In Nomad, Belgian choreographer and dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui reveals a mosaic of features that are found in the desert. This desolate landscape is a metaphor for the final freedom, but also of the impossibility of surviving it. The dancer-nomads seem to be isolated in this environment, which may also be a representation of today's world, which, in the eyes of some minority groups, might seem like a dangerous place to live.
In the show, we see creatures that adapt to the hardest conditions in a fluid way, sand dunes that change shape, the wind that suddenly transforms and changes direction, and animals and humans who suffer the intense physical, emotional and spiritual thirst of the desert. And above all else, the prevailing spirit of union, friendship and symbiosis, vital for survival in an arid world.
With a very personal style and a clear interest in multiculturality and the exploration of social identity, Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has won a large number of prestigious awards. He has worked with a number of top artists, including Akram Khan, Damien Jalet, María Pagés and Shantala Shivalingappa, among others. Since September 2015, he has been the director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders.
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