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2013
Past Festivals

Past Event

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Szymon Brzóska

Sutra

With monks from the Shaolin Temple

'As dazzling as ever. Modern dance has few more extraordinary journeys’ Daily Telegraph

Sutra, a ‘unique, profoundly imagined work’ (The Guardian), is a collaboration between one of Europe’s most exciting choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Turner Prize-winning sculptor Antony Gormley and 17 practicing Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (who is a big Bruce Lee fan) spent several months at the Shaolin Temple before devising his awe- inspiring piece.

Gormley’s stage setting consists of 21 wooden boxes which are carried or pushed around the stage by the monks, becoming walls, boats, beds, skyscrapers, toys, temples – whatever is needed.

Shaolin monks see themselves as a conduit for universal energy and transformation. Coupled with the discipline of their ancient martial arts heritage, the monks turn Sutra’s spectacular movement quite literally into leaps of faith; this is dance at its most moving and eloquent.

View the event programme here

Year
2013
When
Fri 10 & Sat 11 May, 8pm
Tickets
£10, £15, £18,50, £22.50
School groups – £7.50 (not top two prices)
Festival Standby £10