ab [intra]

Must close Sat 11 June!
2 — 11 June 2022

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

A welcome return to the stage for this journey through the intensity of human existence that will command your attention

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Presenting Partner

Info, Dates & Prices


2 – 11 June 2022

Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay

75 minutes

Presenting Partner

ab [intra]

“contemporary dance at its most evocative and beautiful” (Time Out ★★★★)

Rafael Bonachela’s ab [intra] is coming to Sydney fresh from the international stages of France – including a sold-out season in Paris!

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



We are delighted to welcome our Major Partner, LG SIGNATURE as Presenting Partner of ab [intra].

Social Media Competition

LG SIGNATURE are giving ab [intra] ticket holders the chance to win over $9,400 in prizes – including an LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar!

Learn more about how to enter here.

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Thur 2 June, 7.30pm Opening Night
Fri 3 June, 7.30pm
Sat 4 June, 7.30pm
Wed 8 June, 6.30pm
Thur 9 June, 7.30pm
Fri 10 June, 7.30pm
Sat 11 June, 2.00pm
Sat 11 June, 7.30pm

Friday and Saturday
TypePremium / A ResB Res / C Res
Adult $100 / $89 $65 / $52
Concession$100 / $79$55 / $50
Groups (8 or more)Under 30 $100 / $80.10$58.50 / $46.80
Weekdays and Matinees
TypePremium / A ResB Res / C Res
Adult$95 / $85$62 / $50
Concession$95 / $75$52 / $50
Under 30$95 / $65$45 / $45
Under 18$95 / $35$35 / $35
Groups (8 or more)$95 / $76.50$55.80 / $45
Chair's Evening Subscription

You might even like to join us for our exclusive Chair’s Evenings during our Sydney seasons, with pre-show Reception hosted by Chair Brett Clegg and an introduction to the work you are about to see from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.

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Buy a Performance Voucher here.


Authorised ticket sellers

The only authorised ticket seller for Annual Subscriptions is Sydney Dance Company.
The only authorised ticket sellers for Single Tickets are Sydney Dance Company, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Ticketmaster and Today Tix. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. Please note, only authorised ticket seller purchases should be considered valid. In accordance with Terms and Conditions, Sydney Dance Company reserves the right to cancel tickets purchased from a Third Party Website (reseller). The new ticket holder may be refused admission to the event. For more information on purchasing tickets safely and securely, read Live Performance Australia’s Safe Tix Guide here.

Chair's Evenings

Join us for exclusive pre-show Receptions hosted by Chair Brett Clegg during our Sydney seasons, with an introduction to the work you are about to see from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.

Ticket price includes pre-show Reception and your Premium seat in the theatre.

ab [intra]
Thursday 9 June
6pm-7pm: Pre-show Reception at Sydney Dance Company Wharf Studios
7:30pm: Performance at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay

New Breed
Wednesday 7 December
6:30pm: Pre-show Reception at Carriageworks
7:30pm: Performance at Carriageworks

Enjoy the best dance in Sydney in 2022 with a 2 or 3 performance Chair’s Evening Subscription package.

Subscription Packages
3 performance subscription packagePremium $330Subscribe
2 performance subscription packagePremium $250Subscribe

ab [intra] Chair’s Evening single tickets are also available for $140, please book here.

For more information or to book over the phone, please call Anya Platoskina, Philanthropy Coordinator, on +61 2 9258 4882.

LG SIGNATURE Social Media Competition

Brought to you by our Presenting Partner LG SIGNATUREab [intra] ticket holders can enter our Social Media Competition for the chance to win over $9,400 in prizes – including an LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar!

CLOSES: Friday 17 June, 11.59pm.

Terms and conditions apply.

How to enter

1. Buy a ticket to ab [intra]

2. On the night of your performance, take a photo at our ab [intra] Media Wall

3. Post the photo on your Instagram, making sure to tag @sydneydanceco and @lg_signature

4. In your caption tell us why you’re excited to see ab [intra] or what you thought of the performance!

5. Ensure your account is on public so we can see your post

6. The 3 posts with the most creative photo and caption will win!


First Prize – LG SIGNATURE 65 Bottle Wine Cellar, with InstaView® (SG-W65TSL)ab [intra] print signed by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, and A or B Reserve Double Pass Tickets to Sydney Dance Company’s upcoming performance season Resound

Second Prize – ab [intra] print signed by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, A or B Reserve Double Pass Tickets to Sydney Dance Company’s upcoming performance season Resound

