Nomad is Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's fourth piece set to Middle Eastern-inspired music by Basement Jaxx's Felix Buxton and a metaphor for ultimate freedom, but also for the impossibility of survival.
Duration 65 min
Nomad' is a mosaic of living and inanimate elements of the desert. We get impressions of the fluidity and adaptability of creatures that thrive in the most extreme conditions. The dancing nomads show the spirit of togetherness, of friendship and symbiosis, the key to survival and evolution in an arid world that would be insurmountable without the support of another.-|- Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is recognised worldwide as one of the leading and most original choreographers of his generation. He has developed an impressive oeuvre that explores and questions the traditions of great cultures in a personal and idiosyncratic way. Recurring elements in his work are spirituality, otherness, the search for identity, religion and the fascination for other cultures. His trademark is a generous, poetic-elegant and lyrical dance style.
Choreography & directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music composition Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Felix Buxton, Kaspy N’dia
Additional music Yarkin featuring The Sufi Vocal Masters, Al Adhan, Al Qantarah, Fadia Tomb El-Hage, Oli Savill (Percussion), traditionele liederen van de Amami eilanden in Japan
Sound design Felix Buxton
Dance Pol Van den Broek, Nassim Baddag, Nick Coutsier, Kazutomi "Tsuki" Kozuki, Jonas Vandekerckhove, Jonas Garrido Verwerft, Astrid Sweeney, Anna Senognoeva, Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, Helena Olmedo Duynslaeger
Live music Kaspy N’dia
Costumes Jan-Jan Van Essche
Set design Willy Cessa, Adam Carrée
Light design Willy Cessa, Sam Mary
Video design Paul Van Caudenberg
Assistant choreographer Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, Oscar Ramos
Rehearsal director Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern
Vocal coach Anna Sato
Music engineered by Duncan F. Brown
Stage manager Sam Mary
Technicians Emmanuel Larue, Janneke Hertoghs, Elric Reinartz, Andries Van Gulck
Wardrobe Saar Swinters
Implementation set Martin Baarda
Production / tour manager Alessandra Oliveira
Produced by Eastman
Co-commissioned by 420PEOPLE, Cultuurcentrum Berchem
Thanks to Francesca Maria Amante, Sabine Groenendijk, Vojtěch Rak, Antonin Rioche, Filip Staněk, Nicola Leahey, Jason Kittelberger, Satyagraha dancers of Eastman/Theater Basel, Karthika Naïr, Carly Heathcote.
With the support of the BNP Paribas Foundation and the Flemish Government.
Eastman is resident at deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp.
25 March - 3 april
Amsterdam is a city of many faces, literally, because we live here together with many different nationalities. Lieve Stad is about the city and all its inhabitants. This festival, a collaboration between ITA and Meervaart, is about bringing people together, in the city, in the theatre, in society. How do we live together and what stories do all individuals and groups carry with them? They all have their own stories, strengths and challenges. Showing these is the starting point of Lieve Stad.