HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY

Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:30pm

HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY
Tue, Nov 13, 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre

MINNESOTA DEBUT
Presented in partnership with
Walker Art Center

Political Mother (2010)
Choreography by Hofesh Shechter
The 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.

$37, $48, $59

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