Founded in January 2010, Eastman was set up to produce and promote the work of its artistic director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Cherkaoui’s non-hierarchical thinking on movement, body language and culture is the basis of his artistic approach. His work offers the audience a vast array of projects and collaborations across many forms of performance including contemporary dance, theatre, ballet, opera and music.
Set in his native harbor city of Antwerp (Belgium) and resident at deSingel International Art Campus (Antwerp), Eastman forms the central point for all of Cherkaoui’s work. Since its foundation in 2010, Cherkaoui created amongst others Babel(words), Play, TeZukA, Puz/zle, 4D, Fractus V, Session and 3S under Eastman’s wing. It also coordinates all Cherkaoui’s work for other organizations.
Eastman’s international partners include La Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Grande Halle de La Villette (Paris), deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp) and Sadler’s Wells (London).
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Eastman are supported by the Flemish Government and the BNP Paribas Foundation. Eastman was European Cultural Ambassador 2013.