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New Hofesh Shechter

27 March—14 April 2015
Main Stage

Hofesh Shechter brings his visceral, urgent language to The Royal Ballet in his first work for the Company.

When to see it

This work is being performed as part of a mixed programme:

The Four Temperaments / Hofesh Shechter / Song of the Earth

Masterpieces by Balanchine and MacMillan frame a world premiere from Hofesh Shechter in The Royal Ballet's thrilling mixed programme.

Background

Hofesh Shechter, winner of the 2008 Critics' Circle for Best Choreography (Modern), brings his thrilling and politicized choreography to the Royal Opera House for the first time in a new work for The Royal Ballet. The Israeli-born choreographer and composer has been acclaimed for his immersive and exhilarating works, which include Uprising/In your Rooms, Political Mother and Sun.

Shechter's works share an uncompromising political edge and subversive wildness. His choreographic language integrates muscular loping with folk dancing. His music, strongly influenced by his percussionist training, is as explosive as his dance, while he furthers the immersive quality of his works with an innovative use of lighting, incorporating the vocabulary of cinema in effects such as loops, rewinds, blackouts and jump cuts.

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