Saturday 18th November 11.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 19th November 11.00am - 4.00pm
Early Bird Tickets: £75 (Before October 20th)
Participant Ticket: £100
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Plymouth Dance is delighted to announce that Hofesh Shechter Company will be resident in Plymouth this November to lead a 2 Day Professional Development Intensive on 18 & 19th November. This weekend will be led by Hofesh Shechter Company dancers, offering you the opportunity to explore Hofesh’s fundamental movement principles. The workshops will include a full warm-up, and use repertoire and imagery from Hofesh’s work to explore his creative process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain an insight into the work of Hofesh Shechter and his unique style of choreography, infused with honesty and raw physicality.
11am-1pm - First session
2-4pm - Second session
Hofesh Shechter Company was founded in 2008, by Shechter, Helen Shute and Colette Hansford. Since 2008, the company has produced works including Shechter’s first “Choreographer’s Cut” – commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and performed at The Roundhouse. In 2009, Hofesh was commissioned by Brighton Festival to create the ‘exquisitely acrimonious’ The Art of Not Looking Back (The Observer, 2009), which was inspired by and made for six female dancers.
In May 2010 his first full-length work Political Mother premiered at the Brighton Festival, winning five star reviews from all the major national press and subsequently embarking on an extensive international tour, further cementing the Company’s reputation.
Hofesh often works with collaborators, notably with Antony Gormley on Survivor, commissioned by the Barbican, which sold out its entire run in January 2012. In October 2013, Shechter unveiled his next major creation Sun at Melbourne Festival, co-produced by partners around the world and again both disrupting and entrancing audiences with “a powerful, deliberately unstable and wholly absorbing work.” (ABC Australia). Shechter’s trilogy, barbarians, premiered in 2015 and has since toured the world. Also in 2015 the company presented #HOFEST, a month-long festival of work in four contrasting venues in London which included the Royal Opera House and the Brixton Academy.
In 2016 Henny Finch joined the company as Executive Director. A new full production, Grand Finale, premiered in 2017 and embarked on a world tour which will continue throughout 2018, when projects will also include a revival of Hofesh’s production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at La Scala, Milan, co-directed with John Fulljames; a UK and international tour of Clowns and a new companion project performed by our apprentice company, Shechter II; and the conclusion of our 3-year talent development project East Wall, which culminates in a large-scale spectacle of dance and live music at the Tower of London, in partnership with East London Dance, Historic Royal Palaces and LIFT. Hofesh Shechter Company is Resident Company at Brighton Dome.
Please arrive ahead of time and warm up ready to start at 11.00am.
Who is this Masterclass for?
Dance Students, Graduates and Professional Practitioners
What do I need to bring to the event?
We would recommend that you bring water with you and a packed lunch if necessary. Although, the TR2 Green Room will be open, so that you can purchase lunch and refreshments on site.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please call Plymouth Dance on 07760 164254 or email email@example.com