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Catching Up With 2020 Tony-Nominated Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

It’s been five months since the 2020 Tony Award nominations were announced—and while there’s still no set date for the awards ceremony, voting officially began March 1. This week, Dance Magazine is catching up with each of this year’s three nominees for Best Choreography. Here, Broadway newcomer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui talks about being nominated for […]

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Doesn't Need a Vacation

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a busy man. These days, when he’s not directing Royal Ballet of Flanders or his contemporary company Eastman, he’s working on a new duet with Irish dancer Colin Dunne, creating a premiere for the Göteborg Opera, or choreographing on Beyoncé like it’s NBD. Next week, he’s also taking a trip to […]

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet Tackle Debussy

Claude Debussy’s only completed opera, Pelléas et Mélisande, emphasizes clarity and subtlety over high-flung drama as a deadly love triangle unfolds. Opera Vlaanderen and Royal Ballet of Flanders are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death with a new production of the landmark opera that is sure to be anything but traditional: Sidi Larbi […]

We're Spellbound by this Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Woodkid Collaboration

What do you get when you add Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui‘s choreography, Woodkid’s music and Drew Jacoby‘s legs? A nearly seven-minute video that is as hypnotic as it is envy-inducing. Cherkaoui recruited Jacoby and fellow Royal Ballet of Flanders dancer Matt Foley to perform in “I Will Fall For You,” using movement from his 2015 work […]

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at Sadler's Wells

Sadler’s Wells, London Performances reviewed: Sutra , April 3, 2013 and Puz/zle, April 24, 2013   By confounding our expectations, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s dances often force us see dance anew. His choreography wanders as freely as imagination, focusing in different pieces on Japanese manga, physical disablities, flamenco, Indian dance, and the power of prayer.   […]

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: "TeZukA"

Sadler’s Wells Theatre London, England September 6–10, 2011 Performance Reviewed: Sept. 7 Photos: Moments from Cherkaoui’s TeZukA. By Hugo Glendinning, courtesy Sadler’s Wells.   Onstage as everywhere else, size matters. Any larger-than-life projection, whether static or moving, renders normal dancers insignificant, nearly unnoticeable. Yet choreographers rush to embrace the infinite magic of technology, either ignoring […]

Is Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Redefining Virtuosity?

At a dress rehearsal at Cedar Lake last night, I was wowed by the extremes that Cherkaoui took the dancers to. I am not going to comment on the choreography per se, because the premiere at Jacob’s Pillow isn’t until next month (see “Dance Matters” when you get your July issue of Dance Magazine). But […]

See the Sidi Larbi Experiment

Royal Ballet of Flanders in Fall. Photo by Filip Van Roe, courtesy Dance Salad. Cherkaoui Last fall, one of Europe’s most intriguing choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, took over as artistic director of one of its most intriguing companies, Royal Ballet of Flanders. What was once a small regional company in Antwerp had transformed into a fascinating […]