Hofesh Shechter

Israeli-born, UK-based choreographer Hofesh Shechter began his professional dance career with Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company. While working with Batsheva, he began studying percussion and went on to become a drummer in a rock band. He made his choreographic debut in the UK in 2003 with the duet Fragments, followed by Cult, Uprising, and In your rooms. In 2008 he formed Hofesh Shechter Company, an international cast of outstanding dancers and musicians, to create an extended version of Uprising/In your rooms: The Choreographer’s Cut. In 2010 Shechter presented Political Mother at the Brighton Festival, which brought the company international attention. It has since toured Australia, Asia, Europe, and the US, including at BAM. Shechter has worked as a choreographer at the UK’s Royal Court Theatre and the National Theatre and for BBC 4’s popular drama Skins. He is the recipient of many prizes, including the 3rd Serge Diaghilev choreography award for Fragments, an Audience Choice Award at the Place Prize 2004 for Cult, Movimentos Most Promising Newcomer in Dance Award in 2009, and the British Theatre Institute’s Award for Excellence in International Dance in 2011. He is an associate artist of Sadler’s Wells. Hofesh Shechter Company is the resident company at Brighton Dome.

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