Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of Untouchable. It was last on stage 27 March—14 April 2015.
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.
News and features
28 March 2015
What did you think of The Royal Ballet's Mixed Programme featuring works by George Balanchine, Hofesh Shechter and Kenneth MacMillan?
26 March 2015
Our quick guide to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme featuring Hofesh Shechter's debut with the Company and masterpieces by George Balanchine and Kenneth MacMillan.
‘A Stranger in the House’: Hofesh Shechter on the themes of Untouchable, and how ROH audiences will react25 March 2015
The choreographer speaks to journalist Mark Monahan ahead of the premiere of Untouchable, his first work for The Royal Ballet.
16 February 2015
Leading choreographer on creating a main stage work at the Royal Opera House and working with The Royal Ballet.
Hofesh Shechter on creating his first work for The Royal Ballet – ‘I look forward to showing them different areas and energies in the body’5 December 2014
The Israeli choreographer and composer on creating his first work for the Company.