Sutra returns to Sadler’s Wells having performed to sell-out audiences across the world, giving UK audiences a second chance to see this stunning collaboration.
Celebrated Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is one of Europe’s most exciting dancer-choreographers. For Sutra he once again joins forces with Turner Prize-winning artist Antony Gormley, who has created a striking design consisting of 21 wooden boxes, which shift and evolve into an ever-changing environment – moving the action from a vast ocean to the petals of a lotus flower, before smashing against each other with gut-wrenching force. Polish composer Szymon Brzóska has created a beautiful new score for piano, percussion and strings, which is played live.
Performed by 17 monks from the original Shaolin Temple in China, along with Larbi himself, Sutra is a fascinating exploration of the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition, its relationship with Kung-Fu and its position within a contemporary context.
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