The dancers of Shecter II Company strike different poses on a stage, all with arms up in a dramatic pose
Fri 1 Jul

Contemporary Dance 2.0 by Shechter II

Presented by Hofesh Shechter Company, Contemporary Dance 2.0 is a rhythmic, fiercely energetic and captivating performance, first created by Shechter for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani in 2019.   

This full length work, set to an eclectic sound-score of club-like euphoria, throbbing beats, pulsating hip hop, folk, Bach and jazz, serves up the intensity of Shechter’s signature ensemble work dipped in ironic references to pop culture and a playful take on his own art form.

Venue: Pentland Theatre

Choreography and Music: Hofesh Shechter
Performed by: Shechter II
Lighting Design: Tom Visser
Original Costume Design: Osnat Kelner

Contemporary Dance 2.0 is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Düsseldorf Festival!, Espace 1789 Saint-Ouen, with production support from Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza, and a production residency at artsdepot, London.

Hofesh Shechter Company gratefully receives support towards the delivery of Shechter II 2022, which includes core funding from John Ellerman Foundation.

Hofesh Shechter Company is supported using public funding through Arts Council England and benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.

"The mighty contemporary choreographer – a combination of dance-maker and rock-star, but with film-director sensibilities." The Times

"One of the British dance scene’s hottest properties, the creator of works that are full of raw, visceral energy, set to blasting percussive scores that he composes himself." New York Times

“There is no sitting in thoughtful contemplation at a Shechter gig. For pure, heart-pounding excitement, there is simply no one to touch him.” Daily Express

"Getting goose bumps is the very least you can expect from a Hofesh Shechter show" Le Monde

"furious energy is pumped out over the dance floor" Svenska dagbladet

Age Guidance: 13+ (contains strong language)
Please note: this show contains loud music. Please ask a member of staff for some free foam earplugs before the performance if you require them.  

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
Please note: latecomers cannot be admitted to this performance

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In line with government guidelines, we have returned to full capacity for events and seating for this performance is not socially distanced. As of Thursday 27 January 2022 it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering in indoor public settings, but we encourage you to do so during your visit. Read more about how we’re Welcoming You Back Safely.

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Tickets from £12

Age Guidance: 13+ (contains strong language)

Pick & Mix
Book 3 shows, save 15%
Book 4 or more shows, save 20%
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