L’Onde, Théâtre et Centre d’art, Vélizy-Villacoublay, International, France
Political Mother brims with Shechter’s emotional and gritty complexity. Pulsating live music, extraordinary ensemble sequences, and cinematic editing make Political Mother a dance experience like no other.
Performed by 10 dancers and accompanied by Shechter’s cinematic score featuring a band of live drummers and electric guitarists.
Political Mother promises to draw audiences back to Shechter’s world whose astonishing unisons, percussive grooves and raw, honest physicality mark him as one of the most exciting artists to emerge in recent years.
Choreography and Music: Hofesh Shechter
Lighting Design Lee Curran
Costume Design Merle Hensel
Musical Collaborators Nell Catchpole, Yaron Engler
Percussion Arrangements Hofesh Shechter, Yaron Engler
Additional Music J.S .Bach, Cliff Martinez, Joni Mitchell, Giuseppe Verdi