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Hofesh Shechter

Hofesh Shechter Hugo Glendinning webHofesh Shechter graduated from the Jerusalem Academy before moving to Tel Aviv and joining the celebrated Batsheva Dance Company where he worked with Ohad Naharin and other choreographers including Wim Vandekeybus and Paul Selwyn Norton. In Tel Aviv he studied drumming and percussion. As a result he began to experiement and develop his own music while also taking part in many projects which include dance, theatre and body percussion.
In 2002 he moved to UK
In 2004 Hofesh was commissioned by The Place Prize to create the sextet "Cult". This work received the Audience Choice award. From 2004 to 2006 Hofesh was an Associate Artist at The Place and received a commission from the Robin Howard Foundation for which he created his best known work "Uprising", a piece for seven dancers.
In 2007 three major dance venues, The Place, Southbank Centre and Sadlers' Wells, commissioned Hofesh to create "In your rooms", a work which won the Critics' Circle Award for Best Choreography in 2008.
In 2009 Hofesh created "The Choreographer's Cut" for which he repeated his famous double programme "Uprising / In your rooms". In the same year he was asked by the Brighton Festival to create the work "The Art of Not Looking Back".
Hofesh has created and set works for a number of different companies such as Bare Bones Dance Company, Edge and Verve, CeDeCe Ballet (Portugal), Hellenic Dance Company (Greece), Bern Ballet (Switzerland), Skanes Dansteater (Sweden), Carte Blanche Dance Company (Norway) and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York).
Hofesh has choreographed works at the Royal Court Theatre: Motortown by Simon Stephens (2006) and The Arsonists (2007) in collaboration with the director Ramin Gray. He was also the choreographer of the award winning production of Saint Joan at the National Theatre in 2007 and he choreographed "Maxxie Dance", the routine that introduced the well-known Channel 4 TV series "Skins".
Hofesh is an Associate Artist of Sadler's Wells and the Hofesh Shechter company is Resident Company at Brighton Dome. Recently Hofesh has created "Political Mother" and "Sun" both of which received immediate international recognition.
In April 2015 Hofesh made his choreographic debut with the Royal Ballet with "Untouchable", for which he also composed the score.


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