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Hofesh Shechter Company presents Political Mother, making its return to theatres in the UK this October. 2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the universally acclaimed classic Political Mother and to celebrate this iconic masterpiece, Hofesh Shechter Company remounted POLITICAL MOTHER UNPLUGGED, a potent new version performed by Shechter II, their renowned apprentice company.

Following a year of cancelled tour dates in 2020, Shechter II returns to embark on a European tour prior to playing dates in the UK from October through to November at the Lighthouse Poole (Oct 5), Home, Manchester (Oct 27-30), Battersea Arts Centre, London (Nov 3-5) and Dance East in Ipswich (Nov 25-27) with further dates to be announced. See current tour schedule further down.

This live stage production will invoke the ferocity and spirit of the original in a new era and for a new generation of dancers.

Performed by Shechter II, who represent the very best of the next generation of contemporary dance talent – this live stage production will invoke the ferocity and spirit of the original in a new era and for a new generation of dancers, selected from the most inspiring young artists across the globe.

POLITICAL MOTHER UNPLUGGED will draw you into a world of visceral emotion and intense sensations, driven by Shechter’s contagious tribal movement and the dancers’ extraordinary skill and honesty. Danced to a bespoke, new recording of Shechter’s music and accompanied by a landscape of designed, digital animated projections, this will be a dance experience like no other.

Political Mother was recently reimagined as a short film, POLITICAL MOTHER:The Final Cut, shot entirely during lockdown at Battersea Arts Centre and performed by the same company of extraordinary young dancers. POLITICAL MOTHER UNPLUGGED is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Théâtre de la Ville Paris, HOME Manchester, düsseldorf festival! with production support from Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia and a production residency at DanceEast, Ipswich, Belfast, Salisbury and Southampton.

The original Political Mother premiered on 20 May 2010, at the Brighton Festival, UK.

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