Brilliant contemporary choreographer Hofesh Shechter stages his own festival this autumn.
The bad boy of contemporary dance Hofesh Shechter brings his triumphant, intense and completely exhilarating dance/rock-gig mash-up 'Political Mother' (7 & 8 October) back to London this October as part of festival '#Hofest'. This time, though, the piece is being staged in its biggest ever venue - at the O2 Academy in Brixton, where the mosh pit will likely get fiery. The festival brings together a series of events staged by Shechter and his company over the autumn and as well as the return of the intense 'Political Mother' there's also a chance to catch a new trilogy from Shechter 'Barbarians' (18-25 Sept) at Sadler's Wells, and the choreographer's opera directorial debut 'Orphee et Eurydice' (Royal Opera House. Sept 14 - Oct 3). Tickets for the first two go on sale May 11, while the opera is on sale from July 14. As well as the main strand of events there will be dance workshops 'Degeneration' (1 & 2 Oct), a piece performed by the Shechter Junior company at Stratford Circus.
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