2020 Season Two

ab [intra]
19 — 29 August 2020


ab [intra] “has to be seen to be believed” (The Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★).

COVID-19 Update

In light of Federal Government direction, Sydney Dance Company regretfully has had to cancel the Sydney season of ab [intra]. We greatly value and appreciate your support during these uncertain times and thank you for your patience and understanding of this situation. We are currently investigating the possibility of re-mounting this exciting program later in the year.

As we are a not-for-profit, your support of our work is needed more than ever. If you have a ticket for this season you may wish to consider donating its value as a tax-deductible gift to help ensure that we can continue in our commitment to a vibrant dance culture across Australia. We can also facilitate an exchange, credit or refund.


19 — 22 August

Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay

29 August

Sydney Coliseum Theatre

Rafael Bonachela’s ab [intra], acclaimed as “contemporary dance at its most evocative and beautiful” (Time Out ★★★★) returns for a very special encore season direct from a sell-out European tour in 2019.

ab [intra], meaning ‘from within’ in Latin is “an exploration of our primal instincts, our impulses and our visceral responses”, says choreographer Rafael Bonachela. From tenderness to turmoil, ab [intra] is a journey of intense human existence that will command your attention.

The music fuses lush cello with ambient electronica and the exquisite dancers occupy a visually arresting ethereal world. This is a ferociously physical and heartfelt piece which will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

Don’t miss this electrifying journey showcasing Australia’s best contemporary dancers.

★★★★ “Bold… impressive athleticism and energy… has to be seen to be believed.”  The Sydney Morning Herald

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Dates & Prices

19 — 22 August

Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay, Sydney

28 August

Coliseum Theatre West HQ

Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay, Sydney
19 — 22 August

Sydney Coliseum Theatre West HQ
29 August

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Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay
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ChoreographerNick Wales*
LightingDavid Fleischer

*Original compositions for ab [intra] by Nick Wales
Additional Music from Klatbune by Peteris Vasks, with permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Schott Music Ltd of Mainz

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Featuring works

ab [intra]


Rafael Bonachela


70 mins

First performed


ab [intra],​ meaning ‘from within’ in Latin is ‘an exploration of our primal instincts, our impulses and our visceral responses’, says choreographer Rafael Bonachela. From tenderness to turmoil, ​ab [intra]​ is a journey of intense human existence that will command your attention.