Famous dance company to perform at Stade

Hofesh Shechter dance company
Hofesh Shechter dance company
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THE WORLD FAMOUS Hofesh Shechter Company is bringing its sought after dance performances to The Stade on Saturday, June 9, at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

The event is part of the Stade Saturdays programme, a series of free events and performances, taking place weekly until mid October.

Hofesh Shechter’s work is in demand both in Britain and abroad, and has met with great critical acclaim.

He arrived in the UK from Tel Aviv in 2002, rapidly establishing himself as a choreographer to watch, and in 2008 formed his dance company, which has since toured the world, and is Resident Company at Brighton Dome.

The company will be performing “Uprising”, an extract from “Political Mother” and a new musical piece from the company band, in The Stade Open Space, providing a rare opportunity to see these extraordinary works in daylight and close-up.

“Uprising” is a highly charged piece, where seven men bombard the stage with furious energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out.

Political Mother was declared an ‘audio visual marvel’ by critics after its premiere in 2010.

In it, a Chinese puzzle of encounters leads to amusing, sad and shocking events that confuse our values and challenge our perceptions of what is normal.

The performance is a key event in Big Dance 2012, part of the London 2012 Festival.

Visit www.hofesh.co.uk.

Tomorrow’s Stade Saturdays performance (Saturday, May 26, at 7.30pm) is by ZHL Strings.

This is a group of professional musicians based in London, who work on a variety of projects individually, but together they perform at venues ranging from Royal celebrations in Buckingham Palace to live street entertainment in Covent Garden, mainly as a string quartet.