‘One moment rushes beautifully, honestly, into the next...an observer feels it in the gut.' The Boston Globe, 2008.
In Uprising seven men emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with furious energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out. This highly charged work, set to a throbbing percussive score also composed by Shechter himself, leaves audiences buzzing.
"With the Uprising I almost felt I had this wild dog inside me that needs to be unleashed. It's really about the childish and competitive mood of a group of men flung together in a room, so there's something very powerful about it. It's loud, the guys are very, very physical. In the end you feel a little bit sorry for the guys - in a way there's something slightly pathetic about their relationships.” Hofesh Shechter.
Uprising world premiered on 24th June 2006, at The Place, London.
'Instantly, you’re hooked.' The Daily Telegraph, 2009.
Uprising was made possible with support from the Robin Howard Foundation Commission 2006, Arts Council England and Jerwood Changing Stages Choreolab at DanceXchange. In 2014 Uprising was restaged on Nederlands Dans Theatre.
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