December 8–19, 2021

Babel 7.16

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Damien Jalet


Taking the tale of ‘The Tower of Babel’ as its starting point this dance performance explores language and its relationship with nationhood, identity and religion.

dancers on stage

Photo by Christophe Raynaud de Lage


Presented in the famous Cour d’Honneur du Palais des Papes, choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet have joined forces with visual artist Antony Gormley to create Babel 7.16. The cast of 22 dancers comprises artists from 15 nations.  

Recorded live at Festival d’Avignon, July 2016.

Contains Course Language and Nudity.

A programming partnership between DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Danse Danse (Montreal), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa)

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