SHOW

Shechter II

Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter.  Performed by Shechter II

There is no sitting in thoughtful contemplation at a Shechter gig.  For pure, heart-pounding excitement, there is simply no one to touch him.  Daily Express

A wild and wicked performance composed of three acts: The Entrance, Clowns and Exit – performed by the hottest new talent of Hofesh Shechter Company.

Combining Hofesh’s bold, exhilarating and tribal choreography with a pulsating score, Show 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.

Clowns originally debuted to rapturous acclaim at NDT in 2016 and now returns alongside new material by Hofesh Shechter.

One of the sharpest, most daring choreographers/composers working today  Vogue

Show is performed by Shechter II, an eight-strong apprentice company chosen from the most inspiring young talent across the world, and includes Riley Wolf, Juliette Valerio, Zunnur Sazali, Adam Khazhmuradov, Natalia Gabrielczk, Emma Farnell-Watson, Robinson Cassarino and Neal Maxwell.

 

Show is produced in association with HOME Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith, and received production support from Fondazione I Teatri Regio Emilia and a production residency at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton.  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.

HOFESH SHECHTER

Hofesh Shechter is recognised as one of the most exciting artists working today, renowned for composing atmospheric musical scores to compliment the unique physicality of his movement. He is Artistic Director of the UK-based Hofesh Shechter Company, formed in 2008. The company are resident at Brighton Dome and Shechter is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells.

His recent works for his company include Uprising, In your rooms, The Art of Not Looking Back, Survivor (in collaboration with Antony Gormley at the Barbican), Sun, Political Mother, and, in 2015, barbarians. Shechter has also staged and choreographed works on leading international dance companies including the Royal Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theatre 1, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Bern Ballet, Carte Blanche Dance Company, Candoco and Batsheva Ensemble.

He has choreographed for theatre, television and opera, notably at the Metropolitan Opera (New York) for Nico Mulhy’s Two Boys, the Royal Court on Motortown and The Arsonists, the National Theatre of Saint Joan and for the Channel 4 series Skins. As part of #HOFEST, a 4 week festival celebrating Shechter’s work across 4 iconic London venues, he co-directed Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice with John Fulljames at the Royal Opera House. In 2016 he was Tony Award nominated for his choreography for the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Shechter’s latest full evening of work his company, Grand Finale, premiered at La Villette with Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) on 14 June 2017. Grand Finale was nominated for Best New Dance Production at the 2018 Olivier Awards.

 

Tickets / 

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