Hofesh Shechter is a choreographer and composer, recognised as one of the most exciting artists working today. He is renowned for composing atmospheric musical scores that complement the unique physicality of his movement. He is Artistic Director of the UK-based Hofesh Shechter Company, formed in 2008 and resident at Brighton Dome. Hofesh is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells.
He will be in residence with us with SHECHTER II, a paid apprentice dancer programme of Hofesh Shechter Company, offering 8 dancers (aged 18-25) the opportunity to work with Hofesh and tour the world with a new work, being developed partially at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts: SHOW.
Shechter's recent works for his company include Survivor (in collaboration with Antony Gormley at the Barbican), Sun, Political Mother and barbarians. His newest work for the company, Grand Finale, premiered in 2017 to critical acclaim. Hofesh has also choreographed for theatre, television and opera, and was Tony Award nominated in 2016 for his choreography for the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.
SHECHTER II are Riley Wolf, Juliette Valerio, Zunnur Sazali, Adam Khazhmuradov, Natalia Gabrielczyk, Emma Farnell-Watson, Robinson Cassarino and Neal Maxwell. SHOW is a provocative evening composed of three acts: The Entrance, Clowns and Bows. Combining Hofesh’s bold, energetic 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 will premiere in Reggio Emilia on 17 March 2018 before going on a world tour.
This will be a closed residency. Stay tuned to our digital channels during this residency period where we will take you behind the scenes with Hofesh.
Dates & TimesSunday 4 March, 2018
– Friday 9 March, 2018