Shechter II is the company of young dancers by Hofesh Shechter, one of the most disruptive choreographers on the new international scene.
From England with love is an ode to this intricate and beautiful country. In Shechter’s choreography, the dancers evoke the profound paradox of this country, open, generous and searching for its soul, always in conflict between its dark history and its strong attachment to old traditions. They involve us in their search for identity and self-knowledge as they struggle with this complex system of conflicting values and messages. A rich score that combines the breathtaking sounds of English composers, presented in contrast to wild rock juxtaposed with echoes of choir and electronic music in an avant-garde cacophony. Playful and catchy, full of pride and paradox, From England with Love comes across as a letter addressed to ‘Dear John’ … a farewell note to friends and foes alike and a peek into the heart and soul of this beautiful yet complicated country.
Choreography and music Hofesh Shechter
Lighting Tom Visser
Costume design Hofesh Shechter
Additional music English compositions by Edward Elgar, Tomas Talis, Henry Purcell & William H. Monk
Production Hofesh Shechter Company
Co-commissioned by Château Rouge, scène conventionnée – Annemasse, Espace 1789, scène conventionnée danse – Saint-Ouen, Scène nationale de Bourg-en-Bresse, Düsseldorf Festival, Escales Danse
With the support of Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia. Creative residency at DanceEast, Ipswich.
Hofesh Shechter Company receives support for the Shechter II 2024 programme from the John Ellerman Foundation and the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, and from the project support section of the Jerwood Arts towards Jerwood 🖤 SII – through the Continued Professional Development offered to dancers.
Hofesh Shechter Company is supported by public funds from Arts Council England and benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the realisation of its projects.
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*reserved for under30 and over65
Student ticket 50% of full price**
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This performance is part of the Percorso Danza of the 2024 Season.
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