News: Further UK dates announced for Hofesh Shechter’s Double Murder

Hofesh Shechter Company has announced further dates for the critically acclaimed Double Murder, presented as two distinctly contrasting pieces for our times – Clowns and The Fix.

This thrilling new creation premiered at Sadler’s Wells in September and is currently playing across Europe as part of an extensive international tour. In 2022 Double Murder will return to the UK performing at Brighton Festival (7-8 May) before culminating at HOME, Manchester (22 – 25 June).

Hofesh Shechter said ‘I am very excited to bring Double Murder to Brighton Festival and HOME next year. It’s been two years in waiting and coming back to these theatres is a special moment for us all – these are theatres that have a deep-rooted connection to my company and my work, a connection I am eager to share with our audiences again through Clowns and The Fix. We live in a very different time now, yet those first sparks generated within the creation studio in 2019 – the sense that hope was our most valuable currency, has never left us. We experienced powerful things in the studio, and now we are putting it raw on stage in order to share and preserve that power and reignite that hope’

With a sarcastic nod to our ever-growing indifference to violence, Clowns unleashes a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy, asking how far are we willing to go in the name of entertainment.

Shechter’s new creation, The Fix, brings a tender, fragile energy to the stage. It offers a human, raw and compassionate moment where violence, tenderness and hope are all laid bare through Shechter’s achingly beautiful, cinematic lens.

Performed by ten of his inimitable dancers and accompanied by the epic sounds of a Shechter-composed score, Double Murder will expose painful truths and delve into our deepest emotions.

Double Murder is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company. It is commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Co-commissioned by Shanghai International Dance Center Theater (SIDCT), Hong Kong – New Vision Arts Festival, National Performing Arts Center, by Taiwan R.O.C. – National Taichung Theater, Festival d’Avignon, Danse Danse Montréal, Scène Nationale d’Albi, Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale, Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival, Opéra de Dijon and HOME Manchester. Developed in part at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Double Murder is supported by the International Music and Art Foundation.

For press enquiries and reviewing tickets please contact Clióna Roberts on 07754 756504 or e-mail cliona@crpr.co.uk

For more information visit https://hofesh.co.uk

FULL TOUR DATES BELOW

11 December 2021 Opéra de Dijon, France
15-16 December 2021 Scène Nationale d’Albi, France
3-4 March 2022 Théâtre des Salins, Martigues, France
8 March 2022 Theater Heerlen, Netherlands
11 March 2022 International date tbc
7 -8 May 2022 Brighton Festival, UK
14-15 May 2022 Theater Rotterdam, Netherlands
17 May 2022 International date tbc
19 May 2022 International date tbc
21 May 2022 SPOT Groningen, Netherlands
27-29 May 2022 International date tbc , Germany
3-5 June 2022 Schauspiel Köln, Germany
8-9 June 2022 International date tbc
15-16 June 2022 Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
22-25 June 2022 HOME, Manchester, UK

Photo credit: Todd Macdonald

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