Engage: With the Company

Ocho Set and Costumes

Interview with David Fleischer, Set & Costume Designer for ‘Ocho’

23 May 2017

David Fleischer is a Sydney-based set and costume designer working across theatre, opera and dance throughout Australia. We spoke to David about his inspiration and the process behind creating the set and costumes for Rafael Bonachela’s Ocho as part of our extraordinary double bill, Orb.   Tell us… Read more

Full Moon

Snapshot into ‘Full Moon’ with Cheng Tsung-lung

15 May 2017

Cheng Tsung Lung grew up in Taipei in Taiwan, his family owned a slipper making factory and Tsung-Lung sold the slippers on the street to help support his family. Here we talk with Tsung-Lung about how he began to dance and where he finds inspiration.… Read more

FullMoonMadness

Full Moon Madness: Why the Moon Makes Us Mad

11 May 2017

The full moon is a powerful symbol linked with fertility, immortality and eternity. From ancient goddesses such as Luna in Roman myth and Chang’e in Chinese culture, to the werewolves and vampires of film and television, the moon has always held a powerful sway over… Read more

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Meet the Characters of Full Moon

09 May 2017

Full Moon by Cheng Tsung-lung, the Artistic Director of Taiwan’s phenomenal Cloud Gate 2, is a striking new piece that harnesses the power of the moon through the journey of eight characters. “When these characters gather to dance at full moon, they represent different metaphors of… Read more

Chloe Leong

Interview with Chloe Leong

03 May 2017

Company dancer Chloe Leong has been working with Cheng Tsung-lung to create Full Moon – the Company’s first collaboration with a Taiwanese choreographer. In this blog, she discusses the creative process behind Full Moon, what motivates her to dance and what sets Australian dancers apart.… Read more

Petros Treklis

Interview with Petros Treklis

26 April 2017

Company dancer Petros Treklis will feature in the world premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s Ocho as part of the extraordinary double bill Orb. In this blog, he offers his thoughts on collaborating with Raf and the unique strengths of Australian dancers. Creating new work with Rafael… Read more

Rafael Bonachela

Insight into Ocho with Rafael Bonachela

18 April 2017

Rafael Bonachela’s latest creation, Ocho, features eight virtuosic dancers, a surging electronic score by Nick Wales and an industrial dreamscape. In this interview, Raf discusses the inspiration and creative process behind Ocho, and reflects on some of his favourite memories from his eight years as Artistic Director of… Read more

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Moonlight Moments

28 March 2017

To celebrate the upcoming world premiere of Orb, we’re inviting you to share your favourite Moonlight Moments for the chance to win a $100 iTunes gift card. From dancing in the moonlight to star-gazing, checking your horoscope to watching Werewolf, we want to see how… 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

Nelson Pre-hab

Pre-hab Interview with Company Dancer Nelson Earl

23 March 2017

How long have you been completing your pre-hab program? I have been completing my pre-hab program since the beginning of this year when it was prescribed for me. Did you know about pre-hab and its benefits prior to beginning these sessions?  I did in fact know about… Read more