Thursday 26 September 2019 to Friday 27 September 2019

The smoke is dense, the light intense and the sound raucous. It goes without saying that we’re watching a work by the Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, whose British company has entranced hordes of faithful followers who rave about their performances which transmit calculated beauty within an apocalyptic scenario. "Grand Finale" speaks of the chaos of our world and the end of civilization, its collapse and, perhaps, its reconstruction.

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Created by Hofesh Shechter, the company is known for breaking the boundaries of dance and for its exceptional track record thanks to the work of a cast of exceptional international dancers. Based in the United Kingdom, but travelling to major stages around the world, the company celebrates the freedom of human spirit. “We believe that dance has the ability to prod, poke and tap into our deepest emotions; a part of ourselves that we rarely access in modern life. We dance to know what it feels like not just to live, but to be alive. In all our work, we strive to move ourselves, and our audiences, beyond reason”. The company was founded in 2008 and to date its repertoire includes eight productions: “Uprising” (2006), “In your rooms” (2007), “The Art of Not Looking Back” (2009), “Political Mother” (2010), “Political Mother: The Choreographer's Cut” (2011), “Sun” (2013), “Barbarians” (2015) and “Grand Finale” (2017). The company's four-year talent development project “East Wall” culminated in a large-scale dance and live music show at the Tower of London, in association with East London Dance, Historic Royal Palaces and LIFT. BBC Two presented the company's first film: “Hofesh Shechter’s Clowns”, which aired in September as part of the “Performance Live” programme.

After touring around the world, including to Paris, New York, Melbourne, Tokyo, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Rome, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro and many more, “Grand Finale” arrives at the Teatros del Canal in Madrid.

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