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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