Dance
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui | Eastman | Antwerp | Belgium

Puz/zle

By Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
We, 15.05.2019
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30
Trailer »Puz/zle«
Puz/zle
Photo: Koen Broos
Puz/zle
Photo: Koen Broos
Puz/zle
Photo: Koen Broos
Puz/zle
Photo: Koen Broos
Puz/zle
Photo: Koen Broos
Puz/zle
Photo: Koen Broos
Puz/zle
Photo: Koen Broos
Puz/zle
Photo: Koen Broos

With "Puz/zle", Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui turns once again to the question of how versatility and ambiguity influence our thoughts and how fragments of the familiar can unite in an unusual way - just like a puzzle - to form new perspectives. Why do some connections work and why are others doomed to fail? And, when they fail, do they really truly fail, or is failure in the eye of the beholder?

"Puz/zle" approaches the history of mankind as a puzzle, as an interplay of different identities and cultures which are on equal footing and respect each other. Individually and in groups, the eleven dancers, the Corsican male sextet "A Filetta", the Lebanese mezzo-soprano Fadia Tomb El-Hage and the Japanese multi-instrumentalist Kazunari Abe also embark on a search for the common roots of Islam and Christianity, amongst other things.

Kindly supported by De Warande.

Cast

Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music Jean-Claude Acquaviva, Kazunari Abe, Olga Wojciechowska
Additional Music Bruno Coulais, Tavagna, sowie traditionelle Musik aus Japan, dem Mittleren Osten und Korsika
Stage Design Filip Peeters, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Lighting Designer Adam Carrée
Video Paul Van Caudenberg
Costume Designer Miharu Toriyama
Dancers Navala ›Niku‹ Chaudhari, Leif Federico Firnhaber, Damien Fournier, Mohamed ›Benfury‹ Benaji, Louise Michel Jackson, Kazutomi ›Tsuki‹ Kozuki, Nicola Leahey, Sang-Hun Lee, Valgerður ›Vala‹ Rúnarsdóttir, Helder Seabra, Elie Tass, Michael Watts
Musicians A Filetta, Kazunari Abe, Fadia Tomb El-Hage

Dates

2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30