Thursday, 8 September 2011

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui — TeZukA : 6th - 10th September (Sadler's Wells)

Visionary Japanese manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka provides the inspiration for internationally renowned choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s brand new work - TeZukA

Working with an international cast of 10 performers including Daniel Proietto(AfterLight) and long time collaborator Damien Jalet (Babel (words)), three musicians and a calligrapher, Cherkaoui explores Tezuka’s fascinating world - a blend of tradition, science fiction and contemporary reality. Two ofTezuka’s manga stories which are well known in Japanese popular culture –Astro Boy and Buddha – have particularly captured Cherkaoui’s imagination in creating this new work.

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