One of the U.K.’s most celebrated choreographers and composers, Hofesh Schechter, brings his modern dance company to UCLA Live’s Royce Hall for the U.S. premiere of Political Mother, on October 19th and 20th.
Hofesh Schechter, alumnus of the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company of Israel, exploded on the scene in 2007 and returns to UCLA Live after a successful appearance in 2009 with Uprising/In Your Rooms.
Schechter’s first full length production Political Mother has been described as having “the atmosphere of a rock concert, brimming with gritty and emotional complexity” and features a cast of 10 dancers and a live band of drummers and electric guitars playing the score composed by Schechter himself.
Hofesh graduated from the Jerusalem Academy for Dance and Music before moving to Tel Aviv to join the world renowned Batsheva Dance Company. He began drum and percussion studies in Tel Aviv and continued later in Paris at the Agostiny College of Rhythm. Subsequently, he began experimenting and developing his own music while participating in various projects in Europe involving dance, theatre and body-percussion. In 2002 Hofesh arrived in the UK. Political Mother made its world debut in May 2010 at the Brighton Festival in England, where it was commissioned.
UCLA’s Royce Hall is located at 340 Royce Drive on the UCLA campus in Westwood. For more information visit www.uclalive.org.