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Künstler sitzt in einem rot-beleuchteten Auto
© Susan Hay

Marc Brew and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui have created a solo exploring life stories and key moments of change. For Marc Brew, this was a car accident, where he went from ballet dancer to paraplegic in a split second. An Accident serves as a poignant reminder of the fact that life-changing moments do not necessarily dictate who we are, how experiences shape us and how we – when we share them – can glean invaluable lessons from one another. 

As part of  Migros-Kulturprozent Dance Festival Steps.

With stroboscobic light effects.

Duration: 90 minutes
Audience discussion: After the performance on March, 16
Age recommendation: 14+
Website: Marc Brew Eastman

Biografie

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is one of the most celebrated and globally successful choreographers of contemporary dance and the artistic director of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève. The Belgian artist with Moroccan roots moves between different cultures and dance languages. He has choreographed for both Beyoncé and Cirque du Soleil and has already realised over fifty of his own productions over the course of his long career, including with his company Eastman, which he founded in 2010. In addition to numerous awards, including three "Choreographer of the Year" awards from the trade magazine "Tanz", two "Olivier Awards" and the KAIROS Prize, he was nominated for a "Tony Award" in the best choreography category for the musical Jagged Little Pill on Broadway in New York in 2020. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has been Artistic Director of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in Antwerp since 2015 before moving to the Grand Théâtre in Geneva as Ballet Director in 2022. With Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, one of the most important choreographers of our time is returning to the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps.

Marc Brew is a Scottish-based dancer and choreographer. The Australian received his training in Melbourne at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and at the Australian Ballet School. He has lived and worked in the UK for over twenty years, where he has worked for the inclusive dance company Candoco Dance Company, among others. Further engagements have taken Brew around the world as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and director, including with the State Theatre Ballet Company of South Africa, Infinity Dance Theatre in New York and AXIS Dance Company, where he was artistic director from 2017 to 2021. Brew founded his own company in 2008. Since then, he has created numerous choreographies, including for the San Francisco Ballet School, Dancing Wheels, Scottish Ballet and Ballet Cymru in Wales, where he is currently an Associated Artist. Marc Brew was honoured by the Australian Government with the Centenary Medal for his outstanding contribution as a dancer and choreographer. For Steps he is working with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the first time.

Credits

Director

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Performance and co-creation

Marc Brew

Design

Pepijn Van Looy

Composition

Alexandre Dai Castaing

Costume

Verlee Van den Wouwer

Voice Coach

Susan Worsford

Lighting Consultant

Adam Carrée

Producer

Susan Hay

Production Management

Jools Walls

Stage Management

Mickey Graham

Co-production and support

Eastman, Creative Scotland, Access to Work, Hessisches Staatsballett, Migros-Kulturprozent Tanzfestival Steps, Tramway, The Work Room Glasgow, Australian Council for the Arts, Holland Dance Festival

© Filip Van Roe