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VIDEO: Big Dance Australia

17 July 2014

Dance history was made on Sunday when 6000 people in Sydney, London and Glasgow celebrated Sydney Dance Company’s 45th anniversary by performing Rafael Bonachela’s ‘Beats for Peace’ as part of Big Dance 2014. VIEW the video by clicking the red video tab above.  “Dance has… Read more


GALLERY: PPYs Work With Craig Bary

17 July 2014

Last term our Pre-Professionals were lucky enough to work with choreographer and performer Craig Bary for 3 weeks during a rare break in his busy performance schedule. VIEW our gallery below, taken through the eyes of Pre-Professional student Phillipa Mills. Applications are now open for… Read more


GALLERY Big Dance Wrap-Up

14 July 2014

On Sunday 13 July 6000 people in three cities came together for the world’s biggest dance event. This was the first time Sydney had joined the bi annual event as Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela was invited to choreograph the routine that was… Read more

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Warm-Up Tips For Big Dance

09 July 2014

Sydney Dance Company Studio Director Ramon Doringo takes you through some simple moves to warm-up and get ready to dance BIG this Sunday! 1. Start with some isolations – circle your head, shoulders, chest, arms and hips. 2. Stand with your hips wide in second,… Read more

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Behind the Scenes: Pre-Professional Year Photo Shoot

27 June 2014

Our Pre-Professional Year had some fun in our workshop room earlier this week, working with our resident multi-media artist Peter Greig on a special photo shoot. VIEW the gallery below. Thanks to Pre-Professional Year student Phillipa Mills for taking these special pics! For more information… Read more


Q&A with Dancer David Mack

26 June 2014

We chat with dancer David Mack about his return to WA for the 2 One Another tour. You’ve recently lived in WA and previously worked for West Australian Ballet. What’s your favourite thing about the state? My favourite thing would have to be the lifestyle… Read more

Phillipa Mills with choreographer Alejandro Rolandi

My time in the Pre-Professional Year so far

20 June 2014

I didn’t hesitate to say ‘yes’ to Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year when Course Director Linda Gamblin offered me a place on the phone. Since 16, Sydney Dance Company has been an inspiration for me throughout my dance training.  Taking up the position was some what intimidating as… Read more

Big Dance

VIDEO: ‘Big Dance’ Australia is coming!

19 June 2014

Big Dance is a biennial international festival celebrating dance – in all it’s forms. Initiated by the Mayor of London in 2006, this year, for the first time, Australia will take a lead role in the event. Our Artistic Director, Rafael Bonachela, has choreographed a… Read more


GALLERY: DancED ‘2 One Another’ Regional Workshops in QLD

17 June 2014

This month we are paying a special visit to five towns across Queensland, offering 250 students at seven regional schools the chance to take part in a fully subsidised world-class contemporary dance experience, as part of our DancED program. From Cairns to Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton… Read more

(1) Sydney Dance Company's Les Illuminations featuring Janessa Dufty and Bernhard Knauer. Photo by Peter Greig

GALLERY: ‘Les Illuminations’ Production Shots

13 June 2014

Brisbane based? Don’t miss Les Illuminations this weekend showing as part of Maestro Series 5: Katie Noonan and Sydney Dance Company at QPAC. VIEW our gallery of production shots taken at Sydney Opera House when Les Illuminations premiered last year. Saturday 14 June, 8pm QPAC Concert Hall Brisbane Free pre-concert talk at… Read more