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Hofesh Shechter's Political Mother, Sadler's Wells

Hofesh Shechter's Political Mother, Sadler's Wells

An assault on ears, eyes and nerves by a stunning piece of dance-theatre

'Political Mother': Very occasionally, a piece has its own imperative and you know why theatre had to existBen Rudick/SWT

In the middle of the pulverisingly loud and utterly thrilling experience that is Hofesh Shechter’s new production Political Mother, I wished suddenly that all dancers could come and see this piece, see what clarion theatre dance can be. If the theatrical thread often thins almost to vanishing point in some of the more mediocre ballet productions that turn up, this work is a positive rope of theatricality, thick, hard, massive, a slab of incredibly loud music and incredibly fierce, reflective emotion.

This is dance-theatre that you feel could cause riots, very thorough in the destabilising effect upon one’s senses of such explosively pitched rock music.

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Can you get a copy of the Political Mother Dance -Theatre production . A friend of mine is the father of Hannah Shepherd one of the dancers. Thank you Derek Andrews

I saw it last night in Sheffield. It had the most powerful emotional effect on me. It's a masterpiece.

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