Hofesh Shechter is one of the British dance scene’s hottest properties - At NST City
09 November, 2018 - 10 November, 2018
Hofesh Schechter Company presents
Friday 9th - Saturday 10th November At NST City
Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter
Performed by Shechter II
Original Lighting (Clowns) by Lee Curran
Lighting Design (SHOW) by Richard Godin
Running Time: Approx 1hr
Warnings: Loud Sound Effects, Stage Smoke
Post Show Q+A: Fri 9th Nov
SHOW is produced in association with HOME Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith, and received production support from Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia and a production residency at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton.
Clowns Premiere: April 29, 2016 by the Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Hofesh's bold, exhilarating and tribal choreography is combined with a pulsating score and revolves around a group of anarchic performers as they play their parts in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire.
SHOW offers a bitingly comic vision of a topsy-turvy world where fools can be kings and kings fools, performed in the company's unique and unforgettable theatre-dance-rock-gig style.
From internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter, SHOW is a wild and wicked performance composed of three acts: The Entrance, Clowns and Exit.
’Clowns is a well-delivered punch in the face’
Lambrecht Wessels, BachTrack
‘Clowns is like a wild beating heart, full of murderous, hypnotic desire’
‘A mature and magnificent work … sulphurous, visceral and surprisingly tender’
Neil Norman, The Stage
‘a wild waltz for the end of time … [Grand Finale] ranks among Shechter’s most sophisticated creations’
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian
‘The ultimate danse macabre […] Hofesh Shechter’s existential anguish and his often beautiful choreography fight to the death’
Luke Jennings, The Observer
“One of the sharpest, most daring choreographers/composers working today”
“There is no sitting in thoughtful contemplation at a Shechter gig. For pure, heart-pounding excitement, there is simply no one to touch him.”
‘The mighty contemporary choreographer – a combination of dance-maker and rock-star, but with film-director sensibilities.’
‘One of the British dance scene’s hottest properties, the creator of works that are full of raw, visceral energy, set to blasting percussive scores that he composes himself.’
New York Times
A boundary-breaking dance company that produces exceptional work created by Hofesh Shechter, with at our core a diverse tribe of extraordinary international dancers.
Based in the UK, but playing on major stages throughout the world, our work celebrates and inspires the freedom of the human spirit. We believe that dance has the ability to prod and poke and tap into our deepest emotions; a visceral part of ourselves that we rarely access in modern life.
We dance to know what it feels like, not just to live, but to be alive. In all our work, we strive to move ourselves, and our audiences, beyond reason.
Founded in 2008, our repertoire includes Uprising (2006), In your rooms (2007), The Art of Not Looking Back (2009), Political Mother (2010), Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut (2011), Sun (2013), barbarians (2015) and Grand Finale (2017). We have played in cities around the world including Paris, New York, Melbourne, Tokyo, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Rome, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro and many more.
2018 will see the continuing international tour of Grand Finale; a revival of Hofesh’s production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at La Scala, Milan, co-directed with John Fulljames; a UK and international tour of Clowns and a new companion project performed by our apprentice company, Shechter II; and the conclusion of our three year talent development project East Wall, which culminates in a large-scale spectacle of dance and live music at the Tower of London, in partnership with East London Dance, Historic Royal Palaces and LIFT.
For more details of forthcoming work, to access our learning resources and to join the mailing list, please visit www.hofesh.co.uk
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