Hofesh Shechter, one of the UK dance scene’s hottest properties, comes to Belfast for the first time 17th – 19th May

★★★★ “The ultimate dance macabre” (The Observer)

The internationally-acclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter, whose landmark pieces include Political Mother and 2017’s Grand Finale, now brings his unique, high-energy work to The MAC Belfast for the first time, as part of a UK and world tour.

Described by the New York Times as “one of the British dance scene’s hottest properties”, Hofesh Shechter Company presents SHOW, a wild and mischievous performance composed of three acts: The Entrance, Clowns and Exit.

Combining Hofesh’s bold, exhilarating and tribal choreography with a pulsating score, SHOW revolves around a group of anarchic performers as they play their parts in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire.  It will be performed by Shechter II, the apprentice company of the celebrated choreographer, for dancers aged 18-25.

Over 1,000 dancers auditioned for Shechter II and the final eight, drawn from the most inspiring young talent across the world, represent the very best of the next generation of contemporary dancers. They are Riley Wolf (UK), Juliette Valerio (France), Zunnur Sazali (Singapore), Adam Khazhmuradov (Belgium), Natalia Gabrielczyk (Poland), Emma Farnell-Watson (UK), Robinson Cassarino (France) and Neal Maxwell (Switzerland).

Simon Magill, Creative Director at the MAC said: “It is a real privilege to be hosting recent Olivier nominee, Hofesh Shechter in Belfast for the first time, which continues the MAC’s approach to presenting the highest quality work across all art forms”.

SHOW by Hofesh Shechter is at the MAC for three nights only from 17 – 19 May.  For more information about the show or to book, visit themaclive.com.

This has been supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

 

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