Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui


Portrait of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

A figurehead of the Belgian contemporary scene, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has more than 50 choreographies to his credit and a series of awards including two Olivier Awards, three "best choreographer of the Year" awards from Tanz, and the Kairos Prize 2009.

Well-known on the Geneva scene, he leaves the head of the Ballet Vlaanderen, with which he created Fall (2015), Exhibition (2016), and Requiem (2017), to take over the management of the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève in July 2022.

In 2018, Cherkaoui joins forces with Damien Jalet and Marina Abramović for the production of Pelléas et Mélisande in Antwerp, then for Boléro at the Opéra National de Paris. His opera productions also include Les Indes galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Alceste by Christoph Willibald Gluck, and Satyagraha by Philip Glass.

His affinity with ballet and opera has spawned some of his most enduring works, as well as exciting cross-disciplinary collaborations with visual artists, designers, and musicians.

Photo : © Carole Parodi