Copresented with Walker Art Center

Hofesh Shechter Company

Political Mother
Past event
Nov 13, 2012
Hofesh Shechter Company


Presented in partnership with Walker Art Center

Political Mother  (2010)Choreography by Hofesh ShechterThe score for Political Mother was created in  collaboration with the Guildhall School of  Music & Drama and barbicanbite09; with research  supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells.

Hofesh Shechter, Artistic Director/Choreographer

This tour de force from Britain’s fieriest choreographer, Israeli-born Hofesh Shechter, Political Mother has garnered glowing praise worldwide for its emotional tension, gritty complexity, and explosive collision of politics and movement. Channeling a roiling, relentlessly physical version of traditional folk dance, 10 dancers unleash a rapid-fire chain of surreal images, set to an explosive score composed by Shechter, himself a former rock musician, and propelled by a blistering eight-piece live band. The result is a gripping investigation of community and country, service and freedom, and the pursuit of power in an intoxicating, full-throttle, immersive experience that is sure to be the modern dance event of the year. Warning: it might get loud.

FREE PERFORMANCE PREVIEWTue, Nov 13, 6:15 – 7:00 pm, Solera Restaurant