• Dancers in Wildebeest
  • ab [intra]

Information for Presenters

Sydney Dance Company has a diverse and dynamic repertoire available for touring.

Every year, Sydney Dance Company develops new contemporary dance works that are available for touring.

If you are interested in discussing potential touring dates and repertoire please contact the following:

Australia & International Bookings
Dominic Chang

North American Exclusive Representation
Rena Shagan Associates Inc
16A West 88th Street
New York NY 10024 USA

Lux Tenebris

Lux Tenebris explores light and darkness with fiercely physical movement and deep, electronic beats by composer Nick Wales.

Choreography: Rafael Bonachela
Composer: Nick Wales
Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne

Duration: 40 mins




Ocho, meaning eight in Spanishshowcases eight virtuosic dancers. Fusing an industrial dreamscape with a surging electronic score by Nick Wales that features haunting vocals by Aboriginal singer Rrawun Maymuru of the Mangalili clan, Ocho explores the infinite connections that exist between us all.

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Composer: Nick Wales
Lighting: Damien Cooper
Costumes and Sets: David Fleischer

Duration: 40 mins




Wildebeest showcases the power of dancers as individuals and strength en masse. Moody and animalistic, it’s backed by a stormy and industrial score by Luke Smiles.

Choreographer: Gabrielle Nankivell
Costume Designer: Fiona Holley
Sound Designer and Composer: Luke Smiles, motion laboratories
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Cisterne

Duration: 30 mins



Full Moon

Full Moon by Cheng Tsung-lung, the Artistic Director of Taiwan’s phenomenal Cloud Gate 2, harnesses the power of the moon, myth and poetry to thrill the audience.

Choreographer: Cheng Tsung-lung
Composer: Lim Giong
Lighting: Damien Cooper
Costumes: Fan Huaichih

Duration: 40 mins



Frame of Mind 

Frame of Mind features a dramatic contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce Dessner (from American hit rock band The National), recorded by San Francisco’s virtuosic Kronos Quartet. Frame of Mind won four Helpmann Awards in 2015 – Best Choreography, Best Dance Work, Best Male Dancer and Best Female Dancer – in its critically acclaimed premiere season.

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Designer: Ralph Myers
Costume Design Realisation: Aleisa Jelbart
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Cisterne
Music: Aheym for String Quartet, Little Blue Something and Tenebre, written by Bryce David Dessner
Published by Chester Music
By kind permission of the Music Sales Group
Bryce Dessner’s Aheym for String Quartet, Little Blue Something and Tenebre were written for Kronos Quartet and appear on Kronos’ ANTI- release Aheym: Kronos Quartet plays music by Bryce Dessner.
Dramaturgical Consultant: Samuel Webster

Duration: 35 mins



ab [intra]

ab [intra], meaning ‘from within’ in Latin is ‘an exploration of our primal instincts, our impulses and our visceral responses’, says choreographer Rafael Bonachela. From tenderness to turmoil, ab [intra] is a journey of intense human existence that will command your attention.

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Composer: Nick Wales
Lighting: Damien Cooper
Costumes and Sets: David Fleischer

Duration: 70 mins



WOOF generates variations of collective actions that speak from matters of the heart. In an imagined physical future, stealing from classical dances, romantic paintings and pop culture, a re-invention of community takes place.

In dialogue with Clark’s bold musical score, WOOF relentlessly forges a duality of instability and empowerment, harnessing the fantasy of a post-human collective spirit.

ChoreographerMelanie Lane
Music: Original composition by Clark
Costume Realisation: Aleisa Jelbart
Lighting Design: Verity Hampton

Duration: 20 mins



For more information and to book, contact Dominic Chang.


‘★★★★ Utterly mesmerising’ – The Guardian on Lux Tenebris

‘★★★★ Dancers illustrate the company’s skills as athletes’ – Sydney Morning Herald on Ocho

‘★★★★  Extreme choreography with fearless ferocity’ – TimeOut Sydney on Wildebeest

“It’s a splendid feast for eyes and ears with Fan Huai-chih’s gorgeously flowing costumes, Lim Giong’s gleaming commissioned score and Cooper’s magical lighting.” – The Australian on Full Moon

‘★★★★ An ensemble of technically blessed young dynamos.’ – Herald Sun on Frame of Mind 


Frame of Mind:

2015 Helpmann Awards for Best Choreography, Best Dance Work, Best Male Dancer and Best Female Dancer