Hofesh

Hofesh Shechter: Grand Finale

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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 Plymouth 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 8 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 Telegraph

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.”

Daily Telegraph on Sun

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, Rebekah Allan, Mehdi Ganjvar, Sabio Janiak, Desmond Neysmith

Produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and commissioned by Georgia Rosengarten. Hofesh Shechter Company Commissioning Venue Partners are Sadler’s Wells Theatre, 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.

The new creation is generously supported by the International Music and Arts Foundation

Please note: This performance contains loud music

Pricing & Concessions

Price band A: £20
Price band B: £18
Price band E: £11 (restricted view)

Concessions are limited

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company, Friends, Corporate Members
£5 off A & B

Over 60s, Disabled
£3 off A & B

Peoples Company
£3.50 off A & B

Groups of 10+:
£2.50 off per ticket A & B

Groups of 20+:
£3.50 off per ticket A & B, plus 1 complimentary organiser ticket

Groups of 40+:
£4.50 off per ticket A & B, plus 1 complimentary organiser ticket

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets A & B