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The Hofesh Shechter Company announces new dancers and new show for 2022

Hofesh Shechter © Hugo Glendinning
Hofesh Shechter © Hugo Glendinning

The Hofesh Shechter Company has announced new dancers and a new show for 2022.

Contemporary Dance 2.0 will be performed by Shechter II, the acclaimed apprentice company of the celebrated choreographer for dancers aged 18-25.

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Eight dancers, representing the very best of the next generation of international, contemporary artists, have been selected from over 1000 auditionees to join the 2022 Shechter II development programme.

They are Tristan Carter (Australia), Cristel de Frankrijker (The Netherlands), Justine Gouache (France), Zakarius Harry (UK), Alex Haskins (USA), Oscar Jinghu Li (UK), Keanah Faith Simin (The Netherlands), Chanel Vyent (The Netherlands)

The production will premiere in Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza, Italy on 23 March 2022 before playing at Théâtre de la Ville – Les Abbesses, Paris with 11 performances from 31 March – 10 April before receiving its UK premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Wednesday 20 April where it will play two performances only.

The production will then travel to The Venue MK (Milton Keynes) on Saturday 28 May, The MAC (Belfast) from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 June, and Battersea Arts Centre (London) Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 October with further UK and international dates to be announced.

Inspired by Shechter’s original production created in 2019 for the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and re-imagined by Shechter II, Contemporary Dance 2.0 will be set to an eclectic sound-score of club-like euphoria, throbbing beats, pulsating hip hop, folk, Bach and jazz.

Shechter serves up the intensity of his signature ensemble work, yet dipped in ironic references to pop culture, it’s a playful take on his own art form.

For UK and International tour dates and tickets, visit https://hofesh.co.uk/scheduled-events/

Contemporary Dance 2.0 features choreography and music by Hofesh Shechter, lighting design by Tom Visser and original costume design by Osnat Kelner. The show is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Düsseldorf Festival!, Espace 1789 Saint-Ouen, with production support from Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza and a production residency at Arts Depot, London.


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