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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Eastman at Dance Salad Festival 2017

04/13/2017 - 7:30pm
04/14/2017 - 7:30pm
04/15/2017 - 7:00pm
Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
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We are excited to present another work of wellknown Belgian Choreographer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his company Eastman from Antwerp, Belgium in Dance Salad Festival 2017. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the company who will dance in his own piece of choreography Fractus V with 4 dancers of different dance backgrounds, set to live music played by 4 musicians from Japan, Korea, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The choreographer says: “Fractus V stands for the natural fractures which are necessary to grow and become stronger…In Fractus V, I want to deepen the questions on information and manipulation; propaganda versus a more ‘objective’ and factual approach. If I translate Chomsky’s ideas for myself, I gain the insight that: ‘The only way the individual is able to protect himself against political and social propaganda, is to study all the information available. Each day we are bombarded with news that tries to influence our thinking. It is a very intensive exercise to filter everything and to resist believing what we are told to believe.” This Belgian choreographer achieves this goal through wonderful, exciting dance and music.