Discovering the World of Dance: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Part 2)
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (born Protected content a Belgian-Moroccan dancer and choreographer. He has made over 50 choreographic pieces and received two Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production, three Ballet Tanz awards for best choreographer Protected content , 2011, Protected content the KAIROS Prize Protected content .
He is now an artistic director of Royal Ballet Flanders.
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"Mea Culpa" induces feelings of guilt as it tackles the idea of privilege.
Cherkaoui was inspired by the music of Heinrich Schütz’s Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz.
Class, aristocracy, refinement and hand sewn quality characterize the costumes imagined by Karl Lagerfeld.
"Mea Culpa" explores a shared sense of guilt that is passed on from generation to generation. It asks the question: at what price comes our everyday comfort, handed down to us from our grandparents?
Cherkaoui explains that he started from ideas of hierarchy, conquest, colonisation, thraldom of man by man, slavery and pollution. Though this is quite a long list, all of these ideas are clearly present onstage without the work becoming too cluttered.
Instead, like a detailed painting, this is a ballet which you want to see time and time again to catch all of the nuances.
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