BAM Next Wave Festival: Hofesh Shechter Company presents "Grand Finale"
Nov 9—Nov 11, 2017
Hofesh Shechter Company
Choreography and music by Hofesh Shechter
Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival
Channeling the anarchic energy of a mosh pit and the technical prowess of a corps de ballet, Hofesh Shechter Company returns to the Opera House stage with the latest work by the bold UK-based Israeli choreographer. Ten dancers move through a constantly morphing vision of human cataclysm and the death throes of a world in free fall, accompanied by Shechter’s pulsating original score—performed live onstage by a six-piece band. With scenic design by British production artist Tom Scutt, Grand Finale is a fevered maelstrom, conjuring at once the bleak and beautiful contradictions of our ever-collapsing universe.
Set and costume design by Tom Scutt
Lighting design by Tom Visser
Produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and commissioned by Georgia Rosengarten.
Commissioning 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.
Grand Finale is generously supported by the International Music and Arts Foundation.
Photo: Rahi Rezvani
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