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Political Mother Cho Cut in Paris

Posted: December 18, 2014 in HSC, PERFORMANCES, TOUR
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Time to go crazy!!! Last 3 performances of Political Mother Choreographer’s Cut in Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris.

Beating the GONG!!!

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NDT

Posted: April 4, 2014 in HSC, PERFORMANCES, TOUR
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After many years of touring In Your Rooms with the  Hofesh gang it is very interesting to perform the piece with NDT, one of the best dance companies in the world.

 

The last show of Political Mother

That’s it. Yesterday was the last show of Political Mother on tour. And what a fine way to end such a beautiful ride. A full house in the beautiful Theatro Municipal do Rio. Great show! Great audience! Great city! And yes – The Hofesh Shechter Company – a great company to work with! I have enjoyed a lot to circle the world a few times with a very nice and supportive bunch of people and now it is time to (kind of) say good-bye. Thanks everyone for being part of this. I love you all.

The rehearsals in Derry for the Political Mother: Derry~Londonderry Uncut performances in March are full on. Good times.

For more details about the shows:
http://www.cityofculture2013.com/event/political-mother-derry-londonderry-uncut/

I wanted to share a nice video that I just saw about the auditions for musicians that we did in Derry for the Political Mother Derry~Londonderry Uncut.

The performances are going to happen in  March and I am going to spend a lot of time in Derry this winter for the project. I am excited about it because there is a lot to learn about the place and the people, and it exciting to put the show up with the young musicians from the city.

I just came back from Derry after three very intensive and emotional days thanks to the Hofesh Shechter Company and LIFT. It was the first visit towards a big musical project that we are going to do there in the winter, and it feels like another challenging and inspiring adventure which I am very excited to be involved with.

I have met very nice people and had the pleasure to meet and listen to some great musicians.

I have heard so many things in the past about the big conflict in Ireland and probably coming from Israel makes a visit like this even a stronger experience. Hearing it on the news is not the same experience as it was being there, meeting the people face to face, and listen directly to their stories.

I was very interested to hear the stories behind the two main drums that are being used in Irish music. One of them is the Bodrhan. I have been using the “brothers” of this drum such as the Daf and Bendir but it was the first time for me to learn the stick technique from the local musicians. Here is Richard showing a nice groove on the Bodrhan:

And here are Helen Shute – the Executive Director of Hofesh, and Rebekah Allan – a great viola player (she actually plays the violin…) from the company having their first try ever on the Lambeg. It was the first time that I have heard about this beautiful and very noisy (!!!) drum. It is used with extremely tight heads and it has special curved sticks.

The project will happen in the beginning of 2013 and I am really looking forward to it.

After a month of rehearsals things are starting to sound exciting! I´m making the most of what´s left of the Christmas holidays as next week we are finally on stage combining all the elements of the show (and there are many…) Exciting and scary at the same time… 

Show dates are 12 – 14 of January and there are still some tickets left. Not many though, so if you are interested here is the link:  Survivor

Here are some photos from the rehearsal period: 

 a moment of silence

 

My very sexy haircut that appears these days all over the London Underground

 

Enlightened musicians

Hofesh and I showing our skills on the cello

Dom demonstrates another way to play the drums

Moshik taking a spiritual rest

James Keane and Dom memorizing

Around the world in 18 days

Posted: October 3, 2011 in HSC, TOUR

Busy times lately between recordings, live shows and a lot of preparation for the future projects that happen in the next few month. But now it is time to go back on tour and this time it is just s short route… London – Singapore Melbourne L.A. – London

Around the world in 18 days. That´s what I call touring!

 

 

Pictures

Posted: September 27, 2011 in HSC, PROJECTS / REHEARSALS

Today was a day of pictures:

Picture story 1 –  I had a photo shoot session for the new work I am going to do with Hofesh in January. It looks like it is going to be the craziest show we have done so far… The session was practically banging the 80″ gong that we use in the shows for quite a long time. It is not so easy to smash such a massive gong for a long time because a very heavy stick is involved.  My arm and my hand  are really sore and tomorrow will be probably worse, but the truth is that  it was a good fun!

Picture story 2 – I just saw that my picture appears on the Cympad website. Thanks Reto for that.