Sat 27 Oct 2007, ICIA Arts Theatre
Hofesh Shechter, one of the UK’s most hotly tipped young choreographers, delivers supremely physical dance – urgent and intense, with an urban feel. He latest new work was the result of a unique co-production uniting London’s principal dance venues: The Place, Southbank Centre and Sadler’s Wells to promote this outstanding talent.
In Your Rooms was full of playful, gritty physicality. Provocative, political and deeply personal, it presented a society which is scarily alienating and yet shockingly familiar. Shechter assembled a formidable cast of nine performers from the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies, who revealed their vulnerabilities and lack of control through intricate, touching encounters.
The evening also included audience favourite Uprising. Seven men emerged from the shadows to bombard the stage with edgy energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out. A highly charged piece with a propulsive, percussive score it left audiences buzzing.
Co-presented with Swindon Dance