From England with Love performed by Shechter II

Wed 8 – Thu 9 May 2024

Pentland Theatre

From England with Love performed by Shechter II

Wed 8 – Thu 9 May 2024

Pentland Theatre

A landscape photograph of London landmarks including Big Ben, the houses of parliament, the River Thames and Westminster Bridge. In the left hand corner stand two silhouetted figures.

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Pentland Theatre

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55 mins (no interval)

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Age suitability

14+

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The multi-layered complexity of England takes centre stage in Hofesh Shechter’s compelling new work for Shechter II.

From England with Love is an ode to this intricate and beautiful country. Through Shechter’s choreography, the dancers evoke the paradox at the heart of this open, generous and soul-searching place, conflicted by its dark history and powerful attachment to old traditions. They draw us into their search for identity and self-knowledge as they grapple with this complex system of values. Performed to a rich score that combines the breathtaking sounds of English composers, presented in a clash with raging rock alongside echoes of choir and electronics in an avant-garde cacophony.

Playful and poignant, full of pride and paradox, From England with Love plays like a ‘Dear John’ letter… a farewell note to old England and a peek into the heart and soul of this beautiful, yet complicated place.

Presented by Hofesh Shechter Company

From England with Love is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Château Rouge, scène conventionnée – Annemasse, Espace 1789, scène conventionnée danse – Saint-Ouen, Scène nationale de Bourg-en-Bresse, Düsseldorf Festival!, Escales Danse, with production support from Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia and a production residency at DanceEast, Ipswich.

From England with Love premiered on 11 February 2021 at Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague, The Netherlands, and was originally performed by Nederlands Dans Theater 1.

Hofesh Shechter Company gratefully receives support towards the delivery of Shechter II 2024. This includes core funding from John Ellerman Foundation and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation and project funding from Jerwood Arts towards Jerwood SII – a new Continued Professional Development offer to the dancers.

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.

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