2018 Taiwan Tour

3 — 4 November 2018


Sydney Dance Company returned to Taiwan in November 2018 to perform a dynamic double bill of Rafael Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris and Cheng Tsung-lung’s Full Moon.

Rafael Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris explores light and darkness with fiercely physical movement and deep, electronic beats by composer Nick Wales.

Full Moon by Cheng Tsung-lung, the Artistic Director of Taiwan’s phenomenal Cloud Gate 2, completed the double bill. This striking piece harnesses the power of the moon and the mythology and poetry of humankind to thrill the audience.

The prestigious National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) is the first national theatre located in southern Taiwan.

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Performance History


National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)
3 & 4 Nov 2018



Lux Tenebris

Choreography: Rafael Bonachela
Nick Wales
Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne

Full Moon

Choreographer: Cheng Tsung-lung
Composer: Lim Giong
Lighting: Damien Cooper
Costumes: Fan Huaichih


Lux Tenebris

“★★★★ Utterly mesmerising” – The Guardian

★★★★★ The dancing is astonishing!” – ArtsHub

“★★★★½ A winning combination that, on the one hand provokes and entertains, and on the other confronts and moves its audience in a dazzling evening of dance.” – Limelight Magazine

Full Moon

“In Cheng Tsung-lung’s luminous Full Moon there is a profound sense of eternal motion, and not only because Cheng’s piece has thrilling eruptions of speed and full-bodied swirls. There is vivid life even in moments of what appears to be complete stillness.” – The Australian

“It’s a splendid feast for eyes and ears with Fan Huai-chih’s gorgeously flowing costumes, Lim Giong’s gleaming commissioned score and Cooper’s magical lighting.” – The Australian

“World class and deserves a place in permanent repertoire . . . an experience as enjoyable and enigmatic as the full moon.” – Daily Telegraph