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Authentic Movement

Pre-Professional Year: Authentic Improvisation

27 March 2017

“Working with the incredible Narelle Benjamin, we were given the chance to explore the biology of our organs, fascia, cerebral spinal fluid, skeleton and muscles. I discovered how this knowledge can be embodied and enrich our authentic improvisation – an innate skill that I first… Read more

Richard Cilli w/ PPY Students

Pre-Professional Year: Working with Richard Cilli

17 March 2017

“Recently we have been working with former Company dancer Richard Cilli learning Sydney Dance Company repertoire, 2 in D Minor choreographed by Rafael Bonachela, which has been incredible. With his first hand insight and his awesome analogies, all the Pre-Professional Year students have been able to gain so… Read more

Izzac Carroll in Philadelphia

Company dancer (trainee) Izzac Carroll On Tour in the USA

08 March 2017

From Pre-Professional Year student to Company dancer (trainee), we asked Izzac Carroll to give us the inside scoop on what it’s like to be traveling with Sydney Dance Company for the first time: 1. Tell us a bit about your journey from Pre-Professional Year to Company… Read more

PPY Dancer Laura Vlasic

Pre-Professional Year: Working with Ayman Harper

03 March 2017

“We were privileged to have Ayman Harper as our guest teacher last week. Having worked closely with William Forsythe, Ayman focused on lines and the deconstruction of the foundation of classical movement. We explored repertoire from William Forsythe’s Enemy in the Figure which was both incredible… Read more


Pre-Professional Year 2017 so far…

17 February 2017

Our  Pre-Professional Year are just wrapping up three weeks of their studies, here’s some insights from the students on what they’ve learned so far: “If I could sum up it up in one word it would be AUTHENTIC. Authenticity in our turnout, authenticity in our improvisation and… Read more


Choreographer, Antony Hamilton

07 February 2017

Read about how choreographer Antony Hamilton became involved in dance and what his thoughts are on creating movement. How did you become involved in dance? I was very young when I began dancing. My cousins were dancers so it was a normal part of our… Read more


Lighting Designer, Benjamine Cisterne

07 February 2017

Read about lighting designer, Benjamine Cisterne’s inspirations and process in approaching lighting design. What interested you in having a career in Lighting Design? When I was a kid, I really enjoyed pulling things apart and working out how to put them back together. I was… Read more


Costume Designer, Paula Levis

07 February 2017

Read about Costume Designer, Paula Levis creative process as part of the Crazy Times team. How did you become a costume designer? I remember being a child, I just loved drawing. I can also remember designing dresses and costumes for my Barbie dolls, so I… Read more


Dramaturge, Matthew Whittet

07 February 2017

Read about Matthew Whittet’s beginnings as a dramaturge and experience with Crazy Times. What is a dramaturge? A dramaturge works with the artistic team to help clarify their vision for the production and works as an advisor on themes and ideas. How did you become… Read more


Composer, Julian Hamilton

07 February 2017

Here we chat to composer Julian Hamilton about his love for music and his role on Crazy Times! Can you tell us what originally drew you to explore music? I can remember being about four years old, and my Nan had a piano at her… Read more