by Dalit Nemirovsky | 30.08.12

Visionary Japanese manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka provided the inspiration for renowned choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s brand new work – TeZukA. This September Texuka will be preformed by the Sadler’s Wells dancing company at the Tel Aviv Opera house  – The Preforming Arts Center.

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 KovacevicTezuka’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 – from a line on a blank page to a single Japanese kanji (letter) to a fully-formed manga character – Cherkaoui will bring the “God of Manga’s” philosophy, drawings and characters to life.

Turning drawings into dance: Watch an interview with renowned choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who explains why he was inspired by manga artist Osamu Tezuka.

Tel Aviv Opera house  – The Preforming Arts Center | 20-24.9.2012

Osamu Tezuka 


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