• Uprising / In Your Rooms
  • Uprising / In Your Rooms
  • Uprising / In Your Rooms
  • Uprising / In Your Rooms
Hofesh Shechter’s Uprising / In Your Rooms

Hofesh Shechter’s "Uprising / In Your Rooms"

Autumn 2008

Rising star of the contemporary dance world, Hofesh Shechter presents his acclaimed works Uprising and In your rooms. Hotly tipped as dance’s next big thing – his work was recently seen by millions of viewers when he was commissioned to choreograph the opening dance sequence for E4’s hit TV series Skins.

In your rooms brims with gritty physicality and is at times provocative, political and deeply personal, presenting a society that is scarily alienating and yet shockingly familiar. Twelve dancers reveal shifting motives, lack of control and vulnerabilities through intricate, touching encounters. The work features a hauntingly beautiful original score, created by Shechter in collaboration with Nell Catchpole (The Gogmagogs), performed live on stage by five musicians at some of the venues.

In Uprising seven men emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with furious energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out. This highly charged work, set to a throbbing percussive score also composed by Shechter, leaves audiences buzzing.