★★★★ “an inventive and adventurous ride…original and evocative” – TimeOut (Forever & Ever)
Tickets from $45 – $100
Info, Dates & Prices
Date 29 August – 2 September
Location ACM Playhouse, Melbourne
Prices $45 – $100
Ascent co-commissioned by the Canberra Theatre Centre is an inspired triple bill featuring the reprise of Antony Hamilton’s Helpmann Award-winning Forever & Ever, and world premieres by renowned international choreographers Marina Mascarell and Rafael Bonachela.
Brimming with physicality, Ascent tempers contemporary classical with futuristic experimentation. Full of electric movement and emotional force, Ascent is an arresting portrait of contemporary dance and its potential to move, excite and activate audiences.
Brought to life by Sydney Dance Company’s superb ensemble, this triple bill is complete with inventive installations and magnetic musical scores.
Tuesday 29 August, 7.30pm
Wednesday 30 August, 2.00pm (School Matinee)
Wednesday 30 August, 7.30pm
Friday 1 September, 7.30pm
Saturday 2 September, 2.00pm
Saturday 2 September, 7.30pm
|Type||Premium / A Res||B Res|
|Adult||$100 / $89.00||$65|
|Concession||$100 / $79||$55|
|Under 30s||$100 / $69||$45|
|Groups (8 or more) 10% off Adult||$90 / $80.10||$45|
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*Concession tickets are only valid for Australian Pensioners, Senior Card holders and Full-Time Students.
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The matinee performance on Wednesday 30 August will include a post-show panel discussion and Q&A with Company dancers, creatives and arts professionals giving an insight into the creative process of bringing the performance to life.
|Secondary (Grade 7 - 12)||Tickets - $30||Wed 30 Aug, 2.00pm|
If you have any questions, please contact Sydney Dance Company at [email protected].
Forever & Ever returns and “lays siege to the senses with a mighty display of shock and awe.” (The Australian). Set to a sonically stimulating score by ‘The Presets’ Julian Hamilton, Forever & Ever fuses together a killer mix of dance, techno, high fashion and vivid lighting to hypnotic effect. Exploring ideas of order, chaos, popular culture and human behaviour, this boundary-pushing work is a bold and thrilling theatrical experience.
Choreographer: Antony Hamilton
Composer: Julian Hamilton
Costume Design: Paula Levis
Stay tuned to hear about international choreographer Marina Mascasrell and Rafael Bonachela’s world premiere works for Ascent.
“Forever & Ever lays siege to the senses with a mighty display of shock and awe. It’s immediate, visceral stuff, as Wednesday’s opening night reception proved. The roars of approval went on and on.” – The Australian
“★★★★★ mind-warping…The collision of beats, movement, fashion and even f**king lasers feels like a rave at an avant-garde London Fashion Week show with models swapped out for vogueing cyborgs.” – Pedestrian TV
“★★★★ A premiere of something completely different” – Sydney Morning Herald
“★★★★ It’s an inventive and adventurous ride…original and evocative.” – TimeOut
“★★★★ A thrilling theatrical experience.” – Daily Review
“This program was remarkable for showing us the breadth of what contemporary dance can accomplish… stunningly danced.” –Michelle Potter
“Curious, engaging, forceful.” – Sydney Arts Guide
“…wonderfully impactful… a mesmerising vision…” – The Plus Ones
“★★★★ 1/2″ – The Age
“Mind officially blown. If you get a chance go and see Forever & Ever a new work by @sydneydanceco with incredible score by Julian Hamilton from @ThePresets. F**king amazing and it’s only on for a bit. Do it!!!! So worth it. I can’t stop thinking about it.” – Paul Mac (Musician)
“Antony Hamilton’s Forever & Ever was like a Moebius comic crossed with Joy Division’s “Atmosphere” video with a slamming techno score by Julian Hamilton, creating a whole world to get lost in.” – Ben Marshall (Head of Contemporary Music at Sydney Opera House)
“Forever & Ever was a brutal, pagan, mechanistic death rave and I LOVED IT; the collective heartbeat of the theatre roared with dread and pleasure. Terrifying choreo from @antonyhamilton ; terrifying score by @jlnhmltn ; killer campaign by @zmorellini” – @nine_things (Audience Member)
“Extraordinary night…Music, costumes, choreography, dancers… and them lasers! Wow!” – Jacqui Bonner (Audience Member)
“Absolutely amazing. The dancers are phenomenal.” – Sheree Zellner (Audience Member)
“Magic makers creating new worlds.” – Stereogamous
“Poetry in motion” – Audience Member
Forever & Ever