Third Prize – ab [intra] print signed by choreographer Rafael Bonachela, Sydney Dance Company T-Shirt

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Audience & Media


★★★★★ “As the curtain fell on ab [intra]’s opening performance… the audience greeted [it] with a prolonged and noisy standing ovation……lush, complex and equally virtuosic…everywhere you look in this piece there is something and someone intriguing.” – Limelight

★★★★½ “The return of the Sydney Dance Company classic is a must-see. It is the most interesting piece [Rafael Bonachela] has choreographed for the company… their technical quality is excellent… complex… intriguing… absorbing.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“dazzling, virtuosic and unforgettable… mesmerising choreography” – – Australian Stage Online

★★★★“… 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)

“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)


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

“Sydney Dance Company delivers intensity to startle and delight”  The Australian

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

★★★★½ “A dazzling, electrifying, heartfelt work. Highly recommended.” – Limelight

“Bonachela says in the program that he wanted ab [intra] ‘to capture the energy and drive I feel each time I walk into the studio’. He and his Company have succeeded brilliantly.” – The Daily Telegraph

“You were amazing. And the male/female energy created through the choreography and the performers had real integrity, I felt human emotion, passion and potential was honoured in what I saw and experienced. Thank you all!” – Subscriber

ab [intra] is breath-taking. Human sculpture, using the very best materials available. And the music is an equal partner in the experience.” – Subscriber


ab [intra] the story from within

Vivid Sydney is on during our ab [intra] season from 2 – 11 June. Access to Roslyn Packer Theatre may be impacted. Read on for more information.

Please ensure you take public transport wherever possible, check service schedules before departing, and allow additional travel time.

Further information

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Buses, Trains, and Ferry Services:

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Public Transport


From 5pm – 1am, bus services 324 and 325 will drop off and pick up from Hickson Road Towns Place (right near the Roslyn Packer Theatre).


Services will not drop off passengers at Circular Quay from 6pm-11pm on Saturdays.

We recommend catching the train to Wynyard station, which is only a 15-minute brisk walk to Roslyn Packer Theatre. Or you can catch the 324 or 325 bus from Wynyard station.


Please pre-book any car parking ahead of time if you plan on driving.

Note there will be no street parking or access to parking stations available on Hickson Road from 3pm – midnight during Vivid Sydney. Any vehicles parked on the street during this time will be towed.

Public Transport


It can also be reached by the 324 and 325 bus services, which stop outside Roslyn Packer Theatre.


Roslyn Packer Theatre is a brisk 15 minute walk from both Circular Quay and Wynyard stations.


Please pre-book any car parking ahead of time if you plan on driving.

There will be no street parking or access to parking stations available on Hickson Road from 3pm – midnight during Vivid Sydney. Any vehicles parked on the street during this time will be towed.

Visitor Safety

We are thrilled to welcome you back into the theatre in 2022. Your comfort and safety are of utmost importance to us and we want to ensure that when you see us perform at the Roslyn Packer Theatre it will be a safe experience.

Roslyn Packer Theatre is COVID Safe.

Roslyn Packer Theatre has implemented extensive safety and hygiene measures which are regularly updated based on the latest government advice. This is an ever-evolving situation and their COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change. Please check their Visitor Safety Information page prior to your visit.


If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02 9221 4811.


Please follow the COVID-Safe plan when you visit.

Wear a face mask. It is mandatory for all audience members 12+ to wear a fitted face mask at all times during the performance. It is also highly recommended that any audience members 11 years of age or younger wear a mask at all times. We ask that you also wear masks in our venue foyers and walkways unless eating or drinking. Please bring a fitted face mask with you.

Theatre capacity is at 100% in line with NSW Government guidelines. Please note you will be seated alongside other ticket holders.

Please don’t visit if you feel unwell, have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have returned from overseas or a hotspot area. Err on the side of caution and contact us to arrange an alternative attendance date.

Practice good hand hygiene by cleaning your hands thoroughly with soap and water in the bathrooms and using the hand sanitising stations throughout the venue.

Download your eTicket and have it ready on your mobile phone for scanning as you enter the theatre.

Practice social distancing while in the venue. Queue where indicated and follow staff instructions.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Roslyn Packer Theatre and greatly appreciate your support and cooperation.

Chloe Leong
Chloe Young
Coco Wood
Dean Elliott
Emily Seymour
Jacopo Grabar
Jesse Scales
Kai Taberner
Liam Green
Luke Hayward
Choreographer, New Breed 2022
Mia Thompson
Morgan Hurrell
Sophie Jones
Tamara Bouman