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Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Yabin Dance Studio:
Genesis

 
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Dance
  • Thu, 23.01.2014 20:00 [Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Fri, 24.01.2014 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Sat, 25.01.2014 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Sun, 26.01.2014 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6

The call of the East has been a particularly enduring, if ever-varying, melody in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s life. And the East has come calling again.

This time, Yabin Wang made that call, from Beijing. For those familiar with dance currents in Asia, her name will ring several bells: Wang is an accomplished choreographer and dancer, trained in both ballet and contemporary forms, winner of prestigious prizes at the national level, and artistic director of the critically-acclaimed company Yabin & Her Friends, which commissions choreographers from Asia, Europe and the US. Yabin Wang is also known among cinephiles as the dancer who actually executed the breathtaking drum dancing sequence in Zhang Yimou’s The House of Flying Daggers and as the heroine of the Chinese teleseries The Love Story of the Village.

So they met, and they danced. First in Beijing, then in Antwerp, alone and with other dancers. And, this time, rather than a solo for Yabin Wang or a duet starring Cherkaoui and Wang, they decided to share the stage with other performers. Three Eastman dancers serve as counterpoints to four dancers from China, including Yabin herself.

生长genesis will see talented and trusted partners reunite to complete the core creative team: Barbara Drazkowska’s rendition on the piano and Manjunath Chandramouli's mridangam will be one of the central elements, complemented with Olga Wojciechowska’s electronic score; lightening designer Willy Cessa, once again entrusted with the challenge of conjuring up a very specific atmosphere; and set designer Kedong Liu, for whom this is a maiden collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

At this point, Eastman, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s company, and Yabin & Her Friends decided to join forces. So, instead of being a commissioned work from Cherkaoui produced solely by Yabin & Her Friends, or an Eastman production made for Cherkaoui with Chinese dancers, 生长genesis has become a relationship in reciprocity, where the Belgian and Chinese companies come together to pool their kno-whow, network and resources to create the conditions that would allow both artists to fulfill their vision, and share their work with diverse audiences. Once again, an extension of Cherkaoui’s belief that even when we do not speak the same language, we can build and grow together if we share the same goals and communicate with clarity and honesty. The ties that bind us are stronger than the lines that divide. 


  • Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
  • Assistant to the choreography: Satoshi Kudo
  • Dance: Yabin Wang, Qing Wang, Fang Yin, Chao Li, Elias Lazaridis, Johnny Lloyd, Kazutomi ›Tsuki‹ Kozuki
  • Music composition: Olga Wojciechowska
  • Additional Music Composition: Kaspy N’dia, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Manjunath ‘Manju’ B Chandramouli, Barbara ‘Basia’ Drazkowska, Johnny Lloyd, Kazutomi ‘Tsuki’ Kozuki
  • Live Musik: Barbara ‘Basia’ Drazkowska, Manjunath ‘Manju’ B Chandramouli, Kaspy N’dia, Johnny Lloyd, Kazutomi ‘Tsuki’ Kozuki
  • Set design: Kedong Liu
  • Lighting design: Willy Cessa
  • Kostüme: Quing Li
  • Rehearsal director: Elias Lazaridis
  • Production: Yabin Dance Studio, Eastman

Commissioned by Yabin Wang, Coproduction: deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus (Antwerp), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Parc de la Villette (Paris), Sadler’s Wells (London), Festival Montpellier Danse 2014, Monaco Dance Forum, Festspielhaus Sankt-Pölkten, Fondazione Musica per Roma

Eastman is company in residence at deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp) and is supported by the Flemish authorities, and BNP Paribas Foundation. Eastman is European Cultural Ambassador 2013.

 


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