Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut

Political Mother was declared an ‘audio visual marvel’ by critics after its premiere in 2010. Now it returns, specially revamped for 40 performers including a band of 24 live musicians. Bringing the atmosphere of a rock concert, and brimming with the gritty and emotional complexity of Shechter’s extraordinary dance work, Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut gives audiences an experience like no other.

Performed with a live band of 24 musicians alongside the 16 dancers of the Hofesh Shechter Company.

Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter
Lighting Design by Lee Curran
Costume Design by Merle Hensel
Strings transcribed by Christopher Allan and arranged by Christopher Allan with Hofesh Shechter
Percussion transcribed by Yaron Engler and arranged by Yaron Engler with Hofesh Shechter
Original Political Mother score also in collaboration with Nell Catchpole

Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut premiered on 7 July 2011 at Montpelier, France


"A stunning visual spectacle" - The Telegraph

"The most exciting night of dance this year" - London Evening Standard

"It’s a terrific night out, and shows it shows that new dance is for all, not just those in the bubble." -  The Observer

"Thrilling" - The Guardian

"A howling beast of a dance show" - Metro