Play by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance

Play by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Shantala Shivalingappa

Get ready for Play, a cross-cultural dance piece that juggles between theatre, chess and the games people play in life and in love.

Pioneering Flemish-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui partners Indian-born dancer Shantala Shivalingappa in the art of Kuchipudi.

Kuchipudi, a classical dance form originally from south India, is renowned for its rhythmic complexity and grace.

Responding to its rhythmic patterns and gestural codes, Cherkaoui ventures into a world that he does not often get the chance to explore.

Play becomes a lesson on understanding and celebrating difference.

Play is inspired by, and dedicated to, the late Pina Bausch, who originally encouraged Cherkaoui and Shivalingappa to work together.

Dates & times

4 Sep 2018
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£22 - £28
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)


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