2 One Another

10 — 12 April 2015


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

Duration: 65 mins no interval

Performance History

Movimentos Festival
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

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


“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