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First Look at Hofesh Shechter's Double Murder at Sadler's Wells

The Fix. Credit: Todd MacDonald

A first look at Hofesh Shechter’s Double Murder has been revealed ahead of its run at Sadler’s Wells an international tour.

Double Murder is a thrilling new double bill by internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter, presented as two distinctly contrasting pieces for our times – Clowns and The Fix.

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The production will run at London’s Sadler’s Wells from Tuesday, 14 to Saturday, 18 September 2021 before embarking on an international tour.

Clowns. Credit: Todd MacDonald
Clowns. Credit: Todd MacDonald
Clowns. Credit: Todd MacDonald
Clowns. Credit: Todd MacDonald
Clowns. Credit: Todd MacDonald
Clowns. Credit: Todd MacDonald

The show will return at HOME in Manchester in June 2022 with further UK dates to be announced.

With a sarcastic nod to our ever-growing indifference to violence, Clowns unleashes a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy, asking how far are we willing to go in the name of entertainment.

Shechter’s new creation, The Fix, brings a tender, fragile energy to the stage. It offers a human, raw and compassionate moment where violence, tenderness and hope are all laid bare through Shechter’s achingly beautiful, cinematic lens.

Performed by ten of his inimitable dancers and accompanied by the epic sounds of a Shechter-composed score, Double Murder will expose painful truths and delve into our deepest emotions.

Double Murder features choreography & music by Hofesh Shechter, lighting design on The Fix by Tom Visser, costume design on The Fix by Peter Todd, lighting design on Clowns by Lee Curran and is performed by Hofesh Shechter Company.

The Fix. Credit: Todd MacDonald
The Fix. Credit: Todd MacDonald
The Fix. Credit: Todd MacDonald
The Fix. Credit: Todd MacDonald
The Fix. Credit: Todd MacDonald
The Fix. Credit: Todd MacDonald

Double Murder is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company. It is commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Co-commissioned by Shanghai International Dance Center Theater (SIDCT), Hong Kong – New Vision Arts Festival, National Performing Arts Center, by Taiwan R.O.C. – National Taichung Theater, Danse Danse Montréal, Scène Nationale d’Albi, Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale, Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival, Opéra de Dijon and HOME Manchester. Developed in part at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Double Murder is supported by the International Music and Art Foundation.

Clowns premiered on 29 April 2016 at Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

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