When the planet is in pain, we are in pain— Warsan Shire
We may never have spent this much time with our own selves. We certainly have not been this earth-bound, this rooted to our immediate environments, for decades. With 3S, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui turns his gaze on the lone self: solitary yet inevitably bound to the world, to the habitats that nurture, endanger, and define each of us.
Three dancers – Nicola Leahey, Kazutomi “Tsuki” Kozuki and Jean Michel Sinisterra Munoz –draw invisible lines between the lands they were born in. From Australia to Japan and Colombia respectively, they form a giant triangle across the globe, one whose vertices may be far-flung, but whose medians touch us all. So it is with the themes evoked in each solo: the wanton abuse of ancient forests by multinational corporations; both individual and collective trauma over nuclear disaster; the reflections of Colombia’s guerrilla warfare in the juggernaut of Syria’s civil war. Three songstresses join the dancers to give voice to and pierce the depth of human solitude and sorrow, while filmmaker Sabine Groenewegen’s images act as portals that transmit elements from the outer world to the stage. 3S, a performance where distances collapse and strangers can become kin.
(Karthika Naïr, September 2020)
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Concept and directionSIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI ChoreographySIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI Moving imageSABINE GROENEWEGEN Music composition and arrangementsGHALIA BENALI
SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
TSUBASA HORI Sound design moving imageSABINE GROENEWEGEN DanceKAZUTOMI “TSUKI” KOZUKI
JEAN MICHEL SINISTERRA MUNOZ Live musicGHALIA BENALI
KAZUTOMI “TSUKI” KOZUKI Live footageSHAWN FITZGERALD AHERN DramaturgyTIMMY DE LAET Light designKRISPIJN SCHUYESMANS CostumesVEERLE VAN DEN WOUWER
ProductionEASTMAN Co-commissionedTORINODANZA FESTIVAL
TEATRO STABILE DI TORINO-TEATRO NAZIONALE
With the support of the BNP Paribas Foundation, the Flemish Government and the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter programme.