GoteborgsOperans Danskompani, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley
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Led by artistic director Katr?n Hall, Swedish contemporary dance company GoteborgsOperans Danskompani's first visit to Sadler's Wells brings two UK premieres choreographed by Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, with designs by his regular collaborator, the sculptor Antony Gormley. In Icon three-and-a-half-tonnes of clay are moulded, heaped and shaped by 18 dancers to the sound of traditional songs from the Amami Islands, French ballads and medieval compositions. In Noetic 19 black-clad dancers manipulate Antony Gormley's pliable carbon fibre strips in this exploration of noetic (from the Greek "noesis" meaning intellect) philosophy.