« As a child, Bruce Lee was a role model to me (?). Through him my interest in Kung Fu grew over the years and helped me discover the Shaolin school of Chan Buddhism? Cherkaoui said. The 17 monks performing in Sutra are directly from the original Shaolin Temple, situated in the Henan Province of China. They follow a strict Buddhist doctrine, of which Kun Fu martial arts is an integral part of their daily regime.
The artistic team
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui : Direction and Chroregraphy
Antony Gormley : Visual creation and design
Szymon Brzóska : Music
Moines du Temple de Shaolin : Monks from the Shaolin Temple
Production sadler’s wells production. co-produced with athens festival, festival de barcelona grec, grand theatre de luxembourg, la monnaie brussels, festival d’avignon, fondazione musica per roma, shaolin cultural communications company.