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River Stage 2022: Hofesh Shechter Company

Hofesh Shechter Company

5 – 7 August 2022

River Stage 2022: Hofesh Shechter Company

The award winning Hofesh Shechter Company invite you to join them for an unforgettable weekend on the River Stage. 

With dance performances, including an exclusive look at the company’s latest work, Contemporary Dance 2.0, live music, workshops and an evening of films made by Hofesh, this promises to be an explosive celebration of all things dance.

Friday

SHOW

7.15pm-7.30pm

In this short extract from Hofesh Shechter's 2018 production Show, join us to watch their dancers unleash a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy, each playing their part in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire. 

Hofesh Shechter's 2018 production Show

DJ GOLDEN RATIФ

7.45pm- 8.25pm & 9.45pm- 10.45pm

DJ Golden Ratio takes us into the night with a set that will journey through different music genres and cultures, reminding us of the joy and pleasure found in the moving body.                                                                          

DJ Golden Ratio logo

Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns

8.30pm-9.00pm

Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns first aired on BBC Two in 2018, Hofesh combines his bold and exhilarating movement with a percussive, cinematic score that brings audiences up close to his exceptional ensemble of dancers.

Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns

Contemporary Dance 2.0

9.15pm-9.45pm

Currently touring internationally, Contemporary Dance 2.0 unleashes the intensity of Shechter’s signature ensemble work combined with an eclectic sound score with euphoric feel and throbbing beats. Performed by their 2022 Shechter II cohort.

Contemporary Dance 2.0

Saturday

Get into Dance Workshop

12.15pm-12.45pm

Join us for an activating, 30-minute introductory workshop, suitable for all ages and experiences.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Get into Dance workshop

SHOW

1.00pm-1.15pm & 7.00pm- 7.15pm

In this short extract from Hofesh Shechter's 2018 production Show, join us to watch their dancers unleash a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy, each playing their part in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire. 

Hofesh Shechter's 2018 production Show

Percussion workshop

1.30pm-2.15pm & 4.00-4.45pm

Find your rhythm with master percussionist Dominic Goundar in this interactive percussion workshop. You will have the chance to learn basic drumming techniques and patterns, so expect a great deal of fun and lots of noise.  All ages and abilities welcome. 

River Stage Percussion workshop with Dominic Gounda

Contemporary Dance Workshop

2.30pm-3.30pm

Delve deeper into the work of Hofesh Shechter’s Political Mother with a chance to learn movement from its iconic ‘clubbing’ section.                               

List of titles by Yeji Kim

5.00pm-5.15pm

Hofesh Shechter Company dancer Yeji Kim shares new work developed with and performed by students of Rambert School.                                                    

List of titles by Yeji Kim

Liam Francis and Shechter II

5.30pm-5.45pm

A first performance of a work – in progress from up-and-coming choreographer, Liam Francis, developed with and performed by Shechter II dancers. 

Liam Francis and Shechter II

Dual Till the Death by Liam Francis

6.00pm- 6.15pm

Liam Francis performs an extract of Dual Till the Death, an inquiry into the duality of human nature; the good and bad, aggressive and tender, playful and serious, and the conscious and subconscious.

Dual Till the Death by Liam Francis

DJ GOLDEN RATIФ

7.20pm- 8.00pm & 9.45pm- 10.45pm

DJ Golden Ratio takes us into the night with a set that will journey through different music genres and cultures, reminding us of the joy and pleasure found in the moving body.                                                    

DJ Golden Ratio logo

POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut

8.15pm- 9.00pm

Filmed during lockdown in the Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre, Hofesh Shechter reimagines Political Mother for the screen, creating an extraordinary film and dance piece which is at once emotionally complex and theatrically thrilling.

Hofesh Shechter POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut

Contemporary Dance 2.0

9.15pm-9.45pm

Currently touring internationally, Contemporary Dance 2.0 unleashes the intensity of Shechter’s signature ensemble work combined with an eclectic sound score with euphoric feel and throbbing beats. Performed by their 2022 Shechter II cohort.

Contemporary Dance 2.0

Sunday

Get into Dance workshop

1.15pm-1.45pm

Join us for an activating, 30-minute introductory workshop, suitable for all ages and experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Get into Dance workshop

SHOW

2.00pm-2.15pm

In this short extract from Hofesh Shechter's 2018 production Show, join us to watch their dancers unleash a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy, each playing their part in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire. 

Hofesh Shechter's 2018 production Show

DanceEast CAT

2.30pm - 3.00pm

Students from the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) perform an extract from Hofesh Shechter’s iconic work Political Mother.                                                                                                                                                        

Contemporary Dance workshop

3.15pm-4.15pm

This workshop will give you the chance to explore the distinctive movement style and imagery across Hofesh Shechter’s works.                                                                                                                                                                                         

Hofesh Shechter Contemporary Dance workshop

Contemporary Dance 2.0

4.30pm-5.00pm

Currently touring internationally, Contemporary Dance 2.0 unleashes the intensity of Shechter’s signature ensemble work combined with an eclectic sound score with euphoric feel and throbbing beats. Performed by their 2022 Shechter II cohort.

Contemporary Dance 2.0

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