Arts & Entertainment

Hofesh Shechter’s Grand Finale

Photo: Rahi Rezvani

One of the most celebrated and visionary choreographers in contemporary dance is entering the final days of his residency at the Sydney Opera House this week.

Grand Finale is currently being performed by ten dancer from the Hofesh Shechter Company with accompaniment by live musicians. The performance is a hypnotic blend of dance, theatre and live music which will enthrall dance lovers and novices alike.

In the work, Shechter conjures a frighteningly familiar spectacle of the globe at the precipice of apocalypse. The only wry hope comes from the dancers urgently embracing his signature frenetic and ecstatic language – dancing their way to the end of time.

According to Olivia Ansell, Sydney Opera House Head Of Contemporary Performance, “Grand Finale is timely, relevant and hauntingly beautiful, tapping into the terrifying anxieties of now – it is a must for the Sydney Opera House stage with its searing intensity.”

Until Feb 2. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $39-$89+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

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