Writer’s Block & Writer’s Punch #2

Everybody was kung-fu fighting / Those cats were fast as lightning / In fact it was a little bit frightening / But they fought with expert timing

Sorry. I had no better way to start this post.

Please read below to discover Sadler’s Wells new breathtaking production ‘Sutra’ available for our perusal March 13th – 26th 2010.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Antony Gormley/ Shaolin Monks – Sutra


Winner of the prestigious Ballettanz Production of the Year award, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s remarkable collaboration with Antony Gormley and monks from the Shaolin Temple makes a triumphant return to Sadler’s Wells.

Performed by 17 monks from the original Shaolin Temple in China, with dancer Ali Thabet in the role originally performed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sutra is a fascinating exploration of the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition, its relationship with Kung-Fu, and its position within a contemporary context.

With a striking set design consisting of 21 wooden boxes by Turner prize-winning artist Antony Gormley and a beautiful score by Polish composer Szymon Brzóska, which is played live, Sutra has delighted audiences and critics alike, both at its Sadler’s Wells world premiere in 2008 and on tour around the world.


Go buy your tickets here



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