Hofesh Shechter Company
Hofesh Shechter: Political Mother
15 - 16 May
£15 - £22
Ten talented dancers, a band of live drummers and electric guitarists and the atmosphere of a rock gig – an electrifying piece from a choreographer who has taken the UK dance scene by storm.
Political Mother will draw audiences into Shechter’s world where his raw and honest physicality have marked him as one of the most exciting artists to emerge in recent years.
A former drummer in a rock band, Shechter creates the music for each of his dance creations and this exhilarating soundtrack, alongside his company’s unique movement style, has earned his work acclaim around the world.
Political Mother is commissioned by Brighton Dome and Festival, Sadler’s Wells and Movimentos – Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg. The work is co-commissioned by Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Théâtre de la Ville, Romaeuropa and Mercat de les Flors.
Produced in collaboration with Theatre Royal, Plymouth and with support from DanceXchange, Birmingham.
The score for Political Mother was created in collaboration with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and barbicanbite09; with research supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells.
Collaboration with FOS supported by Outset.
Hofesh Shechter Company is supported by Arts Council England and is Resident Company at Brighton Dome.
Political Mother: Theatre 1
|Tuesday 15 May||8pm|
|Wednesday 16 May||8pm|
“Effortlessly hip, endlessly energetic, exhilarating, sexy and loud enough to burst your ear drums."
Mark Monahan, The Daily Telegraph
"a noisy, brutal, no-holds-barred attack on power and its destructive, abusive agenda....delivered like a roar of defiance in the face of an omnipotent, malevolent force. It’s visceral, painful and very, very exciting….even in the dark void at its centre there is humanity and tenderness, never quite extinguished”
Debra Craine, The Times
Hofesh Shechter's latest work detonates on stage in a scattershot of shattering political imagery”
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian