Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. The theatre, located in Islington, London, commissions and presents more new dance work than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown.
Sutra is an award-winning collaboration between choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Theatre Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Turner Prize-winning sculptor Antony Gormley, composer Szymon Brzóska and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China.
The production is an incredible spectacle of athleticism that explores the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with Kung Fu within a contemporary context.
Sutra is one of the Theatre’s longest running and most successful productions. Since its first sell-out performances in London in May 2008, it has toured around the world and played to sell-out audiences as far afield as Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico and the US. The critically acclaimed production has been seen by over 160,000 people in 60 cities across 28 countries and continues to tour worldwide.
Sutra is co-produced with Athens Festival, Festival de Barcelona Grec, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, La Monnaie Brussels, Festival d’Avignon, Fondazione Musica per Roma and Shaolin Cultural Communications Company.
Find out more about Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Sutra production directly at www.sadlerswells.com