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Will Hofesh Shechter be a game-changer?

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Will Gompertz | 16:15 UK time, Friday, 21 May 2010

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.

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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.

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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.

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