Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley with monks from the Shaolin Temple — Sutra

Sutra

Celebrating its 10 anniversary, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Sutra is one of Sadler’s Wells’ most exhilarating productions and has toured around the globe to sell-out audiences and mass critical acclaim.

The award-winning collaboration between choreographer Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China has been seen by over 160,000 people world-wide, achieving standing ovations wherever it has been seen. This breathtaking spectacle of athleticism explores the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with kung fu within a contemporary context.

With Antony Gormley’s striking set of 21 wooden boxes and Polish composer Szymon Brzóska ’s specially commissioned score performed live, Sutra is an incomparable work that has captured the hearts and imaginations of people the world over, as one of the stage’s most sophisticated productions and a true work of art.

★★★★★ "This unique, proundly imagined show takes the concept of cultural exchange to a whole new level"
THE GUARDIAN 

"Impossible to resist... astounding"
LE MONDE 

★★★★ "Mesmerising and magical"
EVENING STANDARD 

A Sadler's Wells Production. Photo: Hugo Glendinning
 

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