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Hofesh Shechter’s first work for a major ballet company is a powerful piece for the corps de ballet that explores alienation and group identity.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Untouchable. It was last on stage 27 March—14 April 2015.


Untouchable (2015) is the first work for a ballet company by the multi-award-winning Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter – a Royal Ballet project The Guardian has called ‘a milestone commission’. Shechter is a leading figure in contemporary dance, acclaimed for his thrilling, politicized choreography; his best-known works include Uprising/In your Rooms, Political Mother and Sun. All his works share an uncompromising political edge and subversive wildness, expressed through a muscular, earth-bound language of movement.

Shechter almost always composes his own music for his dance pieces; his music, strongly influenced by his percussionist training, is as explosive as his dance. Untouchable is no different, its pounding score co-composed by Schechter and his regular collaborator Nell Catchpole. Shechter subverted the hierarchies of traditional ballet and created Untouchable on a twenty-strong corps de ballet, who slink and judder through highly energized movement – a fascinating new language born from a marriage of two very different choreographic styles.

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