NAC Dance

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, choreographer and Artistic Director, Eastman (1/3)

Mar 25, 2011 36:07

In this first of three episodes, Flemish-Moroccan choreographer-dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui speaks about his late introduction to dance and how winning a Belgian dance contest put him on the path of Wim Vandekeybus and Alain Platel. While studying at PARTS, the school founded by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Bernard Foccroulle, Larbi is exposed to the work of William Forsythe, Trisha Brown and Pina Bausch which combines sociological knowledge and dance. This approach resonates deeply with him. He joins les ballets C de la B and, within a few years, creates a series of highly-acclaimed dance works.