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Tue 7 - Wed 8 May 2013 (ARCHIVED LISTING)
A piece of dance that is at once deeply hypnotic, playful and breathtakingly athletic.
SUTRA

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. 

Aged between 10 and 26 years the monks performing in Sutra follow a strict Buddhist doctrine, with kung fu and tai chi martial arts forming a part of their daily ritual. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (who is a big Bruce Lee fan) spent several months at their Temple before devising his awe-inspiring piece. During Sutra the monks perform such spectacular, dare devil moves that you see them quite literally as leaps of faith. 

Antony Gormley’s stage setting consisting 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.   It is set to a specially commissioned score by Polish composer Szymon Brzoska for piano, percussion and strings which is performed live.

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SHOW EXTRAS
POST SHOW Q & A
After the performance on Tue 7 May
 
PRESS REVIEWS

'Exceeds even our highest expectations' The Times

'The Shaolin monks put on a five star performance just by being themselves. It’s not just the collective virtuosity of their king fun heritage – their flying kicks, their backflips, their shadow-boxing. Practised as part of the monks’ spiritual discipline, these maniacally dangerous and beautiful moves also carry the aura of compelling ritual.' The Guardian

'Impossible to resist... astounding' Le Monde, France

"Beautiful movements and amazing acrobatics" El Pais, Spain

'A sophisticated work of art... beyond entertainment, it offers the audience a sense of harmony and tranquility' Ethnos, Greece

 

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Tue 7 - Wed 8 May 2013 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Reviews

im rilly looking forward to seeing the show and haveing meal upstairs with my mom
Lola Palmer \\ 14/03/2013

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