With a touring party of 27, comprising 6 crew, 10 dancers, 6 musicians, 1 tour manager, 1 physiotherapist, Hofesh, Bruno and Management (Executive Director Henny, or Producer Niamh), and the set itself, the international tour is a huge logistical juggle as Niamh notes, “It’s a beast of a piece logistically and technically, but it’s a beautiful beast of a piece … there are 27 cast and crew on the road together with an assortment of musical instruments and Tom’s epic and extraordinary moving monoliths… I’m very excited for the tour ahead. I just want people to see this work as far and wide as possible.” Henny Finch, Director, sums up the mood at the Paris world premiere. “Hofesh has created a piece of work that throws you huge changes in tone in a way that holds the audience’s attention completely. It’s an experience that will resonate with many people all around the world, as the themes reflect and suggest what’s happening to people in the world right now”
“Grand Finale will tour to many different towns, cities and countries during its life. We love touring. it allows us to share our work with people from all nationalities, and their responses feed our creative process. Contact with different cultures, dance scenes and venue programmers across the world,inspire us a lot.” Henny, Executive Director
I love Hofesh’s work and I really love this company. I never ask myself why I’m still here – it’s in my bones, part of my life. There are so many good memories that we have built as a company over the years I’ve been here. I usually get bored very easily but I’ve never been bored in this job.” Ming, Dancer
I walk over 20,000 steps on a Grand Finale Get In day • There are 131 marks on stage to help us position the walls during the show • There are 165 lights in the Grand Finale lighting design • The haze we use on stage requires 13 fans to regulate it – 4 at stage level & 9 above • We tour with 11 bubble machines.
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