'Eye-poppingly packed with wit, energy and ambition’ **** The Telegraph
Perfection becomes warped and harmony gives way to a visceral depiction of antagonism and violence in Shechter’s disruptive new work. From the courtly idyll that sets the scene to the clean, sparce vision of a ‘perfect’ world, Shechter’s choreography embraces frenetic abandon and his signature understated intricacy in a work that confronts the pastoral horror of colonialism with a hint of sharp humour. An expanded company of 14 dancers is accompanied by an eclectic soundtrack that includes original music by Shechter himself.
This highly anticipated work opens Brighton Festival 2014 in the theatrical and thought-provoking style that has made the Israeli-born, Brighton-based Shechter one of the most compelling choreographers to have emerged in recent years.
Produced by Hofesh Shechter Company with generous support from Bruno Wang and The Columbia Foundation fund of the London Community Foundation. Sun is co-commissioned by Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Sadler’s Wells London, Melbourne Festival, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Festspielhaus St Pölten (including a working residency), Berliner Festspiele - Foreign Affairs, Roma Europa, with coproduction support from Mercat de les Flors and the Theatre Royal Plymouth.