Sadler's Wells presents: Sutra. Celebrated Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui offers a new dance work inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks.
In the acclaimed Sutra production, Sidi Larbi has collaborated closely with Turner Prize winning artist Antony Gormley and Polish composer Szymon Brzoska. Gormley's striking set design and Brzoska's beautiful score set the scene for this mesmerising show. The seventeen Shaolin monks performing in Sutra are from the original Shaolin Temple, in Henan Province.
By visiting the Shaolin Temple and working with the Shaolin monks over several months, Sidi Larbi followed a lifelong interest in exploring the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition, its relationship with Kung Fu, and its position within a contemporary context.
PAL region free.
Special Features: Interviews with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Szymon Brzoska, and Antony Gormley, and photo gallery.
"Unique, profoundly imagined" 5 stars. the Guardian.
"This new Sadler's Wells production exceeds even our highest expectations." 5 stars. The Times.
"Remarkable...part martial arts spectacular, part conceptual art which thrills..." 4 stars. The Independent.