Hofesh Shechter

One of the most gifted artists of his generation, Hofesh Shechter is the Artistic Director of the UK-based Hofesh Shechter Company, formed in 2008. The company is resident at Brighton Dome and Shechter is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

His recent works for his company include Uprising (2006), In your rooms (2007), The Art of Not Looking Back (2009), Political Mother (2010), Survivor (in collaboration with Antony Gormley at the Barbican, 2012), Sun (2013), and Barbarians in 2015.

Shechter has also staged and choreographed works for leading international dance companies including the Royal Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Bern Ballet, Carte Blanche Dance Company, Candoco and Batsheva Ensemble.

He has choreographed for theatre, television and opera, notably at the Metropolitan Opera (New York) for Nico Mulhy’s Two Boys, the Royal Court on Motortown and The Arsonists, the National Theatre on Saint Joan and for the Channel 4 series Skins. As part of #HOFEST, his own 4 week festival in 4 iconic London venues, he co-directed Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice with John Fulljames at the Royal Opera House. In 2016, he was Tony Award nominated for his choreography for the Broadway revival of Joseph Stein’s Fiddler on the Roof.

His future projects include a new work for the Hofesh Shechter Company, which will premiere at La Villette (Paris) on 14 June 2017.