Comic, bleak and beautiful
Civil collapse. Ecological disaster. Humanity’s demise. In the face of the unknown Hofesh Shechter stares unflinchingly into the void and creates a masterful dance for the dark. Equal parts lyrical musical performance, theatrical experience and manic celebration, Grand Finale is an electrifying post-apocalyptic tale of euphoria, surrender and doom.
Join us as an exceptional ensemble of dancers paint a wild vision of a world in freefall. The end draws nearer as scattered survivors leap, spin and twist through the tempest, silently screaming and increasingly fevered as malice and violence invade the stage. In the midst of the action live musicians play classical masterpieces, clashing against a backing of pulsing electronic beats composed by Shechter.
An internationally acclaimed Israeli choreographer, Hofesh Shechter is known for a theatre of movement that is highly physical, boisterous and completely unrestrained. His previous works, including Political Mother and Sun, have earned a global following. The eagerly awaited Grand Finale reaches into the depths of our collective nature and retrieves curiously optimistic threads of humanity, hope and courage.
2018 Olivier Award nominee for Best New Dance Production
2019 Dora Award winner for Outstanding Touring Performance
2019 Helpmann Award nominee for Best Dance Production & Best Choreography
Come and experience the end of days. It’s going to be an unforgettable finish.
Presented by Sydney Opera House.
Produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and commissioned by Georgia Rosengarten.