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Four ways dancing supports your immune system

11 July 2019

From its anti-ageing benefits to its disease fighting abilities, dancing is a great way to strengthen your immune system and encourage wellness. We highlight some of the reasons why you should dance to give your immunity a boost: 1. It fights disease Most people know… Read more

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#22: Boxes (1985)

10 July 2019

Choreographed by Graeme Murphy for Sydney Dance Company, Boxes premiered in November 1985. The work was danced to a commissioned score from Iva Davies and his associate, Robert Kretschmer. It had costumes by Anthony Jones, a set designed by Laurence Eastwood and it was lit by John… Read more

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#21: Damien Cooper on illuminating Sydney Dance Company

05 July 2019

Many of Australia’s leading lighting designers have illuminated Sydney Dance Company over the last 50 years, including John Rayment, Benjamin Cisterne, Matthew Marshall, John Drummond Montgomery and Damien Cooper. “When I started working with Sydney Dance Company, I was two years out of uni: I… Read more

Dance Classes

#20: Our Community

27 June 2019

“It’s absolutely awesome that Sydney Dance Company turns such wildly different people into dance buddies. Best place on earth.” – Candide McDonald, Public Program participant Since the early days at Woolloomooloo, Sydney Dance Company’s public programs have opened up the sheer joy of dancing to everyone. When the… Read more

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My journey to Trainee Company Dancer: Alexander Borg

26 June 2019

The journey to a professional dancer is not an easy one. Many drop out along the way and injuries and emotional stress take their toll. Trainee Company Dancer Alexander Borg shares his journey with Sydney Dance Company and his own realisation of discovering his career… Read more

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Sabine Crompton-Ward on working with Idan Cohen

20 June 2019

In term 2, the Pre-Professional Year welcomed Vancouver based Israeli choreographer and opera director Idan Cohen for a three week choreographic development. Read about Sabine Crompton-Ward’s experiences below: “It was great to be able to work with my peers in this new way, creating something… Read more

SDC Kids and Youth Classes

Six reasons why young people should dance

19 June 2019

Dance engages multiple senses, offering limitless creativity and imagination for young minds. Dance for young people inspires growth through kinesthetic awareness, improvisation, active listening and physical movement. It’s not only fun and engaging but a healthy lifestyle choice. Read more below on the various benefits of dance… Read more

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#19: International Touring

19 June 2019

International touring is invaluable in connecting Australian dance companies to the global dance community. Over its history, Sydney Dance Company has travelled to 95 cities in 26 different countries around the world: from New York to Noumea, England to Equador, Athens to Auckland, Paris to… Read more

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#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

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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