Engage: The Company

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

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

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

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Claudia Willimann on her first term in PPY 2019

12 April 2019

Claudia Willimann joined Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year (PPY) in Feb 2019. Ten weeks into the program, she reflects on her experiences so far. Read her insights below: It has been a very exciting first term in Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year. In just ten weeks, we have… Read more


Bianca Spender on designing for dance

09 April 2019

For his brand new work Cinco, choreographer Rafael Bonachela melds five virtuosic dancers with the delicate beauty of Bianca Spender’s costumes. Inspired by the soaring sounds of Alberto Ginastera’s String Quartet No.2, the costumes range in colour from dusk to dawn and incorporate elements of twisted beauty. We… Read more


How the number five inspired Rafael Bonachela’s Cinco

19 March 2019

For Cinco, Rafael Bonachela‘s brand new work, the choreographer has turned to the world of numbers and mathematics for inspiration. Coincidentally, the number five has taken centre stage. The work features five dancers to perform all five movements of a string quartet composed in the 1950s. Not to mention, it’s… Read more

Neon Aether

Between clouds and future nostalgia: Gabrielle Nankivell’s Neon Aether

13 March 2019

Choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell’s brand new work Neon Aether is an ode to the burning intangibles that fuel our imagination. Referencing science fiction to interstellar clouds and the possibilities beyond, Neon Aether takes the audience on a journey through six episodes of the body ascending in space. The title describes this vision… Read more

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Meet new Company dancer Dimitri Kleioris

11 March 2019

From performing the lead role in An American in Paris on Broadway (US), to Death in Venice with Opera Australia, and appearing as a series regular in the US TV series, Flesh & Bone and in the film High Strung: Free Dance, Company dancer Dimitri shares his… Read more

Clark and Melanie Lane

“If in doubt, bang out a techno track”: Clark talks composing for WOOF

05 March 2019

British producer Clark (Warp Records) has been a vanguard figure in electronic music for nearly twenty years. Less known is his work with contemporary dance and his creative partnership with choreographer Melanie Lane. His latest project with Melanie involves creating an original composition for WOOF. We chatted to him about… Read more