‘One of the sharpest, most daring choreographers/composers working today…’ – Vogue.
This Summer, for 3 nights only, internationally-celebrated choreographer and Somerset House resident – Hofesh Shechter Company – will present Shechter Underground. Welcoming its extraordinarily-talented young dancers to perform a site-responsive show that will lead audiences through the atmospheric maze-like underground tunnels and rooms beneath Somerset House.
Hofesh is renowned for his bold, exhilarating, tribal choreography, accompanied by a pulsating score. In this unique experience a group of anarchic performers will take the audience on a journey underground at Somerset House – through space not ordinarily open to the general public – as they play their parts in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire.
Hofesh Shechter company dancer – Erion Kruja – will take original movement from Hofesh’s hit show Clowns and shape it to respond directly to Somerset House’s historical setting. Enter a darkly comic, topsy-turvy world where fools can be kings and kings are fools – and experience Hofesh’s inimitable theatre-dance-rock-gig style in an unforgettable and intimate setting.
Shechter II – Apprentice Programme:-
Shechter Underground is performed by the young dancers of Hofesh’s apprentice programme Shechter II and complements Somerset House’s commitment to supporting and nurturing young talent across the creative sector.
One of the city’s most spectacular and well-loved spaces, Somerset House is a new kind of arts centre in the heart of London. Designed for today’s audiences, artists and creatives – Somerset House comprises an inspirational community where contemporary culture is imagined, created and experienced.
Shechter Underground will take place in Great Arch Hall, Somerset House London.
Times: 6.30 – 8.30pm (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
Duration: 1 hour approx
Age: 14+ (guidance only)
Transport: (Underground) Temple, Embankment
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