Contemporary Dance 2.0
Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter
Lighting Design: Tom Visser
Original Costume Design: Osnat Kelner
A rhythmic, fiercely energetic and exhilarating performance from celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter and his award winning company Shechter II.
Contemporary Dance 2.0 unleashes the intensity of Shechter’s signature ensemble work combined with an eclectic sound-score with euphoric feel and throbbing beats.
In a work that is dipped in ironic references to pop culture and making a playful take on Shechter’s own art form, in Contemporary Dance 2.0 only one thing is certain, the dancers do it their way.
Inspired by the original production created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani in 2019 Contemporary Dance 2.0 is re-imagined by Shechter II, the very best of the next generation of world-class performers aged 18-25.
Dancers: Tristan Carter, Cristel de Frankrijker, Justine Gouache, Zakarius Harry, Alex Haskins, Oscar Jinghu Li, Keanah Faith Simin, Chanel Vyent.
Premiere: Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza – 23 March 2022
On sale now: Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza,(Italy),Teatro Comunale di Modena (Italy) and Théâtre de la Ville, Théâtre les Abbesses (France)
Further international and extensive UK dates to be announced shortly, including Theatre Royal (Plymouth), The Venue MK (Milton Keynes), The MAC (Belfast) and Battersea Arts Centre (London), Pala de Andrè (Ravenna), L’Avant Seine, Théâtre de Colombes (France) Théâtre Romain Rolland, Villejuif (France), Torinodanza Festival (Italy), Bora Bora, Aarhus (Denmark), Château Rouge, Annemasse, (France).
'Getting goose bumps is the very least you can expect from a Hofesh Shechter show'
‘furious energy is pumped out over the dance floor’
Contemporary Dance 2.0 is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Düsseldorf Festival!, Espace 1789 Saint-Ouen, with production support from Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza, and a production residency at Arts Depot, London.
Hofesh Shechter Company gratefully receives support towards the delivery of Shechter II 2022, which includes core funding from John Ellerman Foundation and project funding from The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.
Hofesh Shechter Company is supported using public funding through Arts Council England and benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.
Contemporary Dance premiered at The Göteborg Opera on 15 March 2019 performed by GöteborgsOperans Danskompani