Doors: show time 7.30pm
@ Sadler’s Wells
London, EC1R 4TN
Entry: Adv Tickets £10-£32
Visionary Japanese manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka provides the inspiration for internationally renowned choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s brand new work – TeZukA.
Cherkaoui explores Tezuka’s fascinating world – inspired by manga stories which are well known in Japanese popular culture – Astro Boy and Buddha.
TeZukA will feature a specially commissioned score from award-winning composer Nitin Sawhney with lighting and visual design by Willy Cessa and costumes by fashion designer Sasa Kovacevic. Tezuka’s original illustrations will be projected alongside work by video artist Taiki Ueda and calligraphy by Tosui Suzuki. Using the dancers’ movements to trace the physical evolution of Tezuka’s drawings.
Turning drawings into dance: Watch the interview below with Cherkaoui, who explains why he was inspired by manga artist Osamu Tezuka.
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