Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a world-famous figure like few others in dance today: a brilliant writer-choreographer, with around a hundred shows to his name touring the world, and former Artistic Director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders (2015-22). The Belgo-Moroccan's choreographic work is brimming with memorable productions, some of which originated in Geneva (Loin, 2005) and others on the world's great stages and video platforms (Puz/zle at the Festival d'Avignon in 2012, to name but one). For Marina Abramović's maiden voyage as set designer, and with Damien Jalet as co-creator, Cherkaoui's swirling, shadowy and darkly mechanical interpretation of Ravel's Bolero for the Paris Opera Ballet caused a sensation at the Palais Garnier in 2013 and remains one of his most iconic pieces. The trio reformed for Pelléas et Mélisande in 2018 at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, a production that was revived and broadcast live in Geneva. From fellow dancers to creative partners, Cherkaoui and Jalet form a unique artistic bond: it is only logical that Damien Jalet should join Cherkaoui and the Geneva Ballet as an associate artist.