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Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns is a dance film that plays out a macabre comedy of murder and desire,
asking how far we will go in the name of entertainment. Directed, choreographed and composed by
Hofesh Shechter, it combines bold, exhilarating and tribal movement by ten dancers with a
percussive, cinematic score.

Director, Choreographer & Composer: Hofesh Shechter
Dancers: Chien-Ming Chang, Frédéric Despierre, Rachel Fallon, Mickaël Frappat, Yeji Kim, Kim
Kohlmann, Erion Kruja, Merel Lammers, Attila Ronai & Diogo Sousa.
Costume Designer: Christina Cunningham
Director of Photography: Sebastian Cort
Editor: Todd MacDonald
Producer: Henny Finch
Producer: John Wyver

Director’s Bio: 
Hofesh Shechter OBE is recognized as one of the most exciting artists making stage
work today, renowned for composing atmospheric musical scores to compliment the unique
physicality of his movement. He is Artistic Director of the UK-based Hofesh Shechter Company,
formed in 2008. The company are resident at Brighton Dome and Shechter is an Associate Artist of
Sadler’s Wells.
Hofesh Shechter’s repertoire for the company includes Uprising (2006), In your rooms (2007), The
Art of Not Looking Back (2009), Political Mother (2010), Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut
(2011), Sun (2013), barbarians (2015), Grand Finale (2017) and SHOW (2018) with his apprentice
company, Shechter II.

Shechter has also staged and choreographed works on leading international dance companies
including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Batsheva Ensemble, Candoco Dance Company,
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 1, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet and
Royal Ballet Flanders.

He has choreographed for theatre, television and opera, notably at the Metropolitan Opera (New
York) for Nico Mulhy’s Two Boys, the Royal Court on Motortown and The Arsonists, the National
Theatre on Saint Joan and for the Channel 4 series Skins. As part of #HOFEST, a 4 week festival
celebrating Shechter’s work across 4 iconic London venues, he co-directed Gluck’s Orphée et
Eurydice with John Fulljames at the Royal Opera House. In 2016 he received a Tony Award
nomination for his choreography for the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.
Grand Finale is the latest full-length work in his canon, which premiered at La Villette with Théâtre
de la Ville in Paris on June 14th, 2017 and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance
Production.

In 2018 Hofesh Shechter was awarded an honorary OBE for Services to Dance and the company’s first dance film, Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns, was broadcast by the BBC in September to great acclaim.