Interplay L'Chaim. Photo by Wendell Teodoro_9382

#18: Stuck In The Middle With You – A Virtual Reality Film (2016)

12 June 2019

“When Gideon Obarzanek approached me with the idea of creating an immersive virtual dance experience I didn’t think twice about it,” says Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela. “I loved the idea of our audience being on a virtual stage, getting up close and personal with the dancers and… Read more


Teachers’ tips for first time dancers

11 June 2019

Stepping onto the dance floor for the first time? We asked five of our teachers to share their hot tips for those new to the world of dance – read below for their insights. For a limited time, first time visitors can book 3 classes for only… Read more

edgeing 1992

#17: Edgeing (1992)

06 June 2019

Rollerblading fanatic and celebrated Sydney Dance Company alumni Paul Mercurio remembers the creation of his 1992 work Edgeing. “I used to ice skate a bit. I loved the fact that on ice you can just push off and glide for so long, how effortless it… Read more

Gwen Bullivant

Gwen Bullivant on the benefits of dance for seniors

05 June 2019

From line dancing to jazz and tap, Gwen Bullivant has been dancing as long as she can remember. She is a longtime attendee of our weekly Tap & Jazz classes for Ages 55+. We talked to her about the benefits of dance for older people, what… Read more

Ian Galloway and Linda

Donor Spotlight: Ian Galloway

04 June 2019

Ian Galloway has been generously supporting Sydney Dance Company since the 1980s and remains a passionate and active donor, encouraging his personal networks to also support the Company. Read more about Ian’s journey with us and how he encourages those who are passionate about dance… Read more

After Venice

#16: After Venice (1984)

30 May 2019

1984’s After Venice was a definitive work for Sydney Dance Company. Inspired by Thomas Mann’s novella Death In Venice, artistic director and choreographer Graeme Murphy brought together an enviable team, including costume and set designer Kristian Fredrikson, legendary dancer Garth Welch and up-and-comer Paul Mercurio.… Read more

Photo by Branco Gaica

#15: New York City debut a triumph (1981)

23 May 2019

In the five years since Graeme Murphy was appointed head of the Company, Sydney Dance Company forged its reputation as one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies and became recognised on the world stage. Known for its risk-taking repertoire, the Company made its American debut… Read more

Sheree da Costa

Sheree da Costa returns to the dance studio for Us 50

20 May 2019

After sixteen years off the dance stage, Sydney Dance Company alumni dancer Sheree da Costa is making a grand return with Us 50 in Sydney this November. Sheree has been busy taking Ballet and Jazz classes at our studios in preparation for Us 50, which brings together 50 of our… Read more

Photo by Jeff Busby

#14: Grand (2005)

16 May 2019

Photographer Jeff Busby reflects on the genius Graeme Murphy, the costumes for Grand (designed by Akira Isogawa), and the two decades he spent capturing Sydney Dance Company. “I was engaged to shoot Sydney Dance Company in black and white, while photographer Branco Gaica would shoot in colour.… Read more