FEDDE LE GRAND UNVEILS ‘GRAND’ DOCUMENTARY
On February 5th 2015, Fedde Le Grand cemented his name in dance music lore with GRAND – a stunning audio-visual performance at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam. The historic location played host to Le Grand’s theatrical masterpiece over a 6 date, back-to-back run; blending live vocalists, moving stages, indoor fireworks and acrobats into a grandiose spectacle, all to the tune of his exquisite musical selection. Now this whole experience can be re-lived with an exclusive inside-look at the making of the show.
For the first time fans of Fedde can follow the creation of the premiere edition of GRAND from its inception to the fall of the curtain on opening night. Documenting the auditions, radio appearances, rehearsals and more, viewers are taken on a 20 minute journey that follows Fedde and his team as they organize and integrate thirty Dutch show-ballerinas, live trapeze acts and a legion of break-dancers to form the extra special spectacle of the concert.
Preparations begin around a table as ideas and suggestions are bounced around the room by choreographers, creative designers, and representatives of RTL Live Entertainment. Once the general format of the show has been agreed casting follows, with a wide variety of performers showcasing their weird and wonderful talents to the judges. From fire breathers and contortionists to ballerinas and belly dancers, Fedde and his team do their best to sift through the huge amount of talent on offer. With casting done, rehearsals get underway to make sure that all the visuals, music, choreography, and singers are interwoven seamlessly and that a balance is struck between the songs and the performers.
Three weeks later and it’s opening night. Tensions are high and hours of sleep low, but the show is ready for its debut. After over a year in the making, weeks of rehearsals, and countless adjustments and fine-tuning, the curtain drops, and history is made…
After selling out all six shows earlier this year the only logical step was to put the whole thing on again a year later, but bigger and better than all previous shows combined. In March 2016 GRAND will be taken to the 17,000-seat venue of the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam to make dance music history once again. Few can guess what Fedde has up his sleeve for these new performances but rest assured if the first time round was anything to go by, then we should be expecting another revolutionary take on the ordinary ‘DJ Set’.