Engage: The Company

2OA In Rehearsals

Inside the Music and Poetry for ‘2 One Another’

19 September 2017

The score in 2 One Another is a journey in four movements, exploring the different emotive qualities that can surface when we relate to one another. It brings together a range of existing music with original composition by Nick Wales and the poetic phrases by Samuel… Read more

2OA Rehearsals 2012

Into the Archives: A History of ‘2 One Another’

12 September 2017

Rafael Bonachela‘s international masterpiece, 2 One Another, is returning to Sydney this October in celebration of its monumental 100th performance. This award-winning production first premiered in Sydney in March 2012. It was created over three months with Sydney Dance Company’s 16 dancers (see original cast here)… Read more

Alex Mencinsky PPY17

Pre-Professional Year 2017: Working with Lucas Jervies

23 August 2017

“When you are asked to try everything you have ever done all at once, at first it seems like an impossible task with an unattainable outcome. However, handing over the task to your body in a movement stream of consciousness surprisingly opens up a world… Read more

PPY Dancer Brad Carter

PPY17: Transitioning from Dancer to Artist

16 August 2017

Brad Carter is a Pre-Professional Year 2017 student. In this Q&A, he discusses how his ideas about contemporary dance have changed over the year. Why did you want to join Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year? I joined PPY to focus on making the transition from… Read more

Patricia Wood with students

Education Workshop Tour: On the Road with Teaching Artist Patricia Wood

25 July 2017

Our professional teaching artists tour alongside the Company, bringing education workshops to schools and communities around Australia. In this interview, Teaching Artist Patricia Wood discusses her role, from observing the Company in rehearsal to teaching primary students repertoire and instilling them with confidence and creativity.… Read more

Linda Gamblin

Q&A with Pre-Professional Year Course Director Linda Gamblin

20 July 2017

In this Q&A, Pre-Professional Year Course Director Linda Gamblin discusses the importance of contemporary dance and what she looks for when auditioning students. Why are you so passionate about contemporary dance? I believe we need contemporary art to communicate and express ideas, hopes and frustrations,… Read more

PPY Dancer Brielle de Thomasis

Pre-Professional Year: Cultivating a Beginner’s Mind

13 July 2017

BY BRIELLE DE THOMASIS Before I began the Pre-Professional Year course, I wasn’t expecting to be so immersed in not only the physical aspects of moving but also the mental and emotional practices. This holistic approach has opened my mind to the endless possibilities that come with… Read more