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Hofesh Shechter – Political Mother

Hours and date:
13/07-2018 at 9:00 PM
Place:
Fort St. Elmo, Valletta
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Hofesh Shechter presents his critically acclaimed work Political Mother, his first full evening creation for his internationally renowned company building on the worldwide success of Uprising/In Your Rooms. Nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts award in 2011 and declared an ‘audio visual marvel’ by critics, 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. Political Mother is performed by Shechter’s internationally acclaimed dancers and is accompanied by his 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
Musical Collaborators: Nell Catchpole, Yaron Engler
Percussion Arrangements: Hofesh Shechter, Yaron Engler
Additional Music: J.S. Bach, Cliff Martinez, Joni Mitchell, Giuseppe Verdi
Lighting Design: Lee Curran
Costume Design: Merle Hensel

Strings (on soundtrack): Christopher Allan (cello), Rebekah Allan (viola), Laura Anstee
(cello), Nell Catchpole (viola), Tim Harries (double bass), Andrew
Maddick (viola), Kai West (double bass)

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