5 speakers 15 minutes each

Hofesh Shechter

in conversation with Josephine Burton

Hofesh graduated from the Jerusalem Academy for Dance and Music before moving to Tel Aviv to join the world renowned Batsheva Dance Company. Hofesh began drum and percussion studies whilst in Tel Aviv and continued later in Paris at the Agostiny College of Rhythm. In 2002 Hofesh arrived in the UK. His choreographic debut Fragments, for which he also created the score, immediately attracted international attention and in 2004 Hofesh was commissioned by The Place Prize to create the sextet, Cult. In 2008 Hofesh formed Hofesh Shechter Company, which embarked on its first world tour. Since then the Company can be found performing throughout Europe, Asia, North America and Australia and reaching audiences in many of the world’s leading dance venues.