Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is fascinated by labyrinths and by the way branches and offshoots arise and come together again – not only in labyrinths and trees, but also in cultures and religions.Man is surrounded by labyrinths. Each new place or city is a labyrinth, as is the body. You have to go through each piece of skin, each cell to get to the center. Life should be lived by scanning and experiencing everything, by daring to venture into every side lane to come to the essence gradually.

Cherkaoui created Labyrinth for 24 dancers of the National Ballet Amsterdam. The Polish composer Szymon Brzóska wrote the score and Tim Van Steenbergen designed the costumes.