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Hofesh Shechter Company

Double Murder: Clowns / The Fix

15-06-2022 - 16-06-2022

Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg
1 Rond-point Schuman

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With 10 dancers

Report Saison 20-21

Âge recommandé: 13 / Effets stroboscopiques / Violence / Volume

In 2018, Les Théâtres de ...



With 10 dancers

Report Saison 20-21

Âge recommandé: 13 / Effets stroboscopiques / Violence / Volume

In 2018, Les Théâtres de la Ville dedicated a week to Hofesh Shechter Company. This season, a year later than intended, the renowned choreographer returns with a new double bill, Double Murder, performed by his inimitable dancers and accompanied by his own epic score. This exciting programme aims to expose painful truths and press emotional buttons in a way that only Hofesh Shechter does.

Clowns is a satirical look at our growing indifference to violence. Originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and reworked for this bill, the macabre comedy begins as a genteel jig and descends into choreographed anarchy.

As an antidote to the toxic atmosphere of Clowns, Shechter's latest piece, The Fix, brings a tender energy to the stage. Here is a protective shield to guard against the chaos of the outside world and another chance for this electrifying company to shine.

"Shechter has a remarkable flair for inventive and visceral rhythms (not surprising, perhaps, given that he was a rock drummer) and a genius for unpredictable moves, for elongated, fluid phrasing, and for turning his ensemble into a single sensual being, part human, part animal.?

Debra Craine, The Times

Choreography & Music Hofesh Shechter

Lighting design The Fix Tom Visser

Costume design The Fix Peter Todd

Lighting design Clowns Lee Curran

Performed by Hofesh Shechter Company

Additional music LE ROI RENAUD (Instrumental version), composed by Pierre Bensusan

Production Hofesh Shechter Company

Commissioned by Sadler's Wells; Théâtre de la Ville Paris; Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Co-commissioned by Shanghai International Dance Center Theater (SIDCT); Hong Kong - New Vision Arts Festival; National Performing Arts Center, by Taiwan R.O.C. - National Taichung Theater; Festival d'Avignon; Danse Danse Montréal; Scène Nationale d'Albi; Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale; Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival; Opéra de Dijon; HOME Manchester

Developed in part at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Hofesh Shechter Company benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects and is supported using public funding through Arts Council England.