Returning to HOME following a sell-out run in January 2018, Grand Finale is back.
Internationally-celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter’s Grand Finale is a spectacularly bold and ambitious piece featuring ten dancers and six musicians.
Grand Finale is at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking 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.
“As an exemplar of cutting-edge modern dance, Grand Finale really cannot be bettered… It is razor sharp… A compelling watch.” – Jildy Sauce
“Defiant, mischievous and brutally beautiful.” – Live Art Alive
“Simply sensational… An awe-inspiring display of humanity in all its glory and gore; a natural collaboration of vital movement, music that leaves your ears ringing and heart soaring… An unforgettable show.” – Emma Reviews
“An intricate, bold, and visceral piece of dance-theatre… You would be absolutely mad to miss it!” – Reviewer Number 9
“Shechter’s use of sound, space and light accompanied by the unnerving movements of the dancers makes for an uneasy viewing experience, but in the best possible way.” – Mancunian Matters
“After an hour-and-a-half of the most intense dance workout I’ve witnessed, the troupe took their bows, some drenched because of their exertions, to a standing ovation… An extraordinary epically, mesmerising piece of dance.” – Ghostly Tom’s Travel blog
★★★★★ “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
“A truly awe-inspiring piece of physical theatre… Stunning performances from both the dancers and the musicians, all coupled with clever visual effects that set the imagination racing.” – The Greater Manchester Reviewer
“Not only recommended but a must, for so many years a bench mark at the highest level… For seasoned Hofesh fans, sit back and enjoy again what he does best.” – Manchester’s Finest
“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
Information for Schools and Colleges:
Recommended for GCSE, AS, A2 Level and equivalent level Dance.
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