Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui | Faun

With dancers James O’Hara and Daisy Phillips, and music by Debussy and Nitin Sawhney.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, Sadler’s Wells commissioned four choreographers to create a work honouring the legacy of impresario Sergei Diaghilev. In the Spirit of Diaghilev featured new pieces by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, Wayne McGregor and Javier De Frutos.

The performance was broadcast on the BBC and is available on DVD with specially filmed interview content which looks behind the scenes at the works in rehearsal, and includes conversations in which the collaborators share their thoughts on the enduring influence of Diaghilev and the remarkable collaborative spirit of the Ballets Russes.