Engage: The Company

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PPY17 Body Shots Gallery

08 December 2017

After 12 months of hard work and dedication, Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year dancers are ready to take to the stage for their graduation performance. At PPY17 Revealed, 24 young dancers will display their talent and incredible achievements, performing work by pre-eminent local and international… Read more

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New Breed Choreographic Spotlight: Nelson Earl

24 November 2017

Nelson Earl and Cass Mortimer Eipper are collaborating on Bell Jar for New Breed 2017. Here, Nelson provides an insight into his process. 1. Do you normally work with dancers? Tell us more about your experience I haven’t formally created on an ensemble before. Instead… Read more

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Rafael Bonachela: Season 2018

20 November 2017

Programming the perfect mix of new and exciting repertoire with the return of breathtaking award-winning favourites is not an easy task. Careful consideration is given to orchestrating a season to please any tastes and expectations. Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela gives us a… Read more

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Cass Mortimer Eipper: New Breed Choreographer Spotlight

20 November 2017

Cass Mortimer Eipper and Nelson Earl have teamed up to create one piece for New Breed 2017. Here Cass provides an insight into his process and what we might expect from the audience. How would you describe the music for your piece? It is a dark and… Read more

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New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Tyrone Robinson

13 November 2017

New Breed 2017 choreographer Tyrone Robinson will explore intimacy, connection and raw emotion with his work, created for the Sydney Dance Company dancers and premiering at Carriageworks this year. 1. How would you describe the music for your piece? At the moment I’m working with… Read more

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New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Melanie Lane

06 November 2017

New Breed 2017 choreographer Melanie Lane has a collaborative approach to choreography, relishing the opportunity for a work to evolve around the participants. Here Melanie discusses her approach to working with Sydney Dance Company. 1. How would you describe the music for your piece? The music will be… Read more

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Simon Turner, Career #2: from Dancer to Stage Manager

01 November 2017

There comes a point for most dancers where returning to the stage is either no longer desirable or no longer physically possible. Long, irregular hours, continuous touring, ageing bodies all take their toll. Simon Turner Sydney Dance Company’s Stage Manager made the transition from on-stage… Read more

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New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Petros Treklis

30 October 2017

Petros Treklis first danced with Sydney Dance Company in 2014 in Louder Than Words. More recently he has turned his attention to choreography, and is one of five next generation dance creators featured in New Breed 2017 this November/December. 1. How would you describe the music for… Read more

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Freedom to Fail: Reflections from PPY17 Student Lilly Smith

19 October 2017

By Lilly Smith My understanding of PPY was as a prestigious and challenging year that would help propel me into the dance industry. I wanted to learn from a variety of industry professionals and receive as much information as I could to prepare myself for… Read more