2022 International Tour – ab [intra]

ab [intra]
16 March — 9 April 2022

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

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Tour Dates & Locations

16 March – 9 April 2022


70 minutes


★★★★ This is contemporary dance at its most evocative and beautiful…moments of sheer wonderment and unexpected emotional catharsis.” Time Out


In 2022 the Company will be touring Rafael Bonachela’s critically acclaimed ab [intra] to the stages of France!


ab [intra], ‘from within’ in Latin, is ‘dazzling, electrifying, heartfelt’ – Limelight.


Exploring our primal instincts, our impulses and our visceral responses, ab [intra] is a journey through the intensity of 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 emotional piece which will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.


Choreography: Rafael Bonachela
Music: Original score by Nick Wales featuring Klātbūtne by Pēteris Vasks
Lighting design: Damien Cooper
Set and Costume design: David Fleischer


2022 Tour Dates and Locations
16 - 19 MarchMaison de la DanseLyon, France
23 March - 1 AprilThéâtre National de ChaillotParis, France
7 AprilLe Théâtre Olympia d'ArcachonArcachon, France
9 AprilThéâtre de GascogneMont de Marsan, France

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Audience & Media



★★★★“… the bodies vibrate like so many sensitive chords in this choreography full of energy, sensations and expressive virtuosity.” – Theatre Online (France)


“Breathtaking ensembles, oscillating between perfect synchronization and an explosion of primary instincts, punctuate this delicious whirlwind with perfectly mastered play of lights, in which it is impossible not to be caught up in.” – Arts in the City (France)


“…the spectacle of these very high-level dancers… is breathtakingly poetic and beautiful. The figures are sometimes acrobatic, the breaths are short and the skin sparkles with sweat, but what happens on stage is nevertheless, for a little over an hour, of an almost incomprehensible fluidity and softness. And the public, fascinated, applauds standing. Run there!” – Le Point (France)


“… the company has returned to France with this incandescent piece that takes contemporary dance to its very highest level.” – Unité et Diversité France


“Feelings unfold in great sweetness in this performance which seems both an ode to nature and to the best of mankind… this remarkable work by the Australian company, served by magnificent performers… reaffirms its universal dimension. The life-giving energy of beauty.” – La Croix (France)