DANCEWORKS PROUDLY PRESENT HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY

GRAND FINALE, FULL-DAY WORKSHOP

 TUESDAY 27TH MARCH 2018

10:00 – 16:00

PRICE: £65

(£3 booking fee applies if booked online)

    Red card members £60 (must be purchased with Danceworks reception)

 

 

 

   
     
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION    
 

This full day workshop will be offering the opportunity to explore Hofesh’s fundamental movement principles. The workshop will include a full warm-up, and use repertoire and imagery from Hofesh’s most recent production Grand Finale to explore his creative process.This full day workshop is open to Intermediate, advanced and professional dancers as well as dance students from full-time vocational courses, who are looking to enrich their practice and to those who have particular interest in the style of Hofesh Schechter’s work. Please make sure you have the appropriate technical training in order to get the most out of the experience. Participants must be 16 years of age or over.

Limited availability, booked on a first come first served basis. We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please make sure you can make the date before committing to this workshop.

 

 

   
 ABOUT THE TEACHER    
 

Bruno Guillore – Associate Artistic Director 

Hails from: Cairo, Egypt

Training: C.N.S.M de Paris, under the direction of Quentin Rouillier,

Before Hofesh Shechter Company : Bruno worked for Beatriz Consuelo (Ballet junior, Geneva), Richard Wherlock (Luzern Ballet and Komischer Oper Berlin), Iracity Cardoso and Paulo Ribeiro (Ballet Gulbenkian, Lisbon). He danced in works by Richard Wherlock, Guillermo Bothelo, Ed Wubbe, Orian Anderson, Rui Horta, Ytzik Galili, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Styn Celis, Mauro Bigonzetti, Didy Veldman, Marie Chouinard, Clara Andermatt, Rui Lopez Graca, Regina Van Berkel, Paulo Ribeiro and Hofesh Shechter. 

Joined Hofesh Shechter Company: Bruno is a founding member of the Company.

For Hofesh Shechter Company: Uprising, In Your Rooms, Political Mother, Political Mother: The Choreographer’s CutSurvivor, Sun and barbarians. As well as his role as Associate Artistic Director, Bruno also dances full time with the company.

Other credits: Bruno featured in the film Passengers by Richard Wherlock. 

 

 

   
       ABOUT THE HOFESH SHECHTER    

 

Hofesh Shechter Company was founded in 2008, by Shechter, Helen Shute and Colette Hansford. Since 2008, the company has produced works including Shechter’s first “Choreographer’s Cut” –commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and performed at The Roundhouse. He reworked his acclaimed double bill Uprising/In your rooms to feature a band of 20 musicians alongside a company of 17 dancers. In 2009, Hofesh was commissioned by Brighton Festival to create the ‘exquisitely acrimonious’ The Art of Not Looking Back (The Observer, 2009), which was inspired by and made for six female dancers. In May 2010 his first full-length work Political Mother premiered at the Brighton Festival, winning five star reviews from all the major national press and subsequently embarking on an extensive international tour, further cementing the Company’s reputation. In 2011 he created a second ‘Choreographer’s Cut’, this time for Political Mother – the result was ‘a howling beast of a dance show’ (Metro), featuring over 40 performers. It later went on to play in Hong Kong and Paris in Autumn 2014. Hofesh often works with collaborators, notably with Antony Gormley on Survivor, commissioned by the Barbican, which sold out its entire run in January 2012. In October 2013, Shechter unveiled his next major creation Sun at Melbourne Festival, co-produced by partners around the world and again both disrupting and entrancing audiences with “a powerful, deliberately unstable and wholly absorbing work.” (ABC Australia). Shechter’s trilogy, barbarians, premiered in 2015 and has since toured the world. Also in 2015 the company presented #HOFEST, a month-long festival of work in four contrasting venues in London which included the Royal Opera House and the Brixton Academy.

“I want audiences to be awakened, to experience my work from the gut. Trusting the gut is to me like trusting nature, or God, or a sense of purpose; a source, a spark. Trusting a higher and better force than our limited oppressed cultured minds.” 
– Hofesh Shechter

Grand Finale Rehearsal Trailer

from Hofesh Shechter Company on Vimeo.