In your rooms
Performed by Hofesh Shechter Company
Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter
Lighting Design by Lee Curran
Costume Design by Elizabeth Barker
In your rooms brims with gritty physicality and is at times provocative, political and deeply personal, presenting a society that is scarily alienating and yet shockingly familiar. Nine dancers reveal shifting motives, lack of control and vulnerabilities through intricate, touching encounters. The work features an original score, created by Hofesh in collaboration with Nell Catchpole (The Gogmagogs). Performed live, Hofesh’s hauntingly beautiful score envelops the stage as the music and dance combine forces to create a truly magical atmosphere.
Produced by London’s three major dance venues, Sadler’s Wells, South Bank Centre and The Place – In your rooms was created in three stages growing to fit the three different venues in turn with the final version playing to sell-out audiences at Sadler’s Wells in September 2007.
In 2014, In your rooms was restaged at Nederlands Dans Theatre.
Original cast: Eulalia Ayguade Farro, Winifred Burnet-Smith (Sadler’s Wells), Leon Baugh, Christopher Evans, Bruno Guillore, Amy Hollingsworth (The Place, QEH), Philip Hulford (Sadler’s Wells), Young Jin Kim (The Place, QEH), Elias Lazaridis, Yen-Ching Lin (Sadler’s Wells), Timea Maday (The Place, QEH), Lauren Mitchell (Sadler’s Wells), Ino Riga, Hofesh Shechter (Sadler’s Wells)
Original Band at QEH: Nell Catchpole (viola), Yaron Engler (percussion), Tim Harries (Double Bass), Hofesh Shechter (percussion)
Original Band at Sadler’s Wells: Chris Allan (Cello), Rebekah Allan (Viola), Nell Catchpole (viola), Matthew Fenton (Violin), Yaron Engler (percussion), Greg Felton (Percussion), Tim Harries (Double Bass), Norman Jankowski (percussion)
"The work is choreographed with such verve that its effect is almost ecstatic..." - The Guardian
"A performance of truly extraordinary beauty and profundity [...] probably the most important new dance-work to be created in Britain since the millennium" - The Observer
"An A+ for ambition and originality, and cracking performances, too" - The Daily Telegraph
Commissioned by The Place, Southbank Centre and Sadler’s Wells and co-commissioned by The Point, Eastleigh, Dance South West, Gloucestershire Dance and Take Art Somerset. In your rooms was supported by Arts Council England.