Hofesh Shechter: From England with Love

Wed 17 –⁠ Sat 20 Apr, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Performance & dance
From £20
past event
past event
eight people stand on a staircase overlooking the southbank centre, they're all wearing white shirts and holding black backpack straps across their chests.
Miguel Altunaga

England’s complex identity takes centre stage in the UK premiere of Hofesh Shechter’s compelling new dance work, performed by Shechter II.

Through Shechter’s choreography, the dancers evoke the paradox at the heart of the nation, conflicted by its dark history and powerful attachment to old traditions, and draw us into a search for an English identity.

Performed to a rich score that clashes the refined melodies of English composers with raging rock music, alongside echoes of choir and electronics, the music is both nostalgic and challenging, simultaneously looking forwards and backwards in time.

Playful and poignant, full of pride and paradox, From England with Love is a peek into the heart and soul of this multifaceted place.

From England with Love is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Château Rouge.

Hofesh Shechter Company is grateful for funding from John Ellerman Foundation, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation and Jerwood Foundation. Hofesh Shechter Company is supported using public funding through Arts Council England, and through BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.

  • Shechter II
  • Hofesh Shechter: From England with Love

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For ages 13+

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Contains loud music, flashing lights and haze.

Latecomers are not admitted and there is no re-admittance during the performance. No photography or filming is permitted.

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Wed 17 –⁠ Fri 19 Apr, 7.30pm

Sat 20 Apr, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Approximate run time: 55 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


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