Barbarians - Press Release

Hofesh Shechter Company present
Tuesday 20 October 2015
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
8pm, tickets from £10

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Critically acclaimed choreographer and former Brighton Festival Guest Director Hofesh Shechter presents the barbarians trilogy in Brighton for the first time. This brand new evening of work features the world-class dancers of his internationally celebrated company.

The infinitely unpredictable Shechter presents a sparse world for three wildly different takes on intimacy, passion and the banality of love.

Revealing his choreography at its most elegant and intimate, the highly acclaimed and perturbing the barbarians in love opens the evening. Trembling with emotion residing within order, an ecclesiastic baroque score by composer 

François Couperin accompanies a truly contemporary confession.

‘Superb stuff: juicy, nervy ensembles and a wittily unsettling commentary.’ The Guardian on the barbarians in love

What follows, as two more new works unfold, is a volatile explosion of dubstep grooves for an almost urban choreography and a quirky duet which together complete an evening showcasing the singular and wry voice of their creator and the versatility and talent of his individual dancers.

Recognised as one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists, Hofesh Shechter is renowned for creating raw, physical live contemporary dance pieces set to his own, highly-charged, atmospheric musical scores. His eponymous Company has been a Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival resident company since 2008, and in 2014 he took the role of Guest Director at Brighton Festival.

Age guidance 14+: contains nudity

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