Category Archives: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Cherkaoui/Maliphant/Pita – Natalia Osipova: Sadler’s Wells, 1 July 2016

Try Natalia Try Ah, that increasingly trodden path of transition from ballet superstar to contemporary dancer. It’s rarely a successful one but that doesn’t stop people trying and Royal Ballet ballerina extraordinaire Natalia Osipova is the latest to give it … Continue reading

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Triple Bill – L.A. Dance Project: Sadler’s Wells, London, 24 June 2016

Inner votive extinguished Thanks mainly to the involvement of Benjamin Millipied, L.A. Dance Project maintains one of the highest profiles of all American contemporary dance companies. Whether the quality of work on offer justifies that is another matter. Millipied had … Continue reading

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Solo for Two – Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev: London Coliseum, 6 August 2014

Nono for tutu Two of the world’s most famous ballet dancers, Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova, strode onto the London Coliseum and dabbled their dextrous toes in three contemporary works specially created for them by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ohad Naharin … Continue reading

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Apocrifu – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London 24 January 2014

Say the word With the multi-layered set strewn liberally with books it’s immediately clear that language (and, more specifically, religious and idealogical text) is a major theme of Apocrifu. Speech, singing, the written word, visual imagery and, of course, the … Continue reading

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Win FREE tickets to Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Apocrifu at London’s Southbank Centre

Win free tickets to Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Apocrifu at London’s Southbank Centre Originally premiered in 2007 in Brussels, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Apocrifu makes its London debut at the Southbank Centre on January 24th and 25th 2014. Cherkaoui is one of … Continue reading

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Rising – Aakash Odedra: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, London; 25 February 2012

Ah, look, the sun is up Astonishing young British South Asian dancer Aakash Odedra is something to behold. Given the inestimable honour of having three new solos created for him by some of the top contemporary choreographers working in the … Continue reading

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TeZukA – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: Sadler’s Wells, 6 September 2011

Bacteria to the future Belgian-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui pays homage to Osamu Tezuka, arguably the most influential manga artist of the twentieth century, in this world premiere of TeZukA. There are several beautiful duets, particularly one involving the novel use … Continue reading

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