★★★★★ “Sulphurous, visceral and surprisingly tender.” – The Stage
★★★★ “The choreographer squares up to our political anxieties – and his own demons – with grace and the defiant spirit of the band who played on the Titanic.” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Heart-stopping… Shechter’s Grand Finale has arrived with a bang.” – Financial Times
“Grand Finale has a fierce energy.” – The Sunday Times
“It’s impossible not to have a soft spot for Hofesh Shechter… Makes for a fine spectacle.” – Daily Telegraph
“The dancing […] is never less than superb. An exhilarating spectacle.” – Evening Standard
“A highly polished show.” – The Independent
“An epic fresco of body and emotion… Choreographic fireworks.” – La Croix
“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
“The commitment of the dancers is remarkable – with strength and sensuality. Rarely has the vital urgency of dance been so evident.” – Espaces Magnétiques
“Shechter’s dance electrifies La Villette.” Les Echoes on the Paris premiere
Hofesh Shechter has single-handedly created a new genre: part dance, part gig, part theatre and wholly original, his work has its own instantly identifiable and entirely unique voice.
Grand Finale is the feverishly anticipated new show from this internationally acclaimed artist and comes to HOME as part of an extensive world tour.
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.
Intricate, chiselled choreographic patterns and a dynamic score performed live meet in a heady mix of power and emotion, to tell a simple tale about the human spirit.
The company’s exceptional ensemble of dancers comes from eight different countries. They are Chien-Ming Chang, Frédéric Despierre, Rachel Fallon, Mickael Frappat, Yeji Kim, Kim Kohlmann, Erion Kruja, Merel Lammers, Attila Ronai, Diogo Sousa with Associate Director Bruno Guillore.
“The mighty contemporary choreographer – a combination of dance-maker and rock-star, but with film-director sensibilities.” – The Times
“One of the British dance scene’s hottest properties, the creator of works that are full of raw, visceral energy, set to blasting percussive scores that he composes himself.” – New York Times
“The only dance-maker on earth even attempting shows this eye-poppingly packed with wit, energy and ambition.” – Sunday Telegraph
Information for Schools and Colleges:
Recommended for GCSE, AS, A2 Level and equivalent level Dance.