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TeZukA

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

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Image credit: Hugo Glendinning

Image credit: Hugo Glendinning

Image credit: Hugo Glendinning

Image credit: Tezuka Productions

"Sidi Larbi – the cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary poet of contemporary dance"

- The Daily Telegraph (UK)

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2012 audiences experienced the magic of Japanese manga in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s entrancing follow-up to 2010 Festival smash hit Sutra.

From Bunkamura (Tokyo), Eastman (Antwerp) and distinguished London dance house Sadler’s Wells came a major new dance work from the riveting Belgian-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and inspired by the creations of legendary Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka – the ‘Walt Disney of Anime’.

Dance and animation combined in a production that was visually breathtaking. The dancers’ liquid movements created brushstrokes upon a vast canvas; inky blooms of colour and coiling calligraphy emerged on giant unfurling scrolls. Manga characters moved within an animated scaffold of comic-strips, and a Shaolin monk enacted an enthralling kung fu battle – complete with cartoon ka-pows. 

Three musicians performed the hauntingly exotic soundscape by Nitin Sawhney, joined on stage by a calligrapher whose live drawing blended with animation by Tezuka and video artist Taiki Ueda.

TeZukA was a feast for the eyes that celebrated an artist at the very heart of contemporary Japanese culture.

Production Sadler’s Wells (London), Bunkamura (Tokyo), Eastman (Antwerp)
Co-Production Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay Singapore, Parc de la Villette Paris, DeSingel Antwerp and Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt Wolfsburg. In collaboration with Tezuka Productions.

CONTAINED STROBE LIGHTING

Event detail

0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

Pricing:

$38-$98

Duration (inc. interval):

2hrs

Venue: / St James Theatre

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