Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Damien Jalet | Babel 7.16
DanceHouse, Danse Danse, Harbourfront Centre, NAC Dance, Springboard Performance present

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Damien Jalet | Babel 7.16

Virtual Event
From December 8th to 19th 2021
For more information about this event, please contact DanceHouse at info@dancehouse.ca.

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After purchasing your ticket, your link will be emailed and can be used to access the performance from December 8 (12:01am PST) to December 19 (10:15pm PST), 2021, on one device at the time of your choosing. 

Video on Demand (VOD) Streaming in Canada and the US only. 

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Babel 7.16

In 2010, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet joined forces with visual artist Antony Gormley to create Babel(words), a dance performance that explores language and its relationship with nationhood, identity and religion. Taking the tale of ‘The Tower of Babel’ as its starting point, Gormley’s five huge three-dimensional frames hint at a nameless intersection in a faceless city near the borders that define a no man’s land. We watch as the action flows from private to public, intimacy to extroversion, and the individual to the collective – while choices of faith, space and community are made and we are reminded that to some the tale of Babel represents the gates to enlightenment, to others – chaos, confusion and conflict. The piece was performed nearly 150 times in cities all over the world for nearly seven years.

For the 70th edition of the Festival d’Avignon in 2016, choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet created a new version of their Olivier award-winning piece , and transposed it to the Cour d’Honneur of the Palais des Papes under the title of Babel 7.16. Ten new performers were added to the show, ten new characters making the story even more rich and complex.

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DETAILED PROGRAM 

PRE-SHOW DOCUMENTARY - (20 minutes)

After Babel (2021)

A production of Filigrane Archives

In the documentary After Babel, choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, performer Francis Ducharme and artist Antony Gormley share their recollections and reflections on the creation of Babel. These testimonies reveal the inspirations at the heart of this ode to coexistence, addressing the major themes of communication, identity, borders, language and creation.

FILM (110 minutes)

Babel 7.16 (2016) 

Produced by Pierre-François Decouflé, with the participation of Unitel.

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This Digidance livestream is a programming initiative between DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto) and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), in association with Springboard Performance (Calgary).

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IMPORTANT

After purchasing your ticket, your link will be emailed and can be used to access the performance from December 8 (12:01am PST) to December 19 (10:15pm PST), 2021, on one device at the time of your choosing. 

Video on Demand (VOD) Streaming in Canada and the US only. 

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Babel 7.16

In 2010, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet joined forces with visual artist Antony Gormley to create Babel(words), a dance performance that explores language and its relationship with nationhood, identity and religion. Taking the tale of ‘The Tower of Babel’ as its starting point, Gormley’s five huge three-dimensional frames hint at a nameless intersection in a faceless city near the borders that define a no man’s land. We watch as the action flows from private to public, intimacy to extroversion, and the individual to the collective – while choices of faith, space and community are made and we are reminded that to some the tale of Babel represents the gates to enlightenment, to others – chaos, confusion and conflict. The piece was performed nearly 150 times in cities all over the world for nearly seven years.

For the 70th edition of the Festival d’Avignon in 2016, choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet created a new version of their Olivier award-winning piece , and transposed it to the Cour d’Honneur of the Palais des Papes under the title of Babel 7.16. Ten new performers were added to the show, ten new characters making the story even more rich and complex.

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DETAILED PROGRAM 

PRE-SHOW DOCUMENTARY - (20 minutes)

After Babel (2021)

A production of Filigrane Archives

In the documentary After Babel, choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, performer Francis Ducharme and artist Antony Gormley share their recollections and reflections on the creation of Babel. These testimonies reveal the inspirations at the heart of this ode to coexistence, addressing the major themes of communication, identity, borders, language and creation.

FILM (110 minutes)

Babel 7.16 (2016) 

Produced by Pierre-François Decouflé, with the participation of Unitel.

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This Digidance livestream is a programming initiative between DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto) and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), in association with Springboard Performance (Calgary).


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