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Cherkaoui was born in 1976 in Antwerp, Belgium, of a Moroccan father and Flemish mother. Belgium's bendiest choreographer went from vogueing his way to first place in a dance contest to mixing ballet, jazz and offbeat moves in shows the world over.
Bel Air have made this documentary film about Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui who in 10 years has become a world-ranking choreographer whose work is presented everywhere.
In four locations, China, India, Corsica and Antwerp, we discover one of the most prolific and appealing personalities of the contemporary dance scene. In the course of interviews in each of these sites, Cherkaoui reveals his passion for dance, his interest in spirituality, his homosexuality, his childhood, his
Babel and his most successful work, Sutra, designed by the sculptor and visual artist Antony Gormley, have recently been performed at Sadlers Wells.
"An international reputation for his silky intermingling of hybrid movement forms an emotionally intense theatre." New York Times, 2009
"Part contortionist, part visionary, part poet." Alistair Spalding, director of Sadler's Wells theatre, Telegraph, 2007
"Cherkaoui's eye for the singularity of body language is so witty and sharp, that we still end up feeling as if we know a startling amount about these people and the noisy, disjointed world we all inhabit." Judith Mackrell on Rien de Rien, Guardian, 2001
16:9, 1 DVD 5 NTSC
59 mins Subtitles Eng, Deutsch
Region code 0 NTSC region free
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