Hofesh Shechter Company: Grand Finale

(London/Great Britain)

German premiere

The latest production by the rock star of contemporary choreography is coming to COLOURS immediately following its world premiere in Paris. Once again the trained drummer Hofesh Shechter is himself composing the soundscape for his work, which will feature music played live. Shechter’s creations are like explosions that sweep across the stage with a raw power, pounding out evocative rituals and splitting into jagged segments. Grand Finale shows us a world in freefall, where humanity spirals through surreal scenes and emotions towards its own end point. Mythic and elemental, Shechter’s vision is at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. In his latest production the London-based Israeli choreographer explores the clash of syrupy sentimentality with the brutality of life, in which the body is a weapon.

With live music

In co-production with COLOURS International Dance Festival

Choreography: Hofesh Shechter

Dates and Prices

VVK: Kat. 1: 51,- / erm.: 41,- / U-18J.: 41,-
Kat. 2: 44,- / erm.: 35,- / U-18J.: 35,-
Kat. 3: 36,- / erm.: 29,- / U-18J.: 15,-
Kat. 4: 28,- / erm.: 22,- / U-18J.: 15,-
Kat. 5: 19,- / erm.: 15,- / U-18J.: 15,-
incl. Geb.

Credits

Choreography & Music by Hofesh Shechter
Performed by Hofesh Shechter Company
Set & Costumes designed by Tom Scutt

Premiere: June 14, 2017, Paris
Duration: 105 minutes with interval

Lighting designed by Tom Visser
Music Collaborators: Nell Catchpole and Yaron Engler
Associate Artistic Director: Bruno Guillore
Design Assistant (Set & Costume): Rosie Elnile
Dancers: Chien-Ming Chang, Frédéric Despierre (Rehearsal Assistant), Rachel Fallon, Mickael Frappat, Yeji Kim, Kim Kohlmann, Erion Kruja, Merel Lammers, Attila Ronai, Diogo Sousa
Musicians: James Adams, Chris Allan (band leader), Rebekah Allan, Mehdi Ganjvar, Sabio Janiak, Desmond Neysmith.

Produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and commissioned by Georgia Rosengarten.
Our Commissioning Partners are Sadler's Wells, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris / La Villette-Paris and Brighton Dome and Festival. Co-commissioned by Colours International Dance Festival Stuttgart, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Romaeuropa Festival, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival together with Danse Danse Montréal, HELLERAU-European Center for the Arts Dresden, Dansens Hus Oslo, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, HOME Manchester and Scène Nationale d’Albi.
Grand Finale is generously supported by the International Music and Arts Foundation

Photo: Rahi Rezvani

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