13 — 14 November 2015


Les Illuminations, Variation 10 and Project Rameau

Across a trio of breathtaking dance pieces, Illuminated offers a radiant marriage of movement, music and live vocals from legendary songstress Katie Noonan. Born from the passionate choreography of Rafael Bonachela, Illuminated brings together three captivating visions of dance.

Bonachela’s Variation 10 joins his Les Illuminations – a deeply romantic tribute to the shimmering compositions of Benjamin Britten.

Rafael Bonachela and Richard Tognetti’s stunning collaboration Project Rameau brings Jean-Philippe Rameau’s dazzling Baroque ballet and opera music roaring into the 21st century. Fusing vibrant Baroque music with beautiful contemporary dance, Project Rameau’s premiere season played to packed theatres and critical acclaim.

Featuring the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Dance Company, legendary songstress Katie Noonan and costume design from Helpmann Award–winner Toni Maticevski, Illuminated promises a stunning evening of dance and live music.

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Dates and Times

Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Hong Kong
13 – 14 November 2015


Variation 10

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Composer: Benjamin Britten, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Leader: Richard Tognetti
Costume Designer: Toni Maticevski
Set and Lighting Designer: Benjamin Cisterne

Les Illuminations

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Composer: Benjamin Britten, Les Illuminations
Soprano: Katie Noonan
Leader: Richard Tognetti
Costume Designer: Toni Maticevski
Set and Lighting Designer: Benjamin Cisterne

Project Rameau

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Composers: Jean-Philippe Rameau, Vivaldi, JS Bach (selections)
Leader: Richard Tognetti
Set and Lighting Designer: Benjamin Cisterne
Costume Designers: Rafael Bonachela and Fiona Holley


Les Illuminations is so hot it sizzles” – Daily Telegraph

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

“Energy pours off the stage… a flawless performance.” – Sydney Morning Herald

“This performance is at the French-Champagne-and-Beluga-Caviar end of the entertainment menu – something everyone should experience at least once in their lives.”– Stage Whispers

“If marriages are made in heaven, then the union of Sydney Dance Company and the Australian Chamber Orchestra for Project Rameau has proved a divine one.” – Daily Telegraph

“If only we could get these two intrepid ensembles together for an annual collaboration.” – Limelight Magazine