Extraordinary dance work meets rock gig
Performed for the first time at the iconic O2 Academy Brixton, Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut is a dance show like no other. With the atmosphere of a rock gig and 40 dancers and musicians on stage, this big hit show has wowed audiences from Paris to Hong Kong and now comes home to London for one last time. Hofesh Shechter’s Political Mother was declared an audio visual marvel (Daily Telegraph) after its premiere in 2010. For Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut, Shechter has revamped and reworked it into a bigger, louder work of an unforgettable force. The piece, which has wowed audiences from Paris to Hong Kong, will be performed with a live band of international musicians – guitarists, drummers and strings – alongside the masterful dancers of Hofesh Shechter Company. - Performed by: Hofesh Shechter Company - Choreography and music: Hofesh Shechter - Lighting design: Lee Curran - Costume design: Merle Hensel Opening the performances are some very special guests: - Wed 7 Oct: Eliza Carthy Trio: Eliza Carthy (violin/vocals) with Dave Delarre (guitar) and Saul Rose (accordion) - Thu 8 Oct: Rita Payne: Rhiannon Scutt (acoustic guitar), Pete Sowerby (cymbals, lead vocals) and Robin Baker (double bass) Over 14s only. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted. Doors open at 7pm. Political Mother due to start at 8:30pm.
"A howling beast of a dance show."