striking, ever-changing on-stage environment. Polish composer Szymon Brzóska penned a beautiful, original score for piano, percussion and strings which is played live.

By visiting the Shaolin Temple in China and working with the Shaolin Monks over a period of several months, Cherkaoui pursues a life-long interest: to explore the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition, its relationship with kung fu and its position within a contemporary context.

"This unique, profoundly imagined show takes the concept of cultural exchange to a whole new level." The Guardian

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, no interval