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East Wall at the Tower of London - the finale choreographed by Hofesh Shechter.© Victor Frankowski. (Click image for larger version)

East London Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company & LIFT Festival – East Wall: Storm the Tower – London

East London Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company and LIFT Festival East Wall: Storm the Tower ★★★★✰ London, Tower of London eastwall.org www.hofesh.co.uk www.liftfestival.com www.eastlondondance.org Sitting outside on a balmy summer evening in London, watching…

Hofesh Shechter Company in Grand Finale.© Rahi Rezvani. (Click image for larger version)

Hofesh Shechter Company – Grand Finale – London

★★✰✰✰   The end of the world is here – let’s party. This, roughly, is the premise of Grand Finale, Hofesh Shechter’s latest wild and whirling work, in which he grapples with our apocalyptic times…

Hofesh Shechter Company in tHE bAD.© Gabriele Zucca. (Click image for larger version)

Hofesh Shechter Company – barbarians trilogy – London

★★✰✰✰   A psychology degree might have been helpful in analysing Hofesh Shechter’s first triple bill; here returning to Sadler’s Wells where it premiered, last September.

Hofesh Shechter Company in Political Mother.© Gabriele Zucca. (Click image for larger version)

Hofesh Shechter Company at IDFB – Political Mother – Birmingham

★★★★✰   Hofesh Shechter created Political Mother in 2010 as a rebuke to totalitarianism and oppressive propaganda.

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Programme for British Dance Edition 2016 announced

British Dance Edition (BDE), has announced its programme of performances for the 2016 showcase which is taking place in Wales for the first time – 15 – 18 March 2016.

Lucy Crowe in Orphée et Eurydice.© Bill Cooper, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version

Royal Opera and Hofesh Shechter Company – Orphée et Eurydice – London

Hofesh Schechter joins the ranks of choreographers who have directed (or co-directed in Schechter’s case, along with John Fulljames) Gluck’s Orpheus opera: they include Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, Pina Bausch and Mark Morris, among others.

Hofesh Shechter's Orphée et Eurydice for The Royal Opera and his own dancers.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Opera and Hofesh Shechter Company in Orphée et Eurydice

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

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Dance at the Latitude Festival 2015 – Faraway Forest: A Weekend at Latitude

Dance at the Latitude Festival 2015 – Sara Veale with a full report…

Anne Plamondon and Peter Chu in Crystal Pite's A Picture of You Falling.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

The Associates of Sadler’s Wells: Crystal Pite, Kate Prince, Hofesh Shechter – London

If the brand new works were something of a disappointment then Crystal Pite’s A Picture of You Falling, created on her own company dancers in 2008, was the outstanding hit.

Anne Plamondon in Crystal Pite's A Picture of You Falling.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – The Associates: Crystal Pite, Kate Prince, Hofesh Shechter

Sadler’s Wells puts on a night of dance by 3 of their Associate Artists. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Kim Kohlmann and Aimée Lagrange in Skinship, choreographed by Kim Kohlmann.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Hofesh Shechter Company dancers/choreographers present In Good Company

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Hofesh Shechter Company in Sun.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Hofesh Shechter Company – Sun – London

There is surely something excellent lurking within this work, the intent of which I have failed to perceive, but I will just have to wait for The Choreographer’s next Cut to get it.

Sam Coren, Bruno Karim Guillore and Philip Hulford in Hofesh Shechter's Sun.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Hofesh Shechter Company in Sun

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Hofesh Shechter Company in Sun.© Leah Robertson. (Click image for larger version)

Hofesh Shechter Company – Sun (world premiere) – Melbourne

Sun is going to be one of those works that sticks with me for a long time…

Hofesh Shechter Company in Political Mother.© Simona Boccedi. (Click image for larger version)

Hofesh Shechter – Political Mother, The Choreographer’s Cut – London

Still, with its thrilling, threatening and ultimately uplifting mood and its rock-gig presentation, Political Mother makes a wholly appropriate closer for Sadler’s audience-grabbing Sampled season.

Hofesh Shechter Company in Uprising.© Andrew Lang, 2007. (Click image for larger version)

Hofesh Shechter Company — Uprising & The Art of Not Looking Back – London

Each revisiting seems to offer up more than the sum of its parts, giving these former works a new and exciting lease of life

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