Hofesh Shechter Company presents

Political Mother Unplugged

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.

1 hour

Running time: 68 mins (no interval)

Age Advice: 13+

Please note this performance contains:

  • The performance contains loud music, haze, and 30 seconds of mild strobe effect
  • Depiction of suicide
  • References to mental health issues

This show will be available with a mixture of socially distanced and full capacity performances.

For socially distanced performances, you can select an area of the theatre, and you will be allocated the best available seats, automatically leaving a space on either side of your booking.

Socially distanced performances will take place on:

  • Wed 27 Oct
  • Fri 29 Oct

All other performances will be seated at full capacity with no social distancing.

  • £18.50 full / concessions available

Onsale Dates:
HOME Friends – 12pm Fri 30 Jul
HOME Members – 12pm Mon 2 Aug
General Sale – 12pm Tue 3 Aug