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Tuesday 07 January 2020

World Premiere Of Hofesh Shechter's Double Murder Comes To Brighton Festival This May

One of the highlights of Brighton Festival 2020 is set to be Double Murder, a two-part contemporary dance for our times, led by the multi-talented choreographer Hofesh Shechter OBE and performed by ten of his inimitable dancers, accompanied by the sounds of a Shechter-composed score. 
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The double bill consists of New Creation, an antidote and partner piece to the murderous, poisonous anarchy of Shechter's Clowns

Violence, tenderness and hope are all laid bare through Shechter's achingly beautiful cinematic lens, bringing a tender and fragile energy to Brighton Dome's stage.

Hofesh Shechter commented:

"I am very excited to bring a new creation to Brighton Festival next year. Together with the dancers I'm looking to find the spark of hope, that deep and childish, fragile human need of warmth. 

"We walked into the studio feeling like a balance is required, a place where we allow time to be on our side as opposed to against us. A fix."
 
The boundary-breaking dance company was established by Shechter in 2008 and became Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival"s first resident artists. 

Shechter was Guest Director in 2014 and Double Murder will be the company's third world première at the Festival, having previously performed The Art of Not Looking Back in 2009 and Political Mother in 2010. 


Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Festival said:

"Brighton Festival is proud to have worked with Hofesh and his company for over ten years and we're thrilled to announce Double Murder as our first show for 2020. 

"As Brighton Dome resident artists, we"re excited to welcome them back home to perform here and for Festival audiences to experience their new work for the first time."

Andrew Comben added:

"(This year's) Festival will build on the success of 2019 by reaching out to local communities through initiatives such as the Pay it Forward ticket scheme which allowed more people than ever before to see a Festival event for free. 

"We're looking forward to revealing the Guest Director and the Children's Parade theme in the next few weeks."

Brighton Festival 2020 runs from 2nd to 24th May. Full programme details will be announced on Tuesday 11 February 2020 and online: brightonfestival.org.

by: Mike Cobley




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