Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler’s Wells London
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Antony Gormley / Szymon Brzóska
with monks from the Shaolin Temple
16, 17 SEPTEMBER ZORLU PSM TURKCELL STAGE 20.30
Tickets 300, 250, 150, 120, 90 | Students 60 TL
Lasts 60’; no intermission.
Direction and Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Visual Creation and Design: Antony Gormley
Music: Szymon Brzóska
A Sadler’s Wells London Production
Co-produced by Athens Festival, Festival de Barcelona Grec, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, La Monnaie Brussels, Festival d`Avignon, Fondazione Musica per Roma, Shaolin Cultural Communications Company
Celebrating its 10th anniversary last season, Sutra has so far reached over 190,000 viewers in 64 cities across 32 countries. Now, this Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler’s Wells London production is back in Istanbul with the same excitement!
Hailed by The Times for ‘exceeding out even highest expectations’ and by The Guardian as a ‘profoundly imagined show taking the concept of cultural exchange to a whole new level’, Sutra deeply moved the audiences at the Istanbul Theatre Festival in 2010 and received standing ovations.
The award-winning collaboration between choreographer Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony
Gormley, and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China offers a breath-taking experience in which dance meets with tradition and spirit with physical discipline.
The word ‘sutra’ refers to a Buddhist scripture and this incomparable work of athleticism explores the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with kung fu within a contemporary context. With Antony Gormley’s striking set of 21 wooden boxes and Polish composer Szymon Brzóska’s specially commissioned score for piano, percussions, and strings performed live, it captures the hearts and imaginations of people.
For those who want to witness it again, those who missed it or anticipate in wonder, Sutra is back in Istanbul after 9 years with the thrill and freshness of the very first time.