Award winning choreographer/composer Hofesh Shechter presents deGENERATION a gripping triple bill of exhilarating physicality and nuanced drama.
The programme includes: Fragments, a delicate, intense duet and Cult, a work for 6 dancers that takes a dark, ironic view of the forces that steer society and ourselves. Cult was the winner of the Audience Award at the prestigious Place Prize (2004).
Finally, seven men are pushed to the limit in a wild drive of hope amidst the shadow of despair in Shechter's powerful work, Uprising. Commissioned by the Robin Howard Foundation, this engaging and complex piece has a powerful soundtrack that leaves audiences on the edge of their seats.
Shechter is a true original
Aah, that's my bag: primordial pounding sound score, men in suits, women in elegant red dresses, squirming and feverish movement. This piece offers a social critique communicated in dance, and the dancing is breathtaking. If you like performance with grit, you'll like this
Jane Scott Barrett (Director, Ludus Dance) selecting artist
Hofesh Shechter Company are also running an artists masterclass
(10.30am - 1pm, Thursday 8 November, (£10 / £7)
Led by a member of the Hofesh Shechter Company, this masterclass includes preparation for the challenging and fluid floor sequences that are a trademark of Hofesh Shechter's choreography. The session also incorporates his urban and physical contemporary dance technique. Contemporary Dance experience is required to participate in this session (max 15 participants).
Thursday 8 November 2007 @ 8pm