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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: Dramaturgy and Engaged Spectatorship

In this book, Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s approaches and dramaturgical strategies are analysed through a selection of case studies from his work between 2000 and 2010. Among the discussed works are Rien de Rien, Tempus Fugit, Myth, Goi, Sutra, Apocrifu, TeZukA and Babel. Cherkaoui’s choreographic and dramaturgic interventions in debates on subjects like the nation, culture, religion and language are investigated by emphasising the transcultural, trans religious and geopolitical interactions and exchanges of his work. Furthermore, the book discusses Engaged Spectatorship as the ongoing dialogue and research the spectator is invited to engage in to fulfil the work’s macro-dramaturgical potential to resist nationalism, populism and religious fundamentalism.

Uytterhoeven, Lise. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: Dramaturgy and Engaged Spectatorship. New World Choreographies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27816-8