Eastman / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui


Nomad is Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s fourth piece set to the Middle-Eastern inspired music by Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx and both a metaphor for ultimate freedom and the impossibility of survival.

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In Nomad, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui reveals a mosaic of the desert’s living and inanimate elements. We get impressions of the fluidity and adaptability of creatures that thrive in the most extreme conditions. We see the need for water, safety and comfort, which drives both animal behaviours and the human quest for spirituality. Above all, we witness the spirit of togetherness, friendship and symbiosis that are key to survival and evolution; especially in an arid world that is insurmountable without another’s support. The remote landscape is both a metaphor for ultimate freedom and the impossibility of survival. The dancing nomads seem isolated in this environment, just as the present-day world for minority groups can be a desert: a dangerous place to stay. Set to the Middle-Eastern inspired music of Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx.


Choreography & directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui | Music composition Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Felix Buxton, Kaspy N’dia | Additional music Yarkin featuring The Sufi Vocal Masters, Al Adhan, Al Qantarah, Fadia Tomb El-Hage, Oli Savill (Percussion), traditional songs from the Amami islands in Japan SOUND DESIGN Felix Buxton | Dance Mabrouk Gouicem, Nemo Oeghoede, Wang Qing, Stephanie Amurao, Nick Coutsier, Verdiano Cassone, Pol Van den Broek, Mohamed Toukabri, Kazutomi 'Tsuki' Kozuki, Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, Oscar Ramos | Live music Kaspy N’dia | Costumes Jan-Jan Van Essche | Set design Willy Cessa, Adam Carrée | Light design Willy Cessa, Sam Mary | Video design Paul Van Caudenberg | Produced by Eastman | Co-produced by 420PEOPLE, Cultuurcentrum Berchem | With the support of The Fondation BNP Paribas, de Vlaamse Overheid en de Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid
Tue 24 Nov 2020 18:00
Tue 24 Nov 2020 21:00
Wed 25 Nov 2020 18:00
Wed 25 Nov 2020 21:00




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