All the major ideologies and world religions, from Marx to Mao, and from Christianity to Islam, refer to (and swear by) a holy scripture.
In Apocrifu, Belgian-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui uses the language of the body to explore the truth of religious texts. Extraordinary dance, heavenly harmonies and a set strewn with books come together in a creation full of mystery and invention.
Performing with Yasuyuki Shuto, a classical dancer from the Ballet of Tokyo, and Dimitri Jourde, a contemporary dancer and circus artist, Cherkaoui brings together distinct universes and opposing dance languages in a performance
about the power of words and language to antagonise and divide.
The remarkable polyphonic singing of all-male Corsican vocal ensemble A Filetta provides a beautiful choral backdrop to the movement. While their music celebrates the migrations of language, Cherkaoui’s choreography
throws up image after image of the divisions that words create.
English and Japanese with surtitles
Fri 26 Feb
Download the Apocrifu event program here.
Awards & Reviews
Cast & Crew / Artists
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Dries Van Noten
A Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie production in co-operation with Eastman
Show Date & Times
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA 7.30pm*
- Feb T 25 *
- F 26 *
- S 27 *