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Political Mother

Hofesh Schecter's show, Political Mother, has revolutionised modern dance with his show condemning political despotism

By Neil Norman   July 2013

Hofesh Schecter’s company performing Political Mother: ‘The rhythmic patterns of movement suggest prison systems”

Political Mother Sadler’s Wells, 3rd-7th July

The first full-length work from choreographer Hofesh Schecter premiered at the Brighton Festival in 2010. Such was its impact, Schecter, an inveterate tinkerer, produced a longer version for a now legendary performance at Sadler’s Wells. To claim that Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut changed the face of modern dance is no overstatement.

Above the stage, a ranting dictator delivers hoarse, indecipherable speeches, in between shards of percussion and electric guitar, to a…

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