Germany Tour

18 — 29 November 2015


Sydney Dance Company will top off its 2015 program with a series of international engagements, in conjunction with legendary Australian songstress Katie Noonan.

Sydney Dance Company will travel to Germany in November 2015 presenting at Fürth’s Stadtheater and the renowned Festpiele Ludwigshafen.

These engagements follow on from Sydney Dance Company and Australian Chamber Orchestra’s season of Illuminated at Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Theatre on November 13 and 14, marking a rare co-presentation by two major Australian performing arts companies in Asia.

The three part international tour will see Katie Noonan accompany the Sydney Dance Company dancers on a three-week expedition from November 11 to December 2, across two continents.

In Hong Kong, Katie will join the Sydney Dance Company dancers onstage, along with musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, led by Richard Tognetti.

Whilst in Ludwigshafen, Katie and the dancers will share the stage with players from the German State Philharmonic of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Dates and Times

Stadtheatre Fürth, Germany
Variation 10 and 2 One Another
18-22 November 2015

Festpiele Ludwigshafen, Germany
Theatre im Pfalzbau
New Breed
26 November 2015

Theatre im Pfalzbau, Festpiele Ludwigshafen, Germany
28-29 November 2015


2 One Another
Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Production & Costume Design, Creative Direction of Screen Content: Tony Assness
Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne
Original Music: Nick Wales
Text: Samuel Webster

Variation 10
Choreography: Rafael Bonachela
Music: Benjamin Britten
Costumes: Toni Maticevski
Stage and Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne

Choreography: Rafael Bonachela
Music: Benjamin Britten
Vocals: Katie Noonan
Musicians: German State Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate
Costumes: Toni Maticevski
Stage and Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne

Derived, New Breed  
Choreographer: Bernhard Knauer
Composer: Jürgen Knauer
Musicians: Friedwart Dittmann and Martin Knauer
Costume Designer: Alana Sargent
Costume Realisation: Fiona Holley
Lighting Design: Matthew Marshall

Conformed, New Breed
Choreographer: Kristina Chan
Composer: James Brown
Costume Design: Aleisa Jelbart
Lighting Design: Matthew Marshall

so much, doesn’t matter, New Breed
Choreographer: Fiona Jopp
Composers: Alicia Merz and Tobias Merz
Costume Designer: 
Alana Sargent
Costume Realisation: Fiona Holley
Lighting Design: Matthew Marshall

Reign, New Breed 
Choreographer: Daniel Riley
Composer: Nick Thayer
Costume Design: Aleisa Jelbart
Lighting Design: Matthew Marshall


“Bonachela has harnessed the strength and skills of the dancers in a thrillingly fluent piece that maintains its vibrancy over its hour-long journey.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“Bonachela’s complex and ever-changing movement vocabulary, combined with Sydney Dance Company’s gorgeous ensemble, equals a winning formula… The non-stop choreography bursts with invention.” – Herald Sun

“The kind of musical, dynamically diverse and physically challenging work dancers long to perform… this show is not to be missed.” – The Age

Les Illuminations is so hot it sizzles” – Daily Telegraph

“Bonachela’s choreography is brilliant and the dancers are extraordinary while Katie Noonan is simply spellbinding.” – Daily Telegraph

“Utterly beguiling … some of the finest, most inventive evenings of dance you are likely to see on the world stage.” – Limelight Magazine