NATIONAL YOUTH DANCE COMPANY | SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui reimagines outstanding moments from his repertoire
Having completed two sold out UK tours, National Youth Dance Company returns to Jerwood DanceHouse, with a new work created by the 2014-15 Guest Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Cherkaoui is one of the most prolific choreographers working today; a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, he has created more than 20 works. This new commission will see Cherkaoui revisiting moments from his established catalogue of work: Babel(words) co-choreographed with Damien Jalet, Puz/zle, Loin and TeZukA, incorporating new ideas and movement material from the young dancers. Cherkaoui’s unique choreographic process, combined with the power of this vibrant company drawn from across England, illustrates the influence and creativity that emerging dance artists can bring to a professional dance collaboration. The work is created in partnership with Eastman.
★★★★“The performers seem scarcely aware of their power, which only multiplies it.”The Guardian
NYDC is funded jointly by Arts Council England and the Department for Education, from the National Lottery and Grant in Aid funds.