In Your Rooms & Uprising

Rising star of the contemporary dance world, Hofesh Shechter presents his acclaimed works In your rooms and Uprising. Hotly tipped as dance’s next big thing - his work was recently seen by millions of viewers when he was commissioned to choreograph the opening dance sequence for E4’s hit TV series Skins.

Former drummer in a rock band, Hofesh Shechter performed with Israel’s internationally acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company where he worked with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin and Wim Vandekeybus. After several years studying drumming and percussion in Israel and France, he moved to the UK, joining Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company in 2002 and making his choreographic debut in 2004.

Hofesh Shechter

In your rooms brims with gritty physicality and is at times provocative, political and deeply personal, presenting a society that is scarily alienating and yet shockingly familiar. 12 dancers reveal shifting motives, lack of control and vulnerabilities through intricate, touching encounters. The work features a hauntingly beautiful original score, created by Shechter in collaboration with Nell Catchpole (The Gogmagogs), performed live on stage by five musicians at a number of the venues on tour.

In Your Rooms

In Uprising seven men emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with furious energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out. This highly charged work, set to a throbbing percussive score also composed by Shechter, leaves audiences buzzing.

Uprising

 

In your rooms was commissioned by The Place, Southbank Centre and Sadler’s Wells, and supported by Arts Council England.  The work is co-commissioned by The Point, Eastleigh, Dance South West, Gloucestershire Dance and Take Art Somerset.  Subsidised rehearsal facilities provided by the Jerwood Space and Moving East.

Dance Touring Partnership, Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn, ACE Lottery Funded, Arts Council of Wales

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