Contemporary dance 2.0

Hofesh Shechter Company
wo 14 sep 20:00 - 21:00
  • 14 sep
    20:00 - 21:00
    TR25 Schouwburg, Rotterdam
    Grote Zaal

Contemporary Dance 2.0 unleashes the intensity of Shechter's signature ensemble work combined with an eclectic sound-score with euphoric feel and throbbing beats. In a work that is dipped in ironic references to pop culture and making a playful take on Shechter's own art form, in Contemporary Dance 2.0 only one thing is certain, the dancers do it their way. 

Inspired by the original production created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani in 2019 Contemporary Dance 2.0 is re-imagined by Shechter II, the very best of the next generation of world-class performers aged 18-25.

The eight dancers of Shechter II, representing the very best of the next generation of international, contemporary artists, have been selected from over 1000 auditionees to join the 2022 development programme. They are Tristan Carter (Australia), Cristel de Frankrijker (The Netherlands), Justine Gouache (France), Zakarius Harry (UK), Alex Haskins (USA), Oscar Jinghu Li (UK), Keanah Faith Simin (The Netherlands), Chanel Vyent (The Netherlands)

Their production Contemporary Dance 2.0 will premiere at Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza on 23 March 2022, before playing at Théâtre de la Ville – Les Abbesses, Paris with 11 performances from 31 March - 10 April* Inspired by Shechter’s original production created in 2019 for the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and re-imagined by Shechter II, Contemporary Dance 2.0 is set to an eclectic sound-score of club-like euphoria, throbbing beats, pulsating hip hop, folk, Bach and jazz. Shechter serves up the intensity of his signature ensemble work, yet dipped in ironic references to pop culture, it’s a
playful take on his own art form.


Produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and co-commissioned by Düsselforf Festival!, Espace 1789 Saint-Ouen, with production support from Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza, and a production residency at Arts Depot, London.

Hofesh Shechter Company gratefully receives support towards the delivery of Shechter II 2022, which includes core funding from John Ellerman Foundation and project funding from The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation. Hofesh Shechter Company is supported using public funding through Arts Council England and benefits from the support of BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.

Choreography and Music Hofesh Shechter Performed by Shechter II Lighting Design Tom Visser Original Costume Design Osnat Kelner