“I am Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, I am a man, I am a son, a choreographer, a homosexual, I am Belgian, I have a tattoo, I have brown eyes, I am the son of a migrant. I am all of these things and much more besides. This is true of everybody, this are the things that link me to other people.” - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
World-famous choreographer and dancer Cherkaoui uses the body – movement – as the principal vehicle for his ideas. The result is there in performances, intimist or otherwise, in which the body is displayed to an audience. Apart from a few succinct programme notes, however, what do we know of this thirty-year-old artist who in less than a decade has conquered all the major contemporary dance venues?
Here, in four different settings – Belgium, China, Corsica, India – we make the acquaintance of one of the most prolific and likeable figures on today’s dance scene. In the course of interviews and excerpts from his performances Cherkaoui reveals his passion for the dance, spirituality, his childhood and his family.