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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. 

With stroboscobic light effects.

Duration:82 minutes
Audience discussion: After the performance on March, 16 with translation in Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS)
Age recommendation: 14+
Website: Marc Brew Eastman

As part of  Migros-Kulturprozent Dance Festival Steps.

More Dance Festival Steps at the Kaserne Basel: Yasmine Hugonnet / Cie Arts Mouvementés Les Porte-Voix - Cabaret Ventriloque on May 7 and 8

More Dance Festival Steps in Basel at Theater Basel: on 16 May with Tristan and Isolde by exceptional artist Saburo Teshigawara. Tip: Teshigawara twice at Theater Basel! With a ticket for Tristan and Isolde you get a 20% discount on Verwandlung – Teshigawara.


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.



Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Performance and co-creation

Marc Brew


Pepijn Van Looy


Veerle Van den Wouwer

Composition and Instrumentation

Alexandre Dai Castaing

Lighting Consultant

Adam Carrée

Visual Artist

Maxime Guislane

Rehearsal Director

Hayley Earlam

Camera Operator/Stagehand

Lewis Landini

Camera Operator/Stagehand (Glasgow / Norwich)

Kazutomi Kozuki

Camera Operator/Stagehand (STEPS)

Pol Van den Broek

Voice Consultant

Susan Worsford

Subtitling & Subtitle Translation

Dòra Kapusta, Subtext

Creative Producer

Susan Hay


Gert Van Overloop

Artistic Associate

Stephan Laks

Production Manager

Grahame Coyle

Stage Manager

Mickey Graham, Nils Geernaert

Sound Engineering

Sam Martin-Randerson

Video Engineering

Jamie Wardrop

Rigger (Holland / Norwich)

Imogen Michel

Rigger (Glasgow)

Chrissie Ardill

Rigger (STEPS)

Joe Möhle

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui PA

Lars Boot

Marc Brew PA

Melanie Wilson


Julia Kent

Art Direction & Production

Floris Van Looy and Robbie Van Nieuwenhove


Koen Luypaert

Press and Communications

Jonas Schildermans, Joy Parkinson


Rebecca Doggett


Marc Brew Company and Eastman.


Perpodium; Hessisches Staatsballett, as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a cooperation project between the Hessisches Staatsballett im Staatstheater Darmstadt and the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm; Holland Dance Festival and Migros Kulturprozent Tanzfestival Steps

In Association with

National Theatre Scotland

Co-commissioned by

Tramway and Sadler's Wells

Developed in residency

at the Théâtre National de Bretagne (TNB), Cumbernauld Theatre, The Work Room and De Warande.

With the support of

Australian Council for the Arts; The Work Room, Glasgow; Creative Scotland; Cumbernauld Theatre

© Filip Van Roe
Marc Brew & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Marc Brew & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui