Hofesh Shechter Company — Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut

7 & 8 Oct 2015

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O2 Academy Brixton

211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL


Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter's Political Mother was declared an 'audio visual marvel' after its premiere in 2010. Shechter revamped and reworked it into a bigger, louder work for 40 dancers and musicians and it is this version, Political Mother: The Choreographer's Cut, which the company now presents at O2 Academy Brixton for the first time.

Bringing the atmosphere of a rock gig, and brimming with gritty and emotional complexity, this extraordinary dance work is an experience like no other.

The piece will be performed with a live band of guitarists, drummers and strings alongside the dancers of Hofesh Shechter Company in one of London's most iconic venues.

"Effortlessly hip, endlessly energetic, exhilarating, sexy and loud enough to burst your ear drums"

Opening the evening each night, Hofesh Shechter Company welcome very special guests:

Wednesday 7 Oct
Eliza Carthy Trio
Eliza Carthy (violin / vocals) with Dave Delarre (guitar) and Saul Rose (accordion).

Thursday 8 Oct
Rita Payne
Rhiannon Scutt (acoustic guitar), Pete Sowerby (cymbals, lead vocals) and Robin Baker (double bass).

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O2 Academy Brixton

211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL

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