Uprising And The Art Of Not Looking Back
at Sadler's Wells
Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter has become one of the UK’s most celebrated young artists in recent years. He returns to present this thrilling double bill of two of his most acclaimed works for all-male and all female companies respectively, Uprising and The Art of Not Looking Back. Uprising (2006) is a highly charged work that leaves audiences buzzing as seven male dancers from the Hofesh Shechter Company emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with furious energy. Set to Shechter’s to a throbbing percussive score, this dynamic production plays with the idea of masculinity, exploring brotherhood and friendship, and is considered as Shechter’s breakthrough work. The Art of Not Looking Back (2009) is inspired by and made for the worldclassfemale ancers of Hofesh Shechter Company. Physical, complex and unrelenting, it explores loss and separation and presents Shechter’s favoured theme of ‘man against the world’ in a different and entrancing light.
1 hour 15 mins