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Political Mother

Hofesh Shechter (UK)

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Image credit: Gabriele Zucca

Image credit: Gabriele Zucca

Image credit: Ben Rudick

"As ambitious and as heads-down, hair-prickingly exhilarating as modern dance gets"

- The Daily Telegraph (UK)

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Following a meteoric rise to become one of the hottest properties in modern dance, Hofesh Shechter brought his unmistakable style to New Zealand for the first time.

Since its debut in 2010 Political Mother had built a collection of glowing reviews that would be the envy of any dance company in the world. This forceful work from Israeli-born and UK-based Hofesh Shechter was that good, that affecting.

Light and dark, hope and despair, tranquillity and chaos, they all crashed together as Shechter explored themes of power, repression and war. This was modern dance for the mainstream – every moment a new and exhilarating assault on the senses.

From its brutally powerful opening scene to the fall of the curtain, Political Mother held you in its grasp. An ensemble cast of ten dancers executed dazzling sequences of movement; shuffling dejectedly around the stage at one moment, leaping in joyous freedom the next. High above them a band of live musicians delivered Shechter’s electrifying and diverse soundtrack, punctuated by rhythmic military drums and blazing electric guitars.

Political Mother had enjoyed acclaimed seasons on the major dance stages of Europe. Now it was the chance for New Zealand audiences to experience the production that the world had been raving about.


Event detail

0800 TICKETEK (842 538)




1hr 10

Venue: / St James Theatre


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