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Hofesh Shechter


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Hofesh Shechter is renowned for composing atmospheric musical scores to compliment the unique physicality of his movement. He is Artistic Director of the UK-based Hofesh Shechter Company, formed in 2008. The company are resident at Brighton Dome and Shechter is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells.

His works for his company include Uprising, In your rooms, The Art of Not Looking Back, Survivor (in collaboration with Antony Gormley at the Barbican), Sun, Political Mother, and, in 2015, barbarians. Grand Finale was created for his own company and premiered at La Villette with Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) in 2017.

Shechter has also staged and choreographed works for leading international dance companies including the Royal Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theatre 1, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Bern Ballet, Carte Blanche Dance Company, Candoco and Batsheva Ensemble.

He has choreographed for theatre, television and opera, notably at the Metropolitan Opera (New York) for Nico Mulhy’s Two Boys, the Royal Court on Motortown and The Arsonists, the National Theatre on Saint Joan and for the Channel 4 series Skins. As part of #HOFEST, a four-week festival celebrating Shechter’s work across four iconic London venues, he co-directed Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice with John Fulljames at the Royal Opera House. In 2016 he was Tony Award nominated for his choreography for the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.