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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Eastman

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.

Schedule shows

Sant Cugat del Vallès

Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat
29 March at 19:00h
Show cancelled

Show details

€ 36
60 minutes
Choreography and direction
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music authors and directors
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Felix Buxton and Kaspy N’dia
Mabrouk Gouicem, Nemo Oeghoede, Wang Qing, Stephanie Amurao, Verdiano Cassone, Pol Van den Broek, Mohamed Toukabri, Kazutomi “Tsuki” Kozuki, Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern and Oscar Ramos
Costume design
Jan-Jan Van Essche
Set design
Willy Cessa and Adam Carrée
Lighting design
Willy Cessa and Sam Mary
Sound design
Felix Buxton
Audiovisual design
Paul Van Caudenberg
Choreography assistants
Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern and Oscar Ramos
Artistic counselor
Václav Kuneš
Vocal coach
Anna Sato
Music production
Duncan F. Brown
Stage councilor
Michael Pellis
Technical body
Andries Van Gulck and Emmanuel Larue
Wardrobe assistant
Renata Epifanio
Stage assistant
Martin Baarda
Elric Reinartz and Irina Leskovskaya
Production and tour manager
Eline Lenaerts
Eastman, 420PEOPLE and Cultuurcentrum Berchem
Francesca Maria Amante, Sabine Groenendijk, Vojtěch Rak, Antonin Rioche, Filip Staněk, Nicola Leahey, Jason Kittelberger, ballarins i ballarines de Satyagraha d’Eastman/Theater Basel, Karthika Naïr and Carly Heathcote
Supported by
BNP Paribas Foundation, el Govern flamenc and el programa Tax Shelter del Govern federal belga

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