Multiple award winning and constantly topical Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui creates Noetic, along with a distinguished team comprising sculptor Antony Gormley, fashion designer duo Les Hommes, and composer Szymon Brzóska.

 " "Noetic" has become an unusually rich, consummate choreography …"GT/Expressen

The creation explores man’s instinctive need to structure every detail of our existence, and our longing to break free of the rules and discover what lies beyond them. With at times mechanical, at times flowing, classical movements, the dancers construct, change and deconstruct reality.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s roots are in the cultures of both Morocco and Central Europe. His artistic identity has been influenced by many years of involvement in the Belgian dance company Les Ballets C de la B, whose work belongs among the most exciting things to have happened within dance in recent decades.

Cherkaoui is known for bringing together art forms, cultures and traditions. His dance company, Eastman, is attributed the title of European cultural ambassadors in 2013. The harmonic and emotional music in Noetic is composed for The Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

Interview with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Interview with Antony Gormley, who did the set design for Noetic
Interview with Szymon Brzóska


Choreography – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Original music – Szymon Brzóska
Set design – Antony Gormley
Costume design – Les Hommes
Dramaturgy – Adolphe Binder
Lighting design – David Stokholm
Percussion – Shogo Yoshii (live music)
Singer – Miriam Andersén (recorded on tour)
Assistant Choreographers – James O’Hara, Elias Lazaridis, Helder Seabra

World premiere 8 March 2014

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra (Recorded on tour)

Length – 55 min
Dancers – 19


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