2 One Another

13 March 2012 — 18 May 2013


This multi award-winning work weaves a vivid, exultant and sensual study of human interaction – charting the myriad actions and reactions, gestures and relationships, connections and disconnections that make up a life.

2 One Another is set against a pulsing, pixelated backdrop and thrums with a driving, baroque-meets-electronica soundtrack, penned by the able hand of composer Nick Wales. Shot through with the exquisite poetry fragments of Samuel Webster, this is dance at its most engaging and multi-dimensional.

A startling, high-octane shot across the bows of contemporary dance, 2 One Another is an exuberant celebration of the power of movement.

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

Performance History

Sydney Theatre, NSW
13 – 31 March 2012

Let’s Dance (Australian Ballet 50th Anniversary Gala), Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
7 – 16 June 2012

Astra Awards, Sydney Theatre, NSW
21 June 2012

Merrigong Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
9 – 10 November 2012

Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
21 November – 1 December 2012

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
8 – 11 May 2013

Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
15 May 2013

Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
18 May 2013

Gran Teatro Nacional, Lima Peru
25 September 2013

Teatro Sanchez Aguilar, Guayaquill, Ecuador
28 September 2013

Teatro Mayor, Bogota Colombia
4 – 5 October 2013

Autioro del Estado, Guanajuato, Mexico
10 – 11 October 2013

Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine California, USA
16 October 2013

Mandeville Auditorium, San Diego, California USA
19 October 2013

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland Oregon, USA
23 October 2013

Stanislavsky Theatre, Moscow, Russia
27 – 28 October 2013

His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, WA
18-21 June 2014

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, WA
25 June 2014

Albany Entertainment Centre, WA
28 June 2014

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, WA
2 July 2014

Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA
5 July 2014

Cairns Civic Theatre, QLD
11 – 12 July 2014

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, QLD
16 July 2014 2014

Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton, QLD
19 July 2014

Townsville Civic Theatre, QLD
23 July 2014

The Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD
26 July 2014

Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW
31 July – 1 August 2014

Dubbo Regional Theatre Convention Centre, NSW
6 August 2014

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, NSW
8 August 2014

Orange Civic Theatre, NSW
9 August 2014

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
13 – 15 November 2014

Movimentos Festival, KraftWerk, Wolfsburg, Germany 
10 – 12 April 2015


Rafael Bonachela

Production & Costume Design, Creative Direction of Screen Content
Tony Assness

Lighting Design
Benjamin Cisterne

Original Music
Nick Wales

Samuel Webster

Original Cast 
Natalie Allen
Emily Amisano
Chris Aubrey
Juliette Barton
Lachlan Bell
Thomas Bradley
Chen Wen
Richard Cilli
Andrew Crawford
Janessa Dufty
Bernhard Knauer
Annabel Knight
Wayne Parsons
Jesse Scales
Todd Sutherland
Charmene Yap

Adam Iuston

Costume Design Consultant
Peter Simon Phillips

Costume Maker
Fiona Holley

Screen Content Designed and Produced by
Executive Producer: Alastair Stephen
Design Director: Finnegan Spencer
Producer: Simone Clow
Lead 3D Artist: Kanin Phemayothin

2 One Another Campaign Photography
Jez Smith


“Bonachela has harnessed the strength and skills of the dancers in a thrillingly fluent piece that maintains its vibrancy over its hour-long journey.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“Bonachela’s complex and ever-changing movement vocabulary, combined with Sydney Dance Company’s gorgeous ensemble, equals a winning formula… The non-stop choreography bursts with invention.” – Herald Sun

“The kind of musical, dynamically diverse and physically challenging work dancers long to perform… this show is not to be missed.” – The Age

2 One Another is a landmark and turning-point in the upwardly mobile career of this company and this director.” –

“Clean cut, sublime and fluid” – Concrete Playground

“A performance of astonishing stamina and physicality.” – Limelight Magazine

2 One Another is full of moments that seem superhuman, transcending the potential of mere mortals.”Australian Stage 

“…purely brilliant dance with a beautiful freshness and immediacy a pleasure to watch.” – Stage Whispers