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Individual Giving

“Our partners are so crucial to what we do. They are our family. Dance is a collaboration, which involves a lot of trust, empathy and generosity. When trust and support are nurtured, creativity can begin.”

Rafael Bonachela, Artistic Director

Performing for an audience, practicing in the studio or dancing in the kitchen, the dancer flows with the world. This universal movement, fundamental to life, is what makes dance so compelling to watch and irresistible to join.

In this spirit, we ask for your partnership and your support.

As Australia’s lead contemporary dance company, we are lucky enough to see the profound and transformative effect of dance every day. From new commissions to schools performances, open classes and student workshops, dance enriches life.

We rely on your support to continue our mission of bringing dance to as many people as possible around Australia and the world, and nurturing the next generation of young dancers.

By making an annual gift to our Partner Program, you are giving your support to our everyday operations. As a Partner, you will get to know our work and our rehearsal studios, the dancers and your fellow Partners at exclusive events and performances throughout the year; and perhaps most importantly, you are sharing the beauty and thrill of contemporary dance and knowing that your gift, regardless of its size, is of enormous value.

If you would like to join our Partner Program, you may donate now online, by post or by phone. To learn more about Philanthropy at Sydney Dance Company, please contact Michelle Boyle, Philanthropy Manager.

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Or call 02 9258 4829

All donations over $2 to Sydney Dance Company are tax-deductible. Donations can be made annually or in monthly instalments. Sydney Dance Company is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Creating new works is the essence of Sydney Dance Company – our heart and soul – and ensures we remain a truly contemporary company, offering audiences a new and inspiring experience with every new performance.

Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela creates critically acclaimed new works each year, collaborating in the creative process with leading local and international choreographers, musicians, costume designers, production designers and other artists.

As a donor to Sydney Dance Company’s Commissioning Fund you will support Rafael, the dancers and the collaborating artists in the creation of each of these new works and will join them on the journey from concept to stage.

Learn more about our creative collaborators here.

Learn more about our works here.

By making a tax-deductible donation to Sydney Dance Company’s Commissioning Fund you will be:

  • Making a contribution to the Australian cultural landscape
  • Enabling us to create new work
  • Offering opportunities to the choreographic leaders of the future
  • Giving our dancers the experience of working with international artists
  • Pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance by helping us collaborate with cross-disciplinary artists
  • Making bold and daring artistic choices with us

By making our commissions possible, you join us on the creative journey.

To discuss the impact of your donation to the Commissioning Fund, please contact Lizzi Nicoll, Development Director, on 02 9258 4832 or lizzin@sydneydancecompany.com

DONATE NOW

Or call 02 9258 4829

All donations over $2 to Sydney Dance Company are tax-deductible. Donations can be made annually or in monthly instalments. Sydney Dance Company is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Sydney Dance Company’s Touring Fund keeps us on the road and in the air.

Each year, more people experience Sydney Dance Company outside Sydney than in it. Over the last five years, 52% of our performances were outside Sydney and this year alone, almost 80% of the venues we will perform in in Australia are outside capital cities. Our full-time ensemble regularly performs in Australian capital cities, regional centres and internationally, and we are passionate about showing our work as widely as possible.

Our regular international tours give us the opportunity to share Australian contemporary dance with audiences all over the world. Over the last two years we have performed in Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South America.  We are incredibly proud that we have shared 17 works by 8 different choreographers outside Australia in the last five years and that we have become one of the most sought after contemporary dance companies in the world.

See our touring dates here.

By making a tax-deductible donation to the Touring Fund, you will be:

  • Showcasing the best Australian contemporary dance to global audiences
  • Contributing to cultural exchange on our International Tour
  • Ensuring that audiences across all states and territories of Australia can enjoy contemporary dance in their home town
  • Supporting the health, wellbeing and creative development of young people through education activities delivered as part of our touring schedule
  • Educating the next generation of young dancers through regional and international master-classes

We welcome all our Partners to join us on tour, and regularly arrange Partner trips so you can share the experience of new audiences in new locations, around the globe with us.

For more information, please contact Lizzi Nicoll, Development Director on (02) 9258 4832 or email lizzin@sydneydancecompany.com 

DONATE NOW

Or call 02 9258 4829

All donations over $2 to Sydney Dance Company are tax-deductible. Donations can be made annually or in monthly instalments. Sydney Dance Company is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Young people are the future of dance. We have a vision for every young person in Australia to experience contemporary dance with Sydney Dance Company at least once in their life, either by participating in a workshop to build confidence and explore creativity, or by watching a special school performance and learning how dance is made.

We are committed to educating and inspiring future generations of dancers and audiences and we need your help to achieve this.

Our education program is entirely funded by project grants and philanthropic support. Make a donation to our Education Fund now and help us get the next generation moving!

Learn more about our education program, DancED, here.

By making a tax-deductible donation to the Education Fund, you will help:

  • Primary and secondary pupils across the country to experience a school matinee
  • Disadvantaged young people access free tickets to performances
  • Students enjoy active participation in a workshop
  • Regional students enjoy behind-the-scenes experiences
  • Talented tertiary students to train beside our professional dancers
  • Teachers develop their professional skills through the creation and provision of resource packs
DONATE NOW

Or call 02 9258 4829

All donations over $2 to Sydney Dance Company are tax-deductible. Donations can be made annually or in monthly instalments. Sydney Dance Company is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Leaving a gift to Sydney Dance Company is an enriching way of bequeathing a lasting legacy for future generations. There are many ways to make a bequest or leave a legacy and no matter what type of gift you make, please be assured that if you decide to support Sydney Dance Company, your gift will be used to secure the future of contemporary dance in Australia.

As we look to our 50th anniversary in 2019 and beyond, we invite bequestors to join us in enriching the cultural landscape of Australia and the world through bold, exciting, and unique dance.

In appreciation of your gift, we invite you to be a part of the family, in our Studios in the historic Walsh Bay precinct, at the theatre to join in rapturous applause, or on tour to the many locations we visit.

To discuss leaving a lasting gift, please contact Lizzi Nicoll, Development Director, on 02 9258 4832 or lizzin@sydneydancecompany.com