About Hofesh Shechter
Political Mother was declared an ‘audio visual marvel’ by critics after its run at Sadler’s Wells in 2010. Now it returns, specially revamped for over 30 performers.
In 2009 Shechter reworked his acclaimed programme Uprising/In your rooms into a musical feast of percussion and strings, creating an unforgettable dance ‘gig’. Now, Political Mother gets the same treatment. Bringing the atmosphere of a rock concert, and brimming with the gritty and emotional complexity of Shechter's extraordinary dance work, Political Mother - The Choreographer's Cut gives audiences an experience like no other. It will be performed with a live band of over 20 musicians alongside the 12 dancers of the Hofesh Shechter Company.
"With its surreal concept, punchy, furiously energetic choreography and thunderous rock score, this is a terrific piece of staging and an experience like no other" - SUNDAY TIMES
"Effortlessly hip, endlessly energetic, exhilarating, sexy and loud enough to burst your ear drums" -DAILY TELEGRAPH
Award-winning Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter has become one of the UK’s most celebrated young artists since his first performances here in 2007. His work has been seen at the Roundhouse, Latitude Festival and on the opening credits of Channel 4’s Skins.