To celebrate the International Dance Day, Lublin Dance Theatre, Lublin Centre for Culture and the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin, will present the outstanding UK-based Hofesh Schechter Company with their most recent performance Grand Finale. This ambitious and extremely daring production features 10 dancers and live music performed by 6 musicians. Grand Finale will be presented on Sunday, 28th April at 7 p.m. in the Opera Hall of the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin.
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 by combining live music, dance, theatre in a truly innovative way.
?Choreographic fireworks? Set, music, pounding percussion and dancers bodies soaring high, the apocalypse of Grand Finale shakes the compass of tribal dance. A must see.?
– Rosita Boisseau, Le Monde
?The mighty contemporary choreographer ? a combination of dance maker and rock star, but with film director sensibilities.?
– The Times
Choreography, music: Hofesh Shechter
Dance: Hofesh Shechter Company w składzie: Chien-Ming Chang, Frédéric Despierre, Rachel Fallon, Mickael Frappat, Yeji Kim, Kim Kohlmann, Erion Kruja, Merel Lammers, Attila Ronai, Diogo Sousa, Bruno Guillore
Live music: James Adams, Chris Allan, Rebekah Allan, Mehdi Ganjvar, Sabio Janiak, Desmond Neysmith
Set and costumes: Tom Scutt
Light design: Tom Visser
Music collaborators: Nell Catchpole, Yaron Engler
Premiere: 14th June 2017 (La Villette – Théâtre de la ville de Paris)
Production: Hofesh Shechter Company commissioned by Georgia Rosengarten
Co-production: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, La Villette – Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Brighton Dome and Festival
The performance was also commissioned by: Colours International Dance Festival Stuttgart, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Romaeuropa Festival, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival; in cooperation with: Danse Danse Montréal, HELLERAU ? European Center for the Arts Dresden, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Dansens Hus Oslo, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, HOME Manchester and Sc?ne Nationale d?Albi.
Financial support – International Music and Arts Foundation.
Hofesh Shechter Company led by Hofesh Shechter is known for producing extraordinary dance works that continuously trespass aesthetic and formal borders. The company’s unique character stems from it being composed of a diverse group of outstanding dancers. The HSC was founded in 2008, it is based in UK, and tours internationally. The company’s repertoire includes: Uprising (2006), Political Mother: The Choreographer?s Cut (2011), Sun (2013), Barbarians (2015) and Grand Finale (2017). The company has toured internationally presenting their works in renowned dance stages of such cities as: Paris, New You, Melbourne, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Seul, Rio de Janeiro.
Tickets 20-100 PLN available in the box offices of the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin (Plac Teatralny 1), Lublin Centre for Culture (Peowiakow Street 12) and on the following websites: www.mstt.pl, bilety.spotkaniakultur.com and ck.lublin.pl.