To celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Bora Bora we are very proud to bring Hofesh Shechter Company to Denmark for the first time with Shechter’s newest creation, "barbarians".
The infinitely unpredictable Hofesh 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, six white-clad figures move as one to the strains of an ecclesiastic baroque score. What follows, as two very different works unfold, is a volatile explosion of dubstep grooves in "tHE bAD" – at once joyous and trance-like – and a poignant duet in "Two completely different angles of the same fucking thing" which together complete an evening showcasing the singular and wry voice of their creator and the versatility and talent of his individual dancers.
Premiered on July 3rd 2015 at Berliner Festspiele.
"the barbarians in love" - 30 minutes
Interval (approx. 20 minutes)
"tHE bAD" – 35 minutes
"Two completely different angles of the same fucking thing" – 30 minutes
Reception, Lille Sal (Tuesday only)
"barbarians" is part of the official programme for European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.
- Age guidance: 14+ years. Contains nudity & explicit lyrics.
- Increased ticket price and no early bird discount.
"Superb stuff: juicy, nervy ensembles and a wittily unsettling commentary."
- The Guardian
"Using powerful movement, set to Shechter’s sound-track of narrative and music, this intriguing look at human relationships made a memorable impact.’"
- Manchester Evening News
"Hofesh Shechter shines with 'barbarians'."
- Frankfurter Allgemeine
"Before it has even finished, the applause has swept through the room"
- Le Monde
About Hofesh Shechter Company
In 2008, Shechter formed the internationally acclaimed Hofesh Shechter Company following the success of his award-winning production Uprising/In your rooms.
Shechter’s other works for the company include Uprising/In your Rooms: The Choreographer’s Cut (2009), The Art of Not Looking Back (2009), Political Mother (2010), Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut (2011), Survivor (created with Antony Gormley for Barbican Centre, 2012), Sun (2013) and barbarians (2015).
#HOFEST, a 4 week long season in autumn 2015, celebrated Hofesh’s work across four of London’s most iconic venues, the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, Stratford Circus and O2 Academy Brixton, reaching 30,000 people.
Hofesh Shechter Company is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a resident company of Brighton Dome. Hofesh Shechter is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells.