Hofesh Shechter and the first UK youth dance company

Hofesh Shechter

Hofesh Shechter

In July 2012, Southbank Centre will host the premier of U.Dance Ensemble with Hofesh Shechter as artistic director. This new company is the first UK-wide youth dance company and comprises of 20 dancers aged between 16 and 21 from all over the UK.

Rehearsals are now under way for the performances at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in July so we caught up with Hofesh to hear his thoughts on this exciting new project.

“It’s great that the project is now underway, it was a fascinating experience to see young dancers from throughout the UK during the audition process. I’m looking forward to getting into the studio for the intense creation period, teaching them as much as I can and in turn I’m sure I will be learning from their vibrant energy and humour, of which I’ve already had a taste over the last months.”

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