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‘Shechter is a true original’ The Guardian ****

Hofesh Shechter Company visits four venues in Wales this year as part of a UK tour. The company presents the much acclaimed Political Mother in Brecon and Cardiff and a double bill of earlier works – Uprising and The Art of Not Looking Back in Swansea and Aberystwyth. 13 Mar 2012

‘Shechter is a true original’ The Guardian ****
Hofesh Shechter Company

Two years after Political Mother first took the dance world by storm, this electrifying spectacle is back. Featuring 10 dancers and a live band of drummers and electric guitars, Political Mother is..."PART DANCE SHOW, PART HEAVY-ROCK GIG. AN AUDIO-VISUAL MARVEL" THE DAILY TELEGRAPH. Following its world première at Brighton Festival 2010, a world tour and a sell-out run at Sadler’s Wells, Political Mother’s powerful rock gig atmosphere, Shechter’s own ground-shaking score, and breathtaking ensemble sequences remain unforgettable.

In Uprising seven men emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with furious energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out in a highly charged work, set to a throbbing percussive score.

The Art of Not Looking Back is equally powerful and driven, exploring separation, denial and survival – performed and inspired by the world class female dancers of the company. Physical, complex and unrelenting Shechter’s favoured theme of ‘man against the world’ is presented in a different light.

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Age Guidance: 13+

Hofesh Shechter Company is supported by Arts Council England, Quercus Trust and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and is Resident Company at Brighton Dome.

Hofesh Shechter Company Spring Tour 2012 is Supported by National Lottery through the Arts Council Wales.


Political Mother

25 APRIL 7.45PM


Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys LD3 7EW Box Office: 01874 611622 /

Tickets: £15 (concs £12, U-18/students £7.50)

15 & 16 MAY, 8PM


Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4YE Box Office: 029 2064 6900 /

Tickets: £15-£22 (concs £2 off / under 25s half price tickets)

Uprising/The Art of Not Looking Back

TUES 1 – WEDS 2 MAY 7.30pm

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Box Office: 01970 62 32 32 /

Tickets: £14 (£13) CC £12.50 (£11.50)


Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Box Office: 01792 602060 /

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