Creation by SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI. A co-production between GöteborgsOperans Danskompani & Eastman
Icons. Religious leaders, politicians, pop stars, role models. We create them, reproduce them, worship them. All until the next regime, culture or trend takes over and replaces them with new ones. Why do we do this? Why do we feel the need to create icons - and destroy the ones we no longer worship? What happens within us when we build them up, and then witness their downfall?
Running time – 70 mins
Dancers – 18 (12 from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, 6 from Eastman).
ICON IS A CO-PRODUCTION WITH
deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp - De Munt/La Monnaie, Brussels - Sadler’s Wells, London - Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxemburg - La Villette, Paris - Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt, Wolfsburg - Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps Zürich (tbc)
Eastman is supported by the Flemish Gouvernement and BNP Paribas Foundation.