Asia Premiere of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Dance “Puz/zle”
Why We Recommend it
In the dance Puz/zle, award-winning Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui questions the inertia of our views of history and cultural evolution through imagery and metaphor.
Award-winning Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (b. Antwerp, 1976) takes the reins of the last performance of the LCSD’s Beyond Multi-Arts series, a dance performance titled Puz/zle.
In Puz/zle, Cherkaoui questions the inertia of our views of history and cultural evolution through imagery and metaphor. Through spectacular physical sequences, he explores the evolution of time and space in history, and how things change their environment. Puz/zle is a dance work infused with imagery and metaphor, demonstrating the “mutual interdependence” of order and disorder.
Puz/zle premiered at the Quarry Theatre, at the 2012 Avignon Arts Festival. Cherkaoui was inspired by the landscape to think about stone and its meaning for human existence, as well as exploring building and destruction. He uses rich images and symbols to construct stories but also break them down. Puz/zle expresses a deep concern for human circumstances, and the grand narrative of common fate.