From contemporary dance to classical ballet, from opera and broadway musicals to music videos, film and theater, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui defies easy description. He has worked with Beyoncé, staged baroque operas as well as modern works by Philip Glass, he choreographed an Alanis Morisette themed Broadway musical in 2019 and several major Hollywood film productions. His work always stayed close to theatre. His themes include the great myths of humanity and its search for knowledge and wisdom. Cherkaoui appeared first on the dance firmament as a startlingly limber performer, and, immediately after, as a prolific choreographer with a remarkable ability to create worlds entirely to themselves, worlds where movement and music and architecture meld seamlessly. His work has picked up a staggering number of prizes and nominations, including two Olivier Awards, three Tanz Awards, a Giraldillo Award, and the Kairos Prize for his services to art and culture. While artistic director of Eastman, his own contemporary dance company founded in 2010, Cherkaoui also helmed the Ballet of Flanders between 2015 and 2022. Since June 2022, he is director of the Ballet of the Grand Theatre de Geneve.