JOIN US for an unforgettable weekend on the River Stage this summer.

With dance performances, including an exclusive look at our latest work, Contemporary Dance 2.0, live music, workshops and an evening of films made by Hofesh, this weekend promises to be an explosive celebration of all things dance.

MC – Robinson Cassarino


Contemporary Dance 2.0 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Currently touring internationally, 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. Performed by our 2022 Shechter II cohort who represent the very best of emerging artists aged 18-25.

SHOW (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

In this short extract from our 2018 production SHOW, be prepared as our dancers unleash a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy each playing their part in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire.

DanceEast CAT (Sunday)

Students from the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) perform an extract from Hofesh Shechter’s iconic work Political Mother.

HSC Presents

List of titles by Yeji Kim (Saturday)

Hofesh Shechter Company dancer Yeji Kim, shares a  newly choreographed work developed with, and performed by students of Rambert School.

Liam Francis and Shechter II (Saturday)

A first performance of a work – in progress from up-and-coming choreographer, Liam Francis, developed with and performed by our Shechter II dancers.

Dual Till the Death by Liam Francis (Saturday)

Up-and-coming choreographer, Liam Francis, performs an extract of Where to Start? A tale of compassion and identity is unpacked in this coming-of-age duet, which sees the performers tear themselves apart in an effort to share how they feel


Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns (Friday)

A rare opportunity to see Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns. First broadcast on BBC Two in 2018, Hofesh combines his bold and exhilarating movement for the screen, with a percussive, cinematic score that brings audiences up close to his exceptional ensemble of dancers.

POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut (Saturday)

For one night only. Filmed during lockdown in the Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre, HofeshShechter reimagines Political Mother for the screen, creating an extraordinary film and dance piece that is emotionally complex and powerfully significant and theatrically thrilling.


Get into dance workshop (Saturday, Sunday)

No dance experience is required. Join us for an activating, 30-minute introductory workshop, suitable for all ages and experiences.

Percussion workshop (Saturday)

Find your rhythm with master percussionist Dominic Goundar in this interactive percussion workshop. Participants will have the chance to learn basic drumming techniques and patterns, so you can expect high-energy, great fun, whilst making lots of noise! All ages and abilities are welcome.

Contemporary Dance Workshop – ‘Clubbing’  (Saturday)

Delve deeper into the work of Hofesh Shechter’s seminal work, Political Mother with a chance to learn movement from the iconic ‘clubbing’ section.

Contemporary Dance Workshop (Sunday)

Starting with our daily company warm-up, this workshop will give participants the chance to explore the distinctive movement style and imagery across Hofesh Shechter’s works

River Stage 5-7 August 2022

Friday 5 Aug

19:15-19:30 SHOW 

19:45-20:25 DJ GOLDEN RATIФ  (warm up)

20:30-21:00 Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns (film)

21:15-21:45 Contemporary Dance 2.0 

21:45-22:45 DJ GOLDEN RATIФ 

Saturday 6 Aug

12:15-12:45 Get into dance workshop 

13:00-13:15 SHOW 

13:30-14:15 Percussion workshop 

14:30-15:30 Contemporary Dance Workshop (clubbing)

16:00-16:45 Percussion workshop 

17:00-17:15 HSC PRESENTS

List of titles by Yeji Kim 

17:30-17:45 HSC PRESENTS

Liam Francis and Shechter II 

18:00-18:15 HSC PRESENTS

Dual Till the Death Liam Francis 

19:00-19:15 SHOW 

19:20-20:00 DJ GOLDEN RATIФ (warm up)

20:15-21:00 POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut (film) 

21:15-21:45 Contemporary Dance 2.0 

21:45-22:45 DJ GOLDEN RATIФ 

Sunday 7 August 

13:15-13:45 Get into Dance workshop 

14:00-14:15 SHOW 

14:30-15:00 DanceEast CAT 

15:15-16:15 Contemporary Dance workshop

16:30-17:00 Contemporary Dance 2.0