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From 7 to 9 June 2016
For Fractus V, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui brings together Circassia’s Dimitri Jourde, lindy hop specialist Johnny Lloyd, flamenco dancer Thomé Dutena, and Patrick "TwoFace" Williams’ hip hop flow. With the Japanese percussions of Shogo Yoshi and the sound of Soumik’s Indian sarod, an intercultural community with a rich choreographic language has been created.
Inspiration for Fractus V came from Noam Chomsky’s reflection on objectivity and manipulation. The piece underscores the importance of regular introspection in order to preserve one’s liberty. Chomsky’s point is that individuals cannot arm themselves against political and social propaganda with meticulously combing through all the information.
Born in Antwerp in 1976, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a Belgian dancer and choreographer. Early on, he started winning awards and prizes, notably the Nijinsky Prize and the Barclay Theatre Award. Among his most prestigious collaborations, he has worked with the likes of Damien Jalet and Akram Khan. In 2010, he founded his own company, Eastman, with which he has now signed several projects, including Triptyque: Foi, Myth, and Babel (words), TeZukA, as well as m¡longa and 生长 Genesis. All have been performed at the Grande Halle. In 2008, Sadler's Wells Theatre in London made the choreography an associate artist.