Clowns/New Creation at Lyric Hammersmith tickets
Clowns/New Creation at Lyric Hammersmith tickets

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Overview

After a world premiere in 2016 at the Nederlands Dans Theater, Hofesh Shechter’s darkly comic work Clowns comes to the London stage, accompanied by a New Creations companion piece. Playing a strictly limited season at the Lyric Hammersmith, the haunting production runs for five days as part of a European tour. Performed by Shechter’s apprentice company, the piece features handpicked dancers from around the world.

Tony Award-nominated, Israeli-born choreographer Hofesh Shechter is widely considered one of Britain’s best young choreographers. He has staged works at The Place, Sadler’s Wells and the Southbank Centre, and has also worked extensively on Broadway and in television. Shechter is also amongst The Stage’s 100 Most Influential People in Theatre.

Clowns has previously been praised for a vibrant score, sharp choreography and a bold look at modern society’s violent tendencies. Shechter created the music himself and aims to make work that appeals to all audiences, not just those who know dance. Aiming to capture the truth of human existence, he frequently stages his works in large spaces to foster a communal experience in his audiences.

With lighting design by Lee Curran and Richard Godin, Clowns/New Creation features an ensemble of talented dancers, including Adam Khazmuradov, Natalia Gabrielczyk, Emma Farnell-Watson, Robinson Cassarino, Neal Maxwell, Riley Wolf, Julietter Valerio and Zunnur Sazali.

Although Shechter is based in the UK, he often tours his work around Europe and beyond. These few performances at the Lyric Hammersmith are a great opportunity to see not only one of his acclaimed recent works, but the premiere of a new one. Clowns/New Creation runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 8 May to 12 May 2018.

Recommended for

Though Hofesh Shechter is well-known within the dance world, his appeal reaches far beyond it. Audiences who know their contemporary dance will no doubt want to see this, but anyone who thinks dance isn’t for them should give Shechter’s work a look.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for all ages

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 09 May 2018
Booking from: 12 May 2018
Booking until: 12 May 2018

Location and map

Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square
London, W6 0QL

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