Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's SUTRA
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Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 12, 2018

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's SUTRA

Toronto Premiere
With monks from the Shaolin Temple

“Sutra,” the award-winning collaboration between Internationally renowned choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Turner prize winning British Sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China, is a breathtaking spectacle of athleticism, which explores the philosophy of faith behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with kung fu within a dance context.

With Gormley’s striking design of 21 wooden boxes and the music of Polish composer Szymon Brzóska’s performed live, “Sutra” is an incomparable work that has captured hearts and imaginations around the world as one of the stage’s most sophisticated works of art.

Since its sold-out debut at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London in May 2008, more than 200,000 people worldwide in 71 cities across 35 countries have seen “Sutra.”
Five Stars "Few dance productions have made such an impact as Sutra" , The Telegraph, March 2018

Five Stars "Anyone apt to bang on about cloistered kids who can’t look up from their iPhones should seek out Sutra, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s smash-hit dance spectacle", Evening Standard, March 2018

Five Stars “This Sadler’s Wells production exceeds even our highest expectations,” The Times (UK) 

Five Stars “Mesmerising and magical,” Evening Standard (UK)
Five Stars “Impossible to resist…astounding,” Le Monde (France)


Saturday, May 12, 2018
Sony Centre Lower Lobby

Join us in our lower lobby for a pre-show chat with SUTRA’s Composer, Szymon Brzóska and Toronto-based dance critic Deirdre Kelly. Together, they will explore a behind-the-scenes look the award-winning collaboration between Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley, and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China. Arrive early for this fascinating insight into the Toronto Premiere of Sadler’s Wells production SUTRA. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Price range: $55 - $145

Restaurant Discounts available.

Group Discounts Available

This event is part of our 2017-18 Dance Collection.

Getting Here
Performance Times
Sat May 12, 8:00 PM
Pre-show Talks

7:00 - 7:30PM Lower Lobby

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