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26th March, 2015

World leading company to take part in Dance Summer School

Dancers from the Hofesh Shechter Company, one of the world’s leading dance companies, will lead workshops at Trinity Laban’s annual Dance Summer School from 20-31 July 2015 at the Laban Building in London.
Hofesh Shechter is recognised as one of the UK’s most exciting artists. He is currently an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells and has had works commissioned by The Place, Southbank Centre and Sadler’s Wells. In 2008 he founded the Hofesh Shechter Company, which challenges preconceptions of live performance, and inspire participants to explore the arts.

The Daily Telegraph calls Shechter: “The only dance-maker on Earth even attempting shows this eye-poppingly packed with wit, energy and ambition”.

Dancers from the Hofesh Shechter Company will lead a company class, drawing on a range of styles. The company does not always use a technique class for their daily warm up, so these sessions will offer an insight into the working practices of this busy touring company.

Lucy Moelwyn-Hughes, Participation Producer with the Hofesh Shechter Company, says: “We always enjoy working with Trinity Laban and our relationship grows stronger with each year. We are really excited about delivering part of this year’s Summer School and working intensively with such an exciting and interested group of people.”

They will also lead a daily repertoire session drawing on Hofesh’s many works – from Uprising (2006), The art of not looking back (2008) and Political Mother (2010), through to his more recent Sun (2013) and the barbarians in love (2015). Each session will explore an extract of repertoire from one of these pieces, underpinned by Hofesh’s main themes in creation – Energy and Emotion, Totality, Groove and Rhythm and Floorwork. Dancers will share the imagery and starting points behind these works.

Trinity Laban’s Dance Summer School is an intensive programme for dancers of all abilities aged 16 and above. Held over two weeks, participants can tailor their own programme from a diverse range of classes.

Summer School Programme Manager, Alison Gee, says: “The course aims to create an unforgettable dance experience and give participants a deeper understanding of contemporary styles. The course is open to anyone ranging from enthusiastic beginners to those who would like to continue dance practice over the summer, refresh or refine their skills or meet like-minded dance artists from all over the world.”

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