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Savagely original Shakespeare

Enraged by African-American deaths, Peter Sellars channels his art into dance and re-interpreting the classics

24 October 2015

9:00 AM

24 October 2015

9:00 AM

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died during a chokehold in police custody.

Ten days later, Peter Sellars started rehearsals on his new show Flexn, an angry, pulsating, extraordinary showcase of African-American dance.

Then – on the first Monday of workshops – Michael Brown was shot dead in Missouri, sparking the Ferguson riots.

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