WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
When Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet met Luc Dunberry and Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola from the dance ensemble Sasha Waltz & Guests for the first time, they discovered a shared passion for medieval music. Recognising a core thread within each other's work - the voice's ability to flow over movement to become theatrical - here the four combine as a medieval quartet to perform songs from the 12th and 13th centuries, bringing the Middle Ages into the present through dance and song. On a set comparable to a construction site, they fight, relate, approach, question, love and hate each other in all possible ways in the UK premiere of this rarely performed production. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui performed Apocrifu at Southbank Centre in January 2013 with Corsican vocal ensemble A Filetta. Damien Jalet has collaborated with choreographers Wim Vandekeybus and Akram Khan, and the visual artists Antony Gormley and Jim Hodges. He has also worked with musicians Bj?rk, Florence and the Machine and Editors. UK Premiere
Queen Elizabeth Hall