Choreography & Music by Hofesh Shechter
Performed by Shechter II
Hofesh Shechter is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his iconic masterpiece Political Mother with a powerful new version for Shechter II.
Political Mother Unplugged will invoke the ferocity and spirit of the original in a new era and for a new generation of dancers, selected from the most inspiring young artists across the globe.
Political Mother Unplugged will draw you into a world of raw emotion and intense sensations, driven by Shechter’s contagious tribal movement, a new landscape of digital, animated projections and the dancers’ extraordinary skill and honesty.
Danced to a bespoke, new recording of Shechter’s music this will be a dance experience like no other.
★★★★★ ‘… as ambitious and as heads-down, hair-prickingly exhilarating as modern dance gets …’ (Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, on Political Mother, 2010)
‘Getting goose bumps is the very least you can expect from a Hofesh Shechter show’ (Le Monde)
Political Mother Unplugged is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Théâtre de la Ville Paris, HOME Manchester, düsseldorf festival! with production support from Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia and a production residency at DanceEast, Ipswich, Belfast, Salisbury and Southampton.
Hofesh Shechter Company gratefully receives support towards the delivery of Shechter II 2020, which includes project funding from The Foyle Foundation, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation and the International Music and Art Foundation, and core funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Hofesh Shechter Company is supported using public funding through Arts Council England and
benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.
Political Mother premiered on 20 May 2010, at the Brighton Festival, UK.