Hofesh Shechter is one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists. His unique style of choreography, infused with honesty and raw physicality has won Hofesh and his Company world-wide acclaim.
Led by Hofesh Shechter Company dancers Frederic Despierre + Yeji Kim, the workshop is an opportunity for dance teachers, students and professional dancers to explore the Company’s distinctive movement style.
The workshop will include a full warm-up and use repertoire and imagery from Hofesh’s newest work, barbarians, to explore his creative process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain an insight into the work of Hofesh Shechter.
Hails from: Northern France
Training: C.N.S.M. de Paris.
Before Hofesh Shechter Company: After three years studying classical ballet Frederic joined the contemporary section. During his training worked with various teachers and choreographers such as André Lafonta, Christine Gérard, Yutaka Takei, Cristiana Morganti (Pina Baush). In 2011 he performed a piece by Yuval Pick The Him, with the Junior Ballet and worked on Angelin Preljocaj’s Noces.
Joined Hofesh Shechter Company: As an Apprentice in April 2011 and full time in 2012.
For Hofesh Shechter Company: Uprising, In Your Rooms, Political Mother, Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut, In Good Company, Sun, Sun Dust, barbarians, Orphee et Eurydice (Royal Opera House production)
Hails from: Korea
Training: Korea National University of Arts, London Contemporary Dance School
Before Hofesh Shechter Company: Yeji performed with K-Arts Dance Company in New York in 2008 and in San Francisco in 2009. She also performed in 2009 Critic’s Choice of Korean Young Artists and received Golden Prize in the 38th Dong-A Dance Competition in Korea.
Joined Hofesh Shechter Company: As an apprentice in 2009 and full time in 2010
For Hofesh Shechter Company: In Your Rooms, the Art of Not Looking Back, Political Mother, Political Mother: The Choreographer’s Cut, In Good Company, Sun, Sun Dust, barbarians, Orphee et Eurydice (Royal Opera House production)