It has been great to be recognised in a number of categories for the 2014 Dance Australia Critics Survey!
Highlight of the year: Jacopo Godani’s Raw Models – Chloe Smethurst, The Age
Most significant dance event: Sydney Dance Company turning 45 – Susan Bendall, Dance Australia
Most outstanding choreography: Jacopo Godani’s Raw Models in Sydney Dance Company’s Interplay season – Stephanie Glickman, Herald Sun
Most outstanding dancer: Janessa Dufty – Deborah Jones, The Australian
Most outstanding dancer: Charmene Yap, Interplay – Stephanie Glickman, Herald Sun
Most outstanding dancer: Charmene Yap, 2 One Another – Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia
Most outstanding dancer: Charmene Yap, Interplay – Chloe Smethurst, The Age
Most outstanding dancer: Charmene Yap – Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald
Most interesting Australian group or artist: ‘Not a group but a concept: the opportunities for performances to express ideas and experiment with choreography through ventures such as New Breed, Big Dance in Small Chunks and iOU.’ – Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald
Best new work: Gabrielle Nankivell’s Wildebeest for Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed. – Deborah Jones, The Australian
Best new work: ‘2 in D Minor by Rafael Bonachela. Bonachela’s exceptional approach to collaboration, especially his ongoing use of musicians working on stage with Company dancers, his mixing of different musical genres to create a sound score, and his commissioning of lighting designs that contribute strongly to the underlying themes of his work.’ – Michelle Potter, Canberra Times and Dance Tabs
Dancer to watch: Holly Doyle in Charmene Yap’s Do We for New Breed – Deborah Jones, The Australian
Dancer to watch: ‘All of Sydney Dance Company’s dancers. Can they possibly go any further in terms of their ability to execute the complexities of Rafael Bonachela’s choreography?’ – Michelle Potter, Canberra Times and Dance Tabs
Join Sydney Dance Company in 2015 for Frame of Mind, a showcase of deeply personal pieces from two acclaimed choreographic talents. Featuring the Australian premiere of living legend William Forsythe’s Quintett and the world-premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s Frame of Mind.
6 Mar – 16 May 2015. Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne. #SDCFrame