There are few genres Belgium’s Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui hasn’t tried his hand at. Over the past 25 years, his eclectic approach has taken him from television to the Shaolin Temple, from voguing and African dance to the contemporary scene. In 2015, he also became the artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders – an entirely new challenge. He spoke with ICONS ahead of his first creation Medusa for London's The Royal Ballet,
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- George K. - Not always. Choreographers often have to figure things out by themselves.
- Martha H. - In creating and crafting, an outside eye can pose questions or share thoughts that help the Choreographer articulate with greater clarity...with any art, several drafts/edits stand to distill the work. A mentor is a resource to the artist.
- Kristin D. - Mentorship is important as new choreographers are start to develop work. I've found my career suffer because I was never taught to explore what I enjoy or don't about choreography, so I would regularly create dances I hated but didn't know why.
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