In 2009 Hofesh Shechter wowed Vancouver audiences with Uprising and In your rooms. He returns once again in November 2015 with a trilogy of captivating new works. Shechter’s choreography is at once charismatic and beautifully intricate, seductive and intelligent. With barbarians, Shechter offers three distinct pieces inbued with his signature style. The complex beauty of baroque music inspires a sparse world in which dancers move with mathematical precision. A percussive score drives a fluid, almost urban movement vocabulary, inspired by groove and darkness. A new duet is flavoured with the quirky and unique performance styles of each dancer. barbarians is an extraordinarily elegant and intimate offering from one of the world’s most sought after choreographers.
Photo: Hofesh Shechter Company, barbarians. By Jake Walters.