Engage: Pre-Professional Year

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

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

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

PPY_W2

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