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Dance company on tour 2016/2017

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Dance company on tour


Germany, 18–20 May

Stage: Movimentos Festival Autostadt, Wolfsburg
Works: Noetic and Icon
Dates: 18, 19, 20 May 2017 at 8.00pm

Belgium, 24–27 May

Stage: Stadschouwburg, Antwerp
Work: Icon
Dates: 24, 25, 26, 27 May 2017 at 8.00pm

France, 31 May – 2 June

Stage: La Villette, Paris
Works: Icon
Dates: 31 May, 1, 2 June at 8.00pm; 3 June at 3.00pm & 8.00pm

Belgium, 8–11 June

Stage: La monnaie / De Munt, Theatre National, Brussels
Works: Noetic & Icon
Dates: 8, 9, 10 June at 8.00pm; 11 June at 3.00pm.

About the performances


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.

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“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
Mats Bäcker

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 was composed for The Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

Length – 55 min
Dancers – 19

Learn more about Noetic


Icon is a creation by the multi-award winning Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. For Icon, dancers from his own company, Eastman, will also take the stage. Just as for Noetic, he has chosen to collaborate with the world-renowned sculptor Antony Gormley, who accounts for the scenography: 3.5 tonnes of clay.

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”the year’s greatest, most sumptuous dance experience”DAGENS NYHETER
”...wonderfully elegant”SVENSKA DAGBLADET

Bringing together art forms, cultures and traditions into a coherent whole can be seen as something of a calling card for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. To specially-composed music, performed live by musicians and singers from Italy and Japan, the dancers interact with the clay in sophisticated, almost ritual patterns. An experience steeped in both mysticism and naturalism.

Length – 70 minutes
Dancers – 18 (12 from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, 6 from Eastman)

Icon is a co-production with deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp - De Munt/La Monnaie, Brussels - Sadler’s Wells, London - Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxemburg - La Villette, Paris - Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt, Wolfsburg - Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps Zürich (tbc)

Eastman is supported by the Flemish Gouvernement and BNP Paribas Foundation.

Learn more about Icon

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