Internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter announces rescheduled work for 2021 and 2022. The world premiere of Double Murder will open at Sadler’s Wells in September prior to an international tour with further UK dates to be announced.
UK dates are also confirmed for the universally acclaimed Political Mother remounted by Shechter II as Political Mother Unplugged with more to be announced shortly.
Double Murder is a thrilling new double bill by internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter, presented as two distinctly contrasting pieces for our times – Clowns and The Fix. The production will open to press at Sadler’s Wells on Wednesday 15 September prior to an international tour before returning to play at HOME in Manchester in June (dates tbc) with further UK dates to be announced.
With a sarcastic nod to our ever-growing indifference to violence, Clowns unleashes a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy, asking how far are we willing to go in the name of entertainment.
Shechter’s new creation, The Fix, brings a tender, fragile energy to the stage. It offers a human, raw and compassionate moment where violence, tenderness and hope are all laid bare through Shechter’s achingly beautiful, cinematic lens.
Performed by ten of his inimitable dancers and accompanied by the epic sounds of a Shechter-composed score, Double Murder will expose painful truths and delve into our deepest emotions.
2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the universally acclaimed classic Political Mother and to celebrate this iconic masterpiece, Hofesh Shechter Company remounted Political Mother Unplugged, a potent new version performed by Shechter II, their renowned apprentice company.
Following a year of cancelled tour dates in 2020, Shechter II returns to embark on a European tour prior to playing dates in the UK from October through to November at Lighthouse Poole (Oct 5), HOME, Manchester (Oct 27-30), Battersea Arts Centre, London (Nov 3-5) and Dance East in Ipswich (Nov 25-27) with further dates to be announced.
Performed by Shechter II, who represent the very best of the next generation of contemporary dance talent – this live stage production will invoke the ferocity and spirit of the original in a new era and for a new generation of dancers, selected from the most inspiring young artists across the globe.
The dancers are Jared Brown (USA), Jack Butler (UK), Chien-Hann Chang (Taiwan), Evelyn Hart (UK), Charles Henrich (France), Evelien Jansen (Netherlands), Rosalia Panepinto (USA/Italy), Jill Goh Su-Jen (Singapore) and Niek Wagenaar (Netherlands).
Political Mother Unplugged will draw you into a world of visceral emotion and intense sensations, driven by Shechter’s contagious tribal movement and the dancers’ extraordinary skill and honesty. Danced to a bespoke, new recording of Shechter’s music and accompanied by a landscape of designed, digital animated projections, this will be a dance experience like no other.
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