New Breed 2023

Single Tickets now on sale!
6 — 16 December 2023

Four choreographers, four world premieres. This is the future of contemporary dance.

★★★★ “From sex and horror to romance and escapism: New Breed has it all” – Sydney Morning Herald (New Breed 2022)

NEW BREED Principal Partner
Co-Presented with

Info, Dates & Prices

6 December – 16 December


Principal Partner
The Balnaves Foundation

Subs Ticket Prices
$41.65 – $50.15

To be confirmed

In 2023 we are delighted to celebrate a decade of New Breed at Carriageworks!

Supporting the next generation of Australian artists and the future of contemporary dance is at the core of everything that we do.

With the unwavering support of The Balnaves Foundation, New Breed has seen 35 emerging dance artists present world premiere works on the Company since its inception in 2014.

Don’t miss the chance to see four dynamic, vibrant and thrilling works grace the stage in December.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2023 New Breed choreographers later in the year!

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For the first time ever, you can add New Breed to a 3-Season or 2-Season Subscription!

Performance Dates

Wednesday 6 December – 7.30pm – Opening Night
Thursday 7 December – 7.30pm
Friday 8 December – 7.30pm
Saturday 9 December – 2pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 13 December – 7.30pm
Thursday 14 December – 7.30pm
Friday 15 December – 7.30pm
Saturday 16 December – 2pm & 7.30pm

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Under 30s$41.65

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*Concession tickets are only valid for Australian Pensioners, Senior Card holders and Full-Time Students.

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Audience & Media


★★★★ “From sex and horror to romance and escapism: New Breed has it all” – Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★ “exhilarating contemporary dance” – Sydney Arts Guide

“I felt like I was watching the future of dance, nothing like I’d ever seen before” – Audience member


“Choreography and storytelling are finely balanced to make an effective and moving work.” – Sydney Morning Herald (Given Unto Thee by Jasmin Sheppard)

“The moves are interesting, athletic and often original, enhanced by the amusing contrast of operatic arias to accompany them, no doubt another nudge at stereotypes.” – Sydney Morning Herald (Stereotipo Jacopo Grabar)


“SDC’s dancers have re-emerged as technically stunning and emotionally compelling as ever, and this year’s New Breed presents fresh work from an importantly diverse range of Australian voices and backgrounds.” – Bachtrack

“Tackling vastly different subject matters, the works are immersive, full of risk and thoroughly enjoyable.” – Fjord Review


★★★★ “Well worth seeing… Extraordinary… powerful… memorable – The Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★ “Full of a wonderful sense of adventure, but also with the choreographic and theatrical nous to pull off an eclectic and consistently satisfying night of dance.” – Timeout

★★★★ “The programs ends on a buzzing high; the world is on fire, but we still make art, and maybe that makes the art even more urgent, even more beautiful.” – Time Out

‘What a great night of dance: all of it brand spanking new, performed by some of the best movers on the planet and offered at $35 a ticket.’ – The Australian

★★★★ “Elastic dynamic dancing… a thrilling dance work flush with wit and invention” – Daily Review

As the staging tips us to the edge of a precipice we are treated to some riveting moments of almost magically achieved movement. It is extraordinarily emotional.” – Artshub


“New Breed by @sydneydanceco at @Carriageworks is maybe it’s best year yet. Amazing works, especially Melanie Lane’s WOOF which is about as good as contemporary dance gets” – Subscriber

“Last night caught @sydneydanceco New Breed show @carriageworks in Redfern powerful challenging stuff. Highly recommended.” – Subscriber

Chair's Evening

New Breed Chair’s Evening

Make a night of it at our very special Chair’s Evening during New Breed, with an intimate Pre-show Reception hosted by Sydney Dance Company Board Chair and insight into the work from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with Sydney Dance Company’s family of supporters and friends, while celebrating the season over drinks and canapés.

Wednesday 13 December 2023
6:30pm: Pre-show Reception at Carriageworks
7:30pm: Performance at Carr

Chair’s Single Ticket 

Chair’s Evening Subscription 
Starting from $210

Ticket price includes the drinks and canapés Reception and your Premium seat in the theatre.