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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shantala Shivalingappa in Play.© Koen Broos. (Click image for larger version)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shantala Shivalingappa – Play – London

★★✰✰✰   Cherkaoui looks older than his years, so much so that his relationship in Play with Shivalingappa risks being unsettling. As dancers, they are no longer equals, as they must have been in 2008.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s m¡longa.© Tristram Kenton. (Click image for larger version)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – M¡longa – London

★★★✰✰   M¡longa has a lot of spirit to offer when it lets the dance take the lead.

Patrick Williams Seebacher, Johnny M. Lloyd, Dimitri Jourde, Fabian Thomé and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Fractus V.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Eastman / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – Fractus V – London

★★★★✰   The work itself is a statement of faith that collaboration is better than confrontation. Each dancer has a powerful presence but Cherkaoui has forged a remarkable unity from these disparate elements…

Johnny M. Lloyd, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Patrick Williams Seebacher in Fractus V.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Eastman / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Fractus V

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Yabin Wang in Genesis.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Yabin Studio & Eastman – Genesis 生长 – London

While other Cherkaoui collaborations have generally crossed boundaries to link contemporary movement with the borrowed style, in Genesis there appears to be a multiplicity of influences.

Fang Yin, Yabin Wang, Qing Wang and Kazutomi Kozuki in Genesis 生长.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Yabin Studio & Eastman in Genesis生长

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Guro Nagelhus Schia and Kazutomi 'Tsuki' Kozuki in Matter.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Eastman & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – 4D – London

It’s a very satisfying package of liquid, sinuous movement delivered by idiosyncratic and characterful performers.

James O'Hara and Olivia Ancona in Faun.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Eastman, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in 4D – part of Sadler’s Sampled Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Claudio Gonzales and Melina Brufman in milonga.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at IDFB 2014 – M¡longa – Birmingham

This was a tremendous show with which to close the Birmingham International Dance Festival of 2014.

Esther Garabaldi and Martin Epherra in milonga.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – milonga – London

This is not Cherkaoui’s most successfully realised work but his affection and respect for tango shine through, and the dancers are a joy to watch.

Eastman and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Puz/zle.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Eastman & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – Puz/zle – London

This run is very brief. Let’s hope it returns.

Eastman and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Puz/zle.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Eastman & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Puz/zle

20 pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

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