Photo: Hugo Glendinning
British-Israelian Hofesh Shechter (Jerusalem, 1975) is one of the UK’s most exciting artists, recognized as both a choreographer and composer. He set up his own international touring company, the Hofesh Shechter Company in 2008 and he is linked to Sadler’s Wells in London as an associate artist. His works have been taken into the repertory of many UK and international dance companies including Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York), Carte Blanche Dance Company (Norway), Bern Ballett (Switzerland), Scottish Dance Theatre (UK) and CandoCo (UK). In season 2013-2014 NDT 1 performed his double bill Uprising/In your rooms (2009). Shechter created his first work Clowns for the company of NDT 1 in season 2015-2016.
Shechter graduated from the Jerusalem Academy for Dance and Music before moving to Tel Aviv to join the Batsheva Dance Company. Here he worked with artistic director Ohad Naharin. Shechter began drum and percussion studies whilst in Tel Aviv and subsequently, he began experimenting and developing his own music while participating in various projects in Europe involving dance, theatre and body-percussion. In 2002 Shechter arrived in the UK.