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Hofesh Shechter Company

By Julye Huggins

Last night at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Hofesh Shechter Company made their Canadian premiere with Uprising and In Your Rooms. This relatively new UK-based company is steered by the Israeli-born Shechter, who had his choreographic debut in 2003. The piece shown here, was commissioned in 2007 by The Place, Southbank Centre and Sadler’s Wells, and after successful runs at all three venues, the work won the Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography (modern) in 2008. “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. Nine dancers reveal shifting motives, lack of control and vulnerabilities through intricate, touching encounters.”

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