Will Hofesh Shechter be a game-changer?
Here's my film about the choreographer Hofesh Shechter that went out on Newsnight yesterday evening. Hopefully the film tells you all you need to know about him.
What it doesn't say is how the premiere of Political Mother, his first full-length dance piece, went last night. I couldn't be there because I was editing the film, but I have spoken to some senior people in the contemporary dance world who were there; they tell me it was one of the most extraordinary nights of theatre they have ever witnessed.
Apparently the audience gave the show a huge and prolonged standing ovation and I'm hearing comments like "it is a complete game-changer." We'll have to wait and see what the reviewers have to say, and I'll have to wait till 14 July at Sadler's Wells to see it for myself.