De Novo

In 2015 De Novo will tour to Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

For more information about De Novo contact Dominic Chang:

About these works:

World premiere at Sydney Theatre, 1 March 2013
Rafael Bonachela
Music: Nick Wales and Sarah Blasko
Costume Design: Dion Lee
Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne
Running time: 37 minutes
Cast: 16 dancers

World premiere at Sydney Opera House, Spring Dance Festival, 20 August 2012
Larissa McGowan
Concept: Larissa McGowan, Sam Haren, Steve Mayhew
Dramaturg: Sam Haren
Sound Construction: Steve Mayhew
Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne
Running time: 15 minutes
Cast: 3 dancers

Australasian premiere at Sydney Theatre, 1 March 2013
Choreography and Costumes: Alexander Ekman
Stage Design: Alexander Ekman and Thomas Visser
Lighting Design: Thomas Visser
Lyrics: Spenser Theberge
Running time: 27 minutes
Cast: 4 musicians and 16 dancers 

Three playful works from the frontlines of dance

From an inspired collaboration with internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko and composer Nick Wales comes Emergence, a new dance work by Rafael Bonachela, Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company featuring the alluring costume creations of Australian fashion designer Dion Lee. A breathtaking cross-genre leap, Emergence sees the entire company ensemble take to the stage as a stunning soundscape take sensual, physical form.

Irreverent, humorous and brilliant, Cacti is the critically acclaimed brainchild of Swedish dance prodigy Alexander Ekman. Ekman is in high demand internationally, and this piece, devised for the legendary Nederlands Dans Theater 2, shows exactly why. Cacti is not only a subversive, entertaining commentary on the pretentions of contemporary dance, it is also a brilliantly conceived and bracingly physical piece of choreography.

From Australian rising star Larissa McGowan comes Fanatic, a hilarious pop-culture collision that pits Alien vs Predator in an interstellar dance throwdown between two titanic sci-fi film franchises. Giddy and virtuosic, wry and recognisable, this is dance for the digital age – kinetic, immediate and exceedingly funny.

Nominated for a 2013 Helpmann Award:

  • Cacti for ‘Best Dance Work’

Mentioned in the 2013 Dance Australia Critics Survey:

For more information contact Dominic Chang: