Internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter's (Political Mother) latest work is a spectacularly bold and ambitious production featuring ten dancers and six musicians. At once comic, bleak and beautiful, Grand Finale evokes a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. Filtering this irrepressible spirit, Shechter creates a vision of a world in freefall: part gig, part dance, part theatre and wholly original.
"Choreographic fireworks ... Set, music, pounding percussion and dancers bodies soaring high, the apocalypse of Grand Finale shakes the compass of tribal dance. A must see"
– LE MONDE
"Heart-stopping ... Hofesh Shechter's [Grand Finale] has arrived with a bang"
– FINANCIAL TIMES
- Location: Bluma Appel Theatre
- Run Time: 1hr40 minutes (including one 20 minute intermission)
- Audience Advisory: Grand Finale features live amplified music at concert-level volume. Ear protection is available from audience services. Non-toxic haze effect used.
CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION + ORIGINAL MUSICHofesh Shechter
PERFORMED BYHofesh Shechter Company
SET & COSTUME DESIGNERTom Scutt
LIGHTING DESIGNERTom Visser
MUSIC COLLABORATORSNell Catchpole and Yaron Engler
COMMISSIONED BY GEORGIA ROSENGARTEN. COMMISSIONING PARTNERS: 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 THÉ TRE 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.
Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance
Thursday, April 13, 20177:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.