Performed by Hofesh Shechter Company
Choreography and Music by Hofesh Shechter
Lighting Design by Lee Curran
‘With Uprising, I almost felt I had this wild dog inside me that needs to be unleashed. It’s really about the childish and competitive mood of a group of men flung together in a room, so there’s something very powerful about it. It’s loud; the guys are very, very physical. In the end, you feel a little bit sorry for the guys – in a way, there’s something slightly pathetic about their relationships.’
In Uprising, seven men emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with furious energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out. This highly charged work, set to a throbbing percussive score also composed by Hofesh himself, leaves audiences buzzing.
Uprising premiered on 24 June 2006 at The Place, London. In 2014, Uprising was restaged at Nederlands Dans Theatre.
“Hofesh Shechter – it’s a name to remember” - Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times
“Shechter is a true original” - The Guardian
“wonderfully intent dancers” - New York Times
“The new dance audience wants work that sets its brain racing, not just its heart, and it's because choreographers like Shechter are meeting this demand that the future is theirs.” - The Observer
“Mais quel bonheur de découvrir une danse à la fois brûlante d'intensité physique et d'intelligence rallier toutes sortes de publics...” - Le Devoir, Montreal
Uprising was made possible with support from the Robin Howard Foundation Commission 2006, Arts Council England and Jerwood Changing Stages Choreolab at DanceXchange.