Hofesh Shechter Company presents Show, a wild and mischievous performance composed of three acts: The Entrance, Clowns and Exit, performed by Shechter II, the apprentice company of the celebrated choreographer, for dancers aged 18-25.
The production will embark on an extensive international tour to leading venues in Italy, France and Luxembourg before receiving its UK premiere at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith on Tuesday 8 May, where it will play six performances only, before travelling to Belfast, Ipswich, Kent, Manchester and Southampton. The Shechter II dancers will also participate in the company’s previously announced East Wall at the Tower of London in July.
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 Nederlands Dans Theater in 2016 and now returns alongside new material by Hofesh Shechter.
Over 1,000 dancers auditioned for Shechter II and the final eight, drawn from the most inspiring young talent across the world, represent the very best of the next generation of contemporary dancers. They are Riley Wolf (UK), Juliette Valerio (France), Zunnur Sazali (Singapore), Adam Khazhmuradov (Belgium), Natalia Gabrielczyk (Poland), Emma Farnell-Watson (UK), Robinson Cassarino (France) and Neal Maxwell (Switzerland).
Show is at The Lyric Hammersmith 8th – 12th May 2018.