Hofesh Shechter - Political Mother

Hofesh Shechter

Political Mother

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October at 8pm

Auditorium - Tickets: £16 (£14.50), £14 (£12.50), £12 (£10.50)


Hofesh Shechter returns to Nottingham Playhouse to present his highly anticipated new work Political Mother, his first full length piece for his internationally acclaimed company since he exploded onto the world stage with Uprising/In your rooms.

Brimming with Shechter’s emotional and gritty complexity, powerful percussive grooves and a raw and honest physicality, Political Mother is performed by ten dancers and accompanied by Shechter’s own cinematic score featuring a band of live drummers and electric guitarists.

Shechter’s choreography for the opening sequence of E4’s Skins and the overwhelming response to Uprising/In your rooms has singled him out as one of the most exciting artists to emerge in recent years. Political Mother tours the world in 2010 so catch it here while you can.

Political Mother is commissioned by Brighton Dome and Festival, Sadler’s Wells and Movimentos – Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg. The work is cocommissioned by Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Théâtre de la Ville, Romaeuropa and Mercat de les Flors.

Produced in collaboration with Theatre Royal, Plymouth and with support from DanceXchange, Birmingham.

The score for Political Mother was created in collaboration with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and barbicanbite09; with research supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells.

Hofesh Shechter Company is supported by Arts Council England and is Resident Company at Brighton Dome.

Dates & Times

Hofesh Shechter - Tue 26 Oct 8:00pm Tue 26 Oct Auditorium 8:00pm
Hofesh Shechter - Wed 27 Oct 8:00pm Wed 27 Oct Auditorium 8:00pm

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