Festspielhaus St.Pölten

In Performance: Hofesh Shechter – Political Mother (St.Pölten, Austria)

Political Mother Hofesh Shechter Festspielhaus St.Pölten 16.2.2013 St.Pölten, Austria The Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, who recently received a variety of talent and newcomer awards, continues his string of successes with his work “Political Mother”, which premiered in 2010. The piece follows on from the works “Uprising” and “In your rooms”. In 2008, critics described Hofesh Shecter as someone to watch, celebrating the work of the drummer and dancer who is in residence at the Brighton Dome as a new form of contemporary dance. “Political Mother” is louder, faster and more furious than his previous works, and music once again functions as the guiding theme of the performance. A band of drummers and guitarists, a group of dancers and a lightshow reminiscent of a rock concert fire up ...

In Performance – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – Sutra (St.Pölten, Austria)

Sutra Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Festspielhaus St.Pölten 21.-22.9.2012 St.Pölten, Austria Sutra spans several different cultures and is one of the most exciting and spectacular works by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Together with 17 Buddhist Shaolin monks aged between 12 and 26 years, the Flemish-Moroccan dancer and choreographer explores Western and Far-Eastern physical culture. “Sutra” has several meanings. Among other things, it is the Sanskrit word for “thread” or “chain”; a chain of events which draws the audience into the universal world of dance. The physical language of the monks is rooted in the traditional martial arts Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Chi Gong. Cherkaoui incorporates these elements smoothly into his contemporary choreography. The techniques of the marti...