Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Length: c. 15 minutes
About this Piece
Flemish-Moroccan Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is one of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers in the world. He is renowned for creating imaginative productions which shine a new light on the cultures and movement genres he explores. Faun was originally commissioned by Sadler’s Wells for its production In the Spirit of Diaghilev celebrating the centenary of the founding of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Cherkaoui’s Faun is his interpretation of L’Apres-midi d’un faune.
With the addition of Nitin Sawhney’s music to the instantly recognizable score by Debussy, Faun sheds its cultural baggage and becomes in itself dual or multiple, primeval and modern, suddenly uprooted from history and geography.
Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Rehearsal directors: Daisy Phillips and Daniel Proietto
Music: Claude Debussy with additional music by Nitin Sawhney
Costumes: Hussein Chalayan
Lighting: Adam Carrée