'Political Mother is....as ambitious and as heads-down, hair-prickingly exhilarating as modern dance gets.' The Telegraph, 2010.
Political Mother brims with Shechter’s emotional and gritty complexity. Pulsating live music, extraordinary ensemble sequences, and cinematic editing make Political Mother a dance experience like no other.
Performed by 10 dancers, and accompanied by Shechter’s cinematic score featuring a band of live drummers and electric guitarists.
Political Mother promises to draw audiences back to Shechter’s world whose astonishing unisons, percussive grooves and raw, honest physicality mark him as one of the most exciting artists to emerge in recent years.
Political Mother world premiered 20 May 2010 at the Brighton Festival.
..delivered like a roar of defiance in the face of an omnipotent, malevolent force. It’s visceral, painful and very, very exciting….even in the dark void at its centre there is humanity and tenderness, never quite extinguished.' The Times, 2010.
Political Mother is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and commissioned by Brighton Dome and Festival, Sadler’s Wells and Movimentos – Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg. The work is co‐commissioned by Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Théâtre de la Ville, Romaeuropa and Mercat de les Flors. Produced in collaboration with Theatre Royal, Plymouth and with support from DanceXchange, Birmingham. 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. Collaboration with FOS supported by Outset.
For more information on our productions click here: hofesh.co.uk/productions