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12 June, 2020 - 13 June, 2020

★★★★★ The Telegraph

    Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter


    12 & 13 June at NST City

    Age recommendation 13+

    A dance experience like no other.

    Hofesh Shechter will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of his iconic masterpiece Political Mother by creating a powerful new version for Shechter II.

    Political Mother Unplugged will invoke the ferocity and spirit of the original in a new era and for a new generation of dancers. The dance will draw you into a world of raw emotion and intense sensations, driven by Shechter’s contagious tribal movement and the dancers’ extraordinary skill and honesty.


    POLITICAL MOTHER UNPLUGGED is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Théâtre de la Ville Paris, HOME Manchester, düsseldorf festival! with production support from Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia and a production residency at DanceEast, Ipswich.


    Hofesh Shechter Company gratefully receives support towards the delivery of Shechter II 2020, which includes project funding from The Foyle Foundation, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation and the International Music and Art Foundation, and core funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.


    Hofesh Shechter Company is supported using public funding through Arts Council England and benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.



    ‘as ambitious and as heads-down, hair-prickingly exhilarating as modern dance gets’

    Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, on Political Mother, 2010


    Photographer credit: Image: Bohumil KOSTOHRYZ / boshua



    Choreography and Music                             Hofesh Shechter

    Original Lighting Design                                Lee Curran
    Original Costume Design                              Merle Hensel
    Video Projection Designer                           Shay Hamias


    Musical Collaborators                                    Nell Catchpole, Yaron Engler
    Percussion Arrangements by                      Hofesh Shechter, Yaron Engler


    Additional Music: J.S. Bach, Cliff Martinez, Joni Mitchell, Giuseppe Verdi


    On soundtrack: Christopher Allan (cello), Rebekah Allan (viola), Laura Anstee (cello), Nell Catchpole (viola), Tim Harries (double bass), Andrew Maddick (viola), Kai West (double bass), Yaron Engler (drums), Dom Goundar (drums), Joseph Ashwin (guitar), Joel Harries (guitar)

    TIckets: £10, £18.50, £23.50, £28.50