In Puz/zle, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui returns in a more abstract fashion to the notion of the multiple and of multiplicity rooted in our thought processes and the added question of how things fit together to create a new and distinct identity (like a jigsaw puzzle). Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is intrigued by why certain connections succeed in coming together as an organic whole while others fail. And whether they actually fail or if the failure lies in our perception of order and disorder. He aims then to question the seeming importance of order and linearity and to explore if there can be more than one way of solving a puzzle, of telling a tale, of living time.
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Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music composition: Jean-Claude Acquaviva, Kazunari Abe, Olga Wojciechowska
Set design: Filip Peeters, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Dance: Mohamed 'Ben Fury' Benaji, Valgerður 'Vala' Rúnarsdóttir, Kazutomi 'Tsuki' Kozuki, Helder Seabra, Damien Fournier, Navala 'Niku' Chaudhari, Leif Federico Firnhaber, Louise Michel Jackson, Sang-Hun Lee, Elie Tass, Michael Watts
Live music: A Filetta, Kazunari Abe, Fadia Tomb El-Hage
Assistant choreography: Nienke Reehorst
Costume design: Miharu Toriyama
Light design: Adam Carrée
Co-production: Festival d'Avignon, deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp), Sadler’s Wells (London), Opéra de Lille, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, La Filature Scène nationale, Mulhouse, Fondazione Musica per Roma, Theaterfestival Boulevard ('s HertogenBosch), Festspielhaus Sankt-Pölten, düsseldorf festival!
© Eastman, 2012