Hofesh Shechter’s POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut
Director, Choreographer, Composer & DOP – Hofesh Shechter
Performed by Shechter II
Hofesh Shechter’s iconic stage work Political Mother explodes onto the screen as an UNPLUGGED, unapologetic and exhilarating new short film.
Filmed in lockdown at Battersea Arts Centre, Shechter brings the striking iconic architecture of the venue centre stage – from the elegance of the Grand Hall, the atmospheric intimate spaces to the labyrinthine gothic corridors, creating an extraordinary film and dance piece which is at once emotionally complex, powerfully significant and theatrically thrilling.
Performed by Shechter II, a new generation of exciting world-class dancers and set against a backdrop of Shay Hamias’ animations and Shechter’s cinematic score, the UK premiere of POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut will be available to stream on demand for a limited time via the Battersea Arts Centre website from Friday 2 – Sunday 4 July 2021.
Director, Choreographer, Composer, DOP: Hofesh Shechter
Dancers: Jared Brown, Jack Butler, Chieh-Hann Chang, Evelyn Hart, Charles Heinrich, Evelien Jansen, Rosalia Panepinto, Jill Goh Su-Jen, Niek Wagenaar
Costume Design: Merle Hensel
Video Projection Designer: Shay Hamias
Consultant Director of Photography: Sebastian Cort
Editor: Todd MacDonald
Musical Collaborators: Nell Catchpole, Yaron Engler
Percussion Arrangements by: Hofesh Shechter, Yaron Engler
Produced by: Hofesh Shechter Company