This award-winning production first premiered in Sydney in March 2012. It was created over three months with Sydney Dance Company’s 16 dancers (see original cast here) and has been performed in 9 countries and over 30 cities around the world including the USA, South America, Europe, New Zealand and across Australia.
In a ‘behind the scenes’ video from the original production in 2012, Rafael explains how the creation of this extraordinary work came about. Starting with a blank canvas, he explores until he begins to see a path unveiling itself before him, adding layers, textures, connections, relations, added to bodies, to one another.
In this revealing work Rafael draws on his intimate relationship with the Company dancers. Together they closely examined the complexities of human relationships, as an individual, a couple and within a group.
The title 2 One Another suggests these themes, and has been interpreted and explored in three ways:
- How we relate to one another
- The couple (two), the individual (one)and the group (another)
- The progression of the work takes uson a journey from one world to another
In the creation of new works, Rafael has often used resources such as images, books and maps to spark ideas within his creative process but in the making of 2 One Another his inspiration comes directly from the studio; from the interactions and responses of the dancers and from the output of his collaborators. It is a personal work for everyone involved, intimately revealing personalities and qualities of the individual.
Watch the full archival video here.
World Premiere at Sydney Theatre on 13 March 2012
2012 Sydney, NSW
2012 Melbourne, VIC
2012 Wollongong, NSW
2013 Adelaide, SA
2013 Alice Springs, NT
2013 Darwin, NT
2013 Lima Peru
2013 Guayaquill, Ecuador
2013 Bogota, Colombia
2013 Guanajuato, Mexico
2013 Irvine, California USA
2013 San Diego, California USA
2013 Portland, Oregon USA
2013 Moscow, Russia
2014 Perth, WA
2014 Mandurah, WA
2014 Albany, WA
2014 Bunbury, WA
2014 Geraldton, WA
2014 Cairns, QLD
2014 Mackay, QLD
2014 Rockhampton, QLD
2014 Townsville, QLD
2014 Gold Coast, QLD
2014 Port Macquarie, NSW
2014 Dubbo, NSW
2014 Bathurst, NSW
2014 Orange, NSW
2014 Auckland, New Zealand
2015 Wolfsburg, Germany
2015 Fürth, Germany
Winner of 2013 Australian Dance Awards:
- Rafael Bonachela for Most Outstanding Choreography
- Charmene Yap for Most Outstanding Female Dancer
- Sydney Dance Company for Most Outstanding Performance by a Company
Winner of 2012 Green Room Awards:
- Sydney Dance Company for Best Ensemble
- Best Female Dancer
Winner of 2012 Helpmann Award:
- Charmene Yap for Best Female Dancer
2 ONE ANOTHER IN 2017
See 2 One Another in Sydney 5 – 14 October. Check out our cheat sheet for more interesting facts about 2 One Another, the creatives and current Company dancers.
We’ll then be travelling 2 One Another to Shanghai 20 – 27 October. More info here.