Hofesh Shechter Company’s barbarians 2015

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Hofesh Shechter’s brand new evening, featuring the world-class dancers of his internationally celebrated company, brings together the barbarians trilogy in the UK for the first time.

The infinitely unpredictable Shechter presents a sparse world for three wildly different takes on intimacy, passion and the banality of love.

Revealing his choreography at its most elegant and intimate, the highly acclaimed and perturbing the barbarians in love opens the evening. Trembling with emotion residing within order, an ecclesiastic baroque score accompanies a truly contemporary confession. What follows, as two more new works unfold, is a volatile explosion of dubstep grooves for an almost urban choreography and a quirky duet which together complete an evening showcasing the singular and wry voice of their creator and the versatility and talent of his individual dancers.


Co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells London, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Berliner Festspiele – Foreign Affairs, Maison de la Danse- Lyon, Festival d’Avignon, HOME Manchester, Festspielhaus, St Pölten (including a working residency – the barbarians in love) and Hessisches Staatsballett, Staaststheater Darmstadt / Wiesbaden (including a working residency).