Saturday, 18 September 2010

Sutra

Sutra an amazing piece of theatre, where East actually meets West in a beautiful marriage of dance and movement. This is a great piece for kids aged over 8. There is incredible movement and lots of action to keep younger audiences engaged. Not to mention the fascination of the 8 year old novice monk on stage.



Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents a brand new dance work inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks.

A collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Antony Gormley, who has created a design consisting of 21 wooden boxes which move around the stage, are used by the rubber limbed Labi to create illusions, for climbing and for domino like effects.

This is a fabulous piece of theatre, definitely worth catching and another indication of what some investment in the arts can produce. Sadly its hard to imagine something of this scale being created in Oz, as we just don't make this kind of investment.

Currently at Sydney Opera House, but only for one more day.

Joanne Kee
www.placesandspaces.com.au

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