Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
Independence Black Box at the Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut Street
Directed by Alain Platel
Special screening followed by a discussion with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
September 14, 7 p.m.
Alain Platel directed this documentary about members of his highly acclaimed Belgian company Les Ballets C de la B. Who are the dancers of Les Ballets C de la B? Where do they come from? And how do they transcend the world on stage? In a series of portraits Patel traces the life stories of the performers whose origins include Turkey, France, Burkina Faso, and Vietnam. Performance and rehearsal footage features the choreography of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Christine de Smedt, Koen Augustijnen, and Alain Platel.