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Grand Finale

By Hofesh Shechter

Trailer: Ed Inglis
Rehearsal Trailer: Victor Frankowski
Grand Finale
Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Grand Finale
Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Grand Finale
Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Grand Finale
Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Grand Finale
Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Grand Finale
Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Grand Finale
Photo: Rahi Rezvani
Grand Finale
Photo: Rahi Rezvani

Part gig, part dance, part theatre and wholly original – there is no better way to describe "Grand Finale", the latest work of internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter. Spectacularly bold and ambitious, "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, featuring an exceptional ensemble of dancers and a live band of musicians. "Grand Finale" was nominated for an Olivier award for Best New Dance Production and has been nominated for Outstanding Production in the Bessies 2018.

Hofesh Schechter is no stranger to Wiesbaden, having enjoyed great success with "Sun" and "Barbarians" on previous tours to the city. In addition, "In your rooms" was part of the Hessian State Ballet's repertoire. The company now brings their captivating movement language and unbridled energy back to the Wiesbaden stage and the International May Festival.

"Grand Finale" is generously supported by the International Music and Arts Foundation.

Cast

Choreography & Music Hofesh Shechter
Stage & Costume Design Tom Scutt
Lighting Design Tom Visser
Music Collaborators Nell Catchpole, Yaron Engler
Associate Artistic Director Bruno Guillore
Set & Costume Design Assistance Rosie Elnile
Original Score Hofesh Shechter
Percussion on Soundtrack Hofesh Shechter, Yaron Engler
Score transcribed by Christopher Allan
Dancers Robinson Cassarino, Chien-Ming Chang, Frédéric Despierre (1. Proben-Assistenz), Rachel Fallon, Mickaël Frappat, Natalia Gabrielczyk, Yeji Kim (2. Proben-Assistenz), Kim Kohlmann, Erion Kruja, Attila Ronai
Musicians James Adams, Lucy French, Zara Hudson-Kozdoj, Sabio Janiak, Colin Norrby

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