Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

“artistic vision and the quest for intercultural dialogue”

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Documentary | BE/DE 2013 | 23′ | English

‚Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui‘ is a portrait of the sought-after choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, made during concurrent rehearsals for two dance pieces: the tango project Mjlonga and 4D at deSingel in Antwerp . Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s debut as a choreographer was in 1999 with Andrew Wale’s contemporary musical, Anonymous Society. Since then he has made over 50 full-fledged choreographic pieces and picked up a slew of awards, including two Olivier Awards, three Ballet Tanz awards for best choreographer (2008, 2011, 2017) and the Kairos Prize (2009) for his artistic vision and his quest for intercultural dialogue.
His works are theatrical, dynamic, music-driven productions. Cherkaoui discusses his fascinations and his approach to his work.

Film Director, Camera and Editor Michael Maurissens

Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet

Cast Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, The Dancers of the project ‚Mjlonga‘, The Dancers of EASTMAN

Produced by Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln