Set to music by Hofesh Shechter himself, Double Murder plunges into the heart of our deepest emotions. Clowns is an incisive nod to our growing indifference to violence. How far are we prepared to go in the name of entertainment? This biting comedy of murder and lust sweeps us into a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy. Originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater, the work was adapted for film by the BBC and has been shown at numerous festivals. To the explosive saraband of Clowns, Shechter contrasts the hypnotic atmosphere of The Fix, a sensitive counterpoint in half-tones, a shield protecting us from the aggression and cynicism of the world. A poignantly beautiful moment of humanity, a work of violence, tenderness and hope.
Photo © Jake Walters
Choreographer Hofesh Shechter is recognised as one of the most exciting artists making stage work today, renowned for composing atmospheric musical scores to compliment the unique physicality of his movement. He is Artistic Director of the UK-based Hofesh Shechter Company, formed in 2008. The company are resident at Brighton Dome and Shechter is an Associate Arthst of Sadler’s Wells.
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Born in 1974, Hofesh Shechter studied dance and percussion and was a member of the renowned Batsheva Dance Company. Based in London since 2002, he began his career as a choreographer two years later after winning a competition with the duo Fragments, for which he also composed the music. His career exploded rapidly, and his work has been presented on major stages all over the world. In 2008 he founded the Hofesh Shechter Co...Read more about Hofesh Shechter Company
HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY PRESENTS
Clowns / The Fix
CHOREOGRAPHY & MUSIC BY HOFESH SHECHTER PERFORMED BY HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY
Choreography & Music Hofesh Shechter.
Lighing Design The Fix Tom Visser.
Costume Design The Fix Peter Todd.
Lighing Design Clowns Lee Curran.
Additional Lighing Design Clowns Richard Godin.
Based on costume designs for Clowns by Chrishna Cunningham.
Composer Hofesh Shechter.
Can Can: Composed by Jacques Offenbach Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited, a BMG Company © Used with permission. All rights reserved.
The Sun: Performed by Kim Jung Mi. Written by Shin Joong Hyun (KOMCA) Published by Shin Joong Hyun MVD (KOMCA). Courtesy of Light in the Attic Records.
Le Roi Renaud (instrumental version): Composed by Pierre Bensusan (Sacem, Paris, France) Album: Pierre Bensusan #2 (Dadgad Music – DM1002).
Double Murder is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company.
Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Brighton Dome & Brighton Feshval, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Co-commissioned by Shanghai Internahonal Dance Center Theater (SIDCT), Hong Kong – New Vision Arts Feshval, Nahonal Performing Arts Center, by Taiwan R.O.C. – Nahonal Taichung Theater, Feshval d’Avignon, Danse Danse Montréal, Scène Nahonale d’Albi, Torinodanza Feshval / Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale, Marche Teatro / Inteatro Feshval, Opéra de Dijon and HOME Manchester. Developed in part at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Hofesh Shechter Company benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundahon for the development of its projects and, with thanks to the UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, continues to be #HereForCulture.