Past Event

Double Murder

31 Jan 2020

Choreography & Music by Hofesh Shechter
Performed by Hofesh Shechter Company

The much-anticipated new work from the celebrated and multi-talented choreographer (and our 2014 Guest Director) Hofesh Shechter OBE premieres right here in Brighton. Audiences have the privilege of experiencing his new creation - still in production at the time of writing - before anyone else, as part of this thrilling double bill.

Double Murder – performed by ten dancers of unparalleled talent - is an evening of two halves each very different in mood. We begin with the pitch-black humour of Clowns, a macabre comedy of murder and desire which asks how far we will go in the name of entertainment. Ferociously fast, Shechter’s bold and tribal movement is matched perfectly with his own percussive and cinematic score. Providing an antidote to the dark anarchy of Clowns, the new creation is tender and fragile, offering audiences a contrasting rawness and compassion. About this new piece, Hofesh says: ‘I am very excited to bring a new creation to Brighton Festival. Together with the dancers I’m looking to find the spark of hope, that deep and childish, fragile human need of warmth.’

Choreography & Music Hofesh Shechter
Lighting Design New Creation Tom Visser
Costume Design New Creation Peter Todd
Lighting Design Clowns Lee Curran

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