"Political Mother" tag
Botis Seva's Women of Sun.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Botis Seva – Women of Sun – London

★★★✰✰   It is rare to find young choreographers developing a distinctive movement language and Seva is certainly one of the most original emerging talents in UK.

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.

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 & Antony Gormley's Survivor. © Tom Medwell.

Hofesh Shechter and Antony Gormley – Survivor – London

As has happened so often before, this collaboration by two individuals who are outstanding innovators in their own art, didn’t quite add up to the sum total of that brilliance.

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