An incredible show exploring the concepts behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with Kung-Fu

05 to 06 october 2018

Sutra is an award-winning show, the result of collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China. An incredible show of athleticism, it explores the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with Kung-Fu in a contemporary context.

With a striking set made of 21 wooden boxes designed by Antony Gormley and a score specially composed by Polish musical artist Szymon Brzóska and performed live, Sutra is a unique work that has conquered audiences around the globe. It is a truly sophisticated production, an authentic work of art.

Sutra logotipo

The team

Director and choreographer: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Visual design and creation: Antony Gormley

Music: Szymon Brzóska

And monks from the Shaolin Temple in China

Produced by Sadler’s Wells, London

Co-producers: Athens Festival, Festival Grec (Barcelona), Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, La Monnaie (Brussels), Festival d’Avignon, Fondazione Musica per Roma, Shaolin Cultural Communications Company


October 5 and 6. 07:30pm


from €12 to €42 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: From 25% to 35%
Groups, young people, over 65s, the unemployed, large families and people with disabilities in excess of 33%: 25%
Dance Professionals: 25%
Last minute discount (for the previous groups, except Friends of the Arriaga): 70%
Disabled persons in a wheelchair: 50% (in the proscenium, balcony and a companion)


1 hour 10 minutes