Teenage Uprising

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Groupe Grenade in 2014, an extract from Hofesh’s Uprising was performed by seven young men and teenagers, aged 13- 19 years, all performers with Groupe Grenade. Groupe Grenade is a leading French youth dance company led by Josette Bai’z.

Under the helm of former HSC dancer and Uprising performer James Finnemore, these teenage performers were challenged with exploring the uniquely masculine energy of the piece. Rehearsals took place regularly over the course of 2015, culminating in high profile performances as part of Josette’s full evening show Guests, which toured in Paris and across France throughout 2016 and 2017.

"A huge thank you to Hofesh. Our young dancers were very happy and proud to dance excerpts from such a beautiful piece. Josette was very proud of them and they have given the audiences some great performances."
Armelle Guillot, General Manager (Groupe General)