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Katya Gray

Katya Gray: My time in Pre-Professional Year 2018

07 December 2018

In the lead up to PPY18 Revealed – the graduation performance of the Pre-Professional Year class of 2018 – dancer Katya Gray shares what she’s learned throughout the course and the lessons she’ll take away from her time with us. “Coming into Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional… Read more

Bernhard Knauer

Bernhard Knauer reflects on nine years with Sydney Dance Company

04 December 2018

After nine years dancing with Sydney Dance Company, we are bidding a tearful goodbye to Bernhard Knauer, who has announced he’ll be retiring from the stage. Originally from Germany, Bernhard migrated to Australia and joined Sydney Dance Company in January 2010. He holds an impressive list… Read more

New Breed Janessa Dufty

New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Janessa Dufty

15 November 2018

Sydney Dance Company dancer Janessa Dufty is venturing into the choreographic spotlight for the first time as part of New Breed, our annual showcase of raw talent and fresh ideas from Australian dance creators. Her premiere Telopea is inspired by the Australian waratah and the strength, endurance and beauty of… Read more

New Breed Holly Doyle

New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Holly Doyle

14 November 2018

Sydney Dance Company dancer and choreographer Holly Doyle is one of the four female dance makers taking the helm for this year’s New Breed. Her new work Out, Damned Spot! investigates the ritualised practices of cleansing, driven by an electronic soundtrack by Dane Yates. Ahead of Holly’s New Breed debut,… Read more

New Breed Prue Lang

New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Prue Lang

07 November 2018

Prue Lang, one of four extraordinary dance makers showcased in this year’s New Breed, is accoladed as a longtime soloist and choreographer for William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet and as a founding member of Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre. We sat down with her to talk about… Read more

New Breed Katina Olsen

New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Katina Olsen

06 November 2018

Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri choreographer and performer Katina Olsen is one of four talented dance makers debuting brand new pieces for this year’s New Breed, our annual showcase of fresh ideas and raw talent from some of Australia’s most exciting choreographers. Her choreographic interests lie in Indigenous cultural dance and story with an interdisciplinary approach… Read more

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‘Forever & Ever’ costume designer Paula Levis on her creative process

18 October 2018

Collaboration is vital in the creation of a new work, with many people involved; from the dancers to choreographers, lighting designers, composers, and costume designers. Forever & Ever costume designer Paula Levis and choreographer Antony Hamilton have worked together before. Several motifs, shapes and symbols… Read more