2019 Season Two
Sydney Dance Company celebrates 50 years of defining contemporary dance with a thrilling double bill from Rafael Bonachela and Gideon Obarzanek, choreographers who have, in their unique ways, defined the art form and helped take Australian dance to the world.
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Bonachela and Obarzanek will join forces in 2019 to celebrate a half-century of Sydney Dance Company dance making in a double bill climaxing in Us 50 by Obarzanek. Set to an electronic score by UK musician Clark (composer of WOOF), this epic work will feature 50 performers made up of former dancers that have graced our stage, current Company dancers and members of the audience.
“When we speak about 50 years of a dance company we also speak about 50 years of dance making,” says Obarzanek. “What is made, however, is ephemeral. The dancer’s body… can be videoed and photographed but dance itself only truly exists when it is danced. So the history of the Company is stored and transmitted through the bodies of its dancers and collected in the memory of its audiences.”
Completing the double bill is Bonachela’s award winning 6 Breaths. Since it’s 2010 premiere 6 Breaths has toured to New York, London, Barcelona and the prestigious Movimentos Festival in Germany. A symphony of dance, music by Italian composer Ezio Bosso and costume design by Josh Goot, this emotive work will take your breath away.
Join Sydney Dance Company in a celebration of its past, present and future. This is an anniversary you cannot miss!
Running Time: 1hr 45mins (including interval)
Presented by Sydney Dance Company at Roslyn Packer Theatre