Danse Danse 2012-2013 - English

Hofesh Shechter Company (United Kingdom
Political Mother
Hofesh Shechter

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“Make no mistake, this guy is a rock star, or at least the closest thing to a rock star there is in contemporary dance.” (Midi Libre, Montpellier, France)

Montreal was pleased to discover him in 2009, and loved his work. Hofesh Shechter, an Israeli choreographer and musician now based in the United Kingdom, will be hitting the boards of Théâtre Maisonneuve with Political Mother, a powerful piece that explores tyranny and indoctrination of all sorts. Heaped with praise in over 20 European cities, Political Mother features 10 dancers and 7 musicians, all of whom are totally committed to the piece. More wild and furious than ever, Schechter – a percussionist by training – serves up a hard-driving score and a choreography that combines splendid ensemble movement with provocation and incredible energy. “Political Mother is a marvel of son et lumière, as ambitious and as heads-down, hair-prickingly exhilarating as modern dance gets.” (The Telegraph, London, UK). Electrifying.

Warning: strobe and loud noise.

Length: 1 h 10
November 1, 2, 3, 2012
Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
A Danse Danse presentation

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Danse Danse celebrates its 15th anniversary

Good news for dance lovers! To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the Danse Danse series will be presenting the most ambitious season of its young history with no less than 12 companies – 6 from abroad and 6…


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Danse Danse celebrates its 15th anniversary

Good news for dance lovers! To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the Danse Danse series will be presenting the most ambitious season of its young history with no less than 12 companies – 6 from abroad and 6 from Quebec – performing on the different stages in Place des Arts, our invaluable Danse Danse partner.

Passports and airline tickets in order, Danse Danse will be welcoming in 2012-2013 Carte Blanche from Norway, TAO Dance Theater from China, T.r.a.s.h. from Netherlands, Hofesh Shechter from the United Kingdom, and from Spain the great María Pagés, who will be gracing the stage of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.

And the local panorama is just as exciting! We welcome the return of the always inspiring Margie Gillis, the touching and charismatic José Navas, the energetic BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, the Albertan choreographer Azsure Barton and her New York-based company, and the contemporary flamenco company La Otra Orilla. Danse Danse is also pleased to present the audacious Groupd’ArtGravelArtGroup directed by Frédérick Gravel, and Sinha Danse in a magnificent collaboration with the musical ensemble Constantinople. Enjoy 12 shows, each with its distinct personality, and all renowned for the quality of their work and their quest for excellence. A fascinating dance season awaits!

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