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Connection in dance

Connection in dance

  • 11 Apr 2024
  • 2 minutes read

In the dynamic world of dance, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui stands out. As one of the most versatile and respected choreographers of our time, Cherkaoui builds bridges between different dance forms, cultures, and stories.

Born to a Moroccan father and a Flemish mother, his cultural heritage serves as a constant source of inspiration in his work. His creations are dialogues that transcend the limitations of language, speaking to a deeper understanding of human emotions and interactions. He blends elements of classical ballet with contemporary dance, integrating influences from around the globe. From the spirituality of Indian Kathak to the earthly power of African dance, Cherkaoui's choreographies invite audiences to experience the richness of our diverse world.

Unique Realms

His curiosity and openness to collaboration have led to some of the most memorable productions on contemporary stages. The choreographer has collaborated with artists from various disciplines and backgrounds, including pop icon Madonna. Each project showcases his ability to create unique realms on stage.

"I think it's really important to learn to change your mind, learn more about other things. Works of art teach us to expand our mind." – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Due to high demand, in June and September, he will bring Nomad back to Antwerp and Brussels. This mosaic of living and lifeless elements from the desert serves as a metaphor for the ultimate freedom combined with the impossibility of survival.


Sidi Larbi's work is an invitation to explore, feel, and, above all, connect. Despite our differences, we are all part of a shared human experience. His philosophy is rooted in the belief that dance is a universal language, with the power to transcend cultural differences and bring hearts closer together.

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