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Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet join forces with the visual artist Antony Gormley to create Babel(words), a dance performance that explores language and its relationship with nationhood, identity and religion. Taking the parable of the tower of Babel as a starting point, the gigantic three-dimensional structures by Gormley hint at a nameless intersection in a faceless future city, near the border of no man’s land. We watch as the action flows from intimate to extrovert, and individual to collective – while the choices of faith, space and community are made and we are reminded that for some the tale of Babel represents the gateway to enlightenment, while for others it leads towards chaos, confusion and conflict.

Eastman / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Damien Jalet | set design  Antony Gormley | Assistant choreographer Nienke Reehorst | costumes Alexandra Gilbert | light design Adam Carrée | Dramaturgy Lou Cope | music composition patrizia bovi, mahabub khan, sattar khan, gabriele miracle, shogo yoshii | advisor traditional Turkish music Fahrettin Yarkin | Production Eastman vzw & De Munt | Coproduction Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, La Villette (Parijs), Sadler’s Wells (Londen), Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch, Nederland), Festspielhaus (St. Pölten), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps (Zürich), Fondazione Musica per Roma (Rome) & Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (Duitsland) | Babel (words) is mee-gefinancierd door Dash Arts 2010 programme on Arabic Arts | Eastman is in residence in deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerpen)

30CC/Schouwburg, Bondgenotenlaan 21 Leuven
Wed 18 Jan 201720:00
category 1€ 30€ 26
category 2€ 26€ 22

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