POLITICAL MOTHER UNPLUGGED by Shechter II – broadcasted live by Théâtre de la Ville 

In 2020, Hofesh Shechter is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his iconic masterpiece Political Mother by creating 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 and the dancers’ extraordinary skill and honesty. Danced to a bespoke, new recording of Shechter’s music and accompanied by a landscape of designed, digital animated projections, this will be a dance experience like no other.

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SCREENINGS via Théâtre de la Ville’s YouTube Channel & Facebook Page:

All additional information and links can be found here.

Choreography & music : Hofesh Shechter

Original Lighting Design : Lee Curran

Original Costume Design : Merle Hensel

Video Projection Designer : Shay Hamias

Musical Collaborators : Nell Catchpole, Yaron Engler

Percussion Arrangements : Hofesh Shechter, Yaron Engler

Additional Music : J.S. Bach, Cliff Martinez, Joni Mitchell, Giuseppe Verdi

On soundtrack : Christopher Allan (cello), Rebekah Allan (viola), Laura Anstee (cello), Nell Catchpole (viola), Tim Harries (double bass), Andrew Maddick (viola), Kai West (double bass), Yaron Engler (drums), Dom Goundar (drums), Joseph Ashwin (guitar), Joel Harries (guitar)

Performed by Shechter II 2020


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.

Funding partners:

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.


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