Danse Danse presents

Hofesh Shechter Company performs Double Murder

After four appearances at Danse Danse, Hofesh Shechter and his 10 virtuoso dancers return with Double Murder, a double bill of two contrasting pieces, both charged with the choreographer’s distinctive tribal and contagious energy.

Set to music by Hofesh Shechter himself, Double Murder plunges into the heart of our deepest emotions. Clowns is an incisive nod to our growing indifference to violence. How far are we prepared to go in the name of entertainment? This biting comedy of murder and lust sweeps us into a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy. Originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater, the work was adapted for film by the BBC and has been shown at numerous festivals. To the explosive saraband of Clowns, Shechter contrasts the hypnotic atmosphere of The Fix, a sensitive counterpoint in half-tones, a shield protecting us from the aggression and cynicism of the world. A poignantly beautiful moment of humanity, a work of violence, tenderness and hope.

Choreographer Hofesh Shechter is recognized as one of the most exciting artists making stage work 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 Arthst of Sadler’s Wells.

Hofesh Shechter’s repertoire for the company includes Uprising (2006), In your rooms (2007), The Art of Not Looking Back (2009), Political Mother (2010), Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut (2011), Sun (2013), barbarians (2015), Grand Finale (2017), SHOW (2018) and POLITICAL MOTHER UNPLUGGED (2020). Grand Finale was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.

In 2018 Hofesh Shechter was awarded an honorary Order of the British Empire for Services to Dance and the company’s first dance film, Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns, was broadcast by the BBC to great acclaim. Shechter’s follow up short dance film POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut premiered in the UK in July 2021.

Théâtre Maisonneuve
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 8:00pm
Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 8:00pm
Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8:00pm

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