Sutra

In Performance – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – Sutra (St.Pölten, Austria)

Sutra Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Festspielhaus St.Pölten 21.-22.9.2012 St.Pölten, Austria Sutra spans several different cultures and is one of the most exciting and spectacular works by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Together with 17 Buddhist Shaolin monks aged between 12 and 26 years, the Flemish-Moroccan dancer and choreographer explores Western and Far-Eastern physical culture. “Sutra” has several meanings. Among other things, it is the Sanskrit word for “thread” or “chain”; a chain of events which draws the audience into the universal world of dance. The physical language of the monks is rooted in the traditional martial arts Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Chi Gong. Cherkaoui incorporates these elements smoothly into his contemporary choreography. The techniques of the marti...