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Southern Bound Comfort

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Gregory Maqoma

Belgium - Morocco - South Africa

 South African Gregory Maqoma and Belgian Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui met at the dance school P.A.R.T.S in Brussels They discovered that they shared a similar vision of contemporary dance. In 2001, Maqoma created the duet Southern Comfort with dancer Shannell Winlock. In 2009, Maqoma asked Sidi Larbi to create a duet for him and Winlock - the result is Bound. With this double bill, NEXT brings two big names from the contemporary dance fi eld together in a fascinating cross-cultural clash.

artistic concept and choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Bound) and Gregory Maqoma (Southern Comfort) /
material devised and performed by Gregory Maqoma and Shanell Winlock / live musicians Stefan Knapik
(cello), Soumik Datta (sarod), Manjunath B Chandramouli (percussions) / lighting design Willy Cessa (Bound), Fabiana Piccioli (Southern Comfort) /
choreographer assistant Jon Filip Fahlstrom (Bound) / rehearsal director Miranda Lind (Bound) / technical manager Sander Loonen / coproduction Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Sadler’s Wells - London, The
ShowRoom - University of Chichester , The Point-Eastleigh, Festival de Marseille, RPF/RED Reggio Emilia Danza – Aperto Festival, Julidans - Amsterdam,
KVS- Brussels / with the support of Cultuurcentrum Brugge, TanzHaus NRW- Dusseldorf, Festival Next (Courtrai-Lille-Tournai), Kunstencentrum Buda, Vuyani Dance Theatre (dir. Gregory Maqoma), Eastman vzw (dir. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui), La Villette (EPPGHV) and particularly to Ginette
Dansereau for their invaluable help

Duration: 90 min

Location: Kortrijk - Schouwburg