Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's SUTRA
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.”
"Few dance productions have made such an impact as Sutra" , The Telegraph, March 2018
"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
“This Sadler’s Wells production exceeds even our highest expectations,” The Times (UK)
“Mesmerising and magical,” Evening Standard (UK)
“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.
This event is part of our 2017-18 Dance Collection.
7:00 - 7:30PM Lower Lobby