PPY20 Revealed

7 — 8 December 2020

“Seeing this group of accomplished dancers as they step out into the world is incredibly reassuring: the art form will surely flourish.” – The Sydney Morning Herald


7 – 8 December

Carriageworks, Sydney

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year dancers of 2020 present PPY20 Revealed.

PPY20 Revealed features an excerpt from Rafael Bonachela’s “physically robust and emotionally delicate” 6 Breaths (The Sydney Morning Herald). The evening will also include newly commissioned works by guest choreographers Omer Backley-Astrachan, Holly Doyle and Jessica Goodfellow.

The Pre-Professional Year program is a full-time dance intensive, offered by Sydney Dance Company that provides aspiring professional dancers a unique training experience in a professional environment. The 26 dancers who make up the Pre-Professional Year ensemble join us from regional and metropolitan Australia and New Zealand.

Sydney Dance Company gratefully acknowledges Hermès Australia for its support as the PPY20 Revealed Production Partner.

This year Sydney Dance Company welcomes a collaboration with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Composing Women Program, and the participation of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship.

★★★★ “Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year program has achieved something rare in contemporary dance: an evening of large-scale works.” The Sydney Morning Herald (PPY19 Revealed)

“Glorious dancing… this year’s ensemble was splendid.” ArtsHub (PPY18 Revealed)

Follow @SydneyDanceCo and #SDCPPY20 on Facebook and Instagram.



Times & Prices

7 – 8 December

Carriageworks, Sydney


Your comfort and safety are of utmost importance to us and we want to ensure that seeing PPY20 Revealed is an amazing experience for you.

You will find the answers to some of your questions about attending the performance below. We will be issuing further guidelines and instructions regarding visiting Carriageworks for PPY20 Revealed and will keep you informed of any changes to regulations and procedures as they unfold.

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

If you’re feeling unwell, please stay at home. Please don’t come to the theatre if: • You feel unwell • You have experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days • You are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test • You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, or is suspected of having it • Have returned from overseas or a hotspot area in the past 14 days

Yes, please bring your own mask. We strongly recommend wearing a mask at all times when attending PPY20 Revealed at Carriageworks.

All visitors are required by law to provide contact information for contact tracing. Carriageworks provides QR codes at entry so you can register with your phone. Please speak to a friendly Carriageworks staff member if you need assistance.

For your safety, the cloakroom will be closed and large bags and equipment will not be permitted into the theatre. You may be denied entry if you are carrying a bag or item larger than A4.

Yes, please always practice physical distancing by maintaining a 1.5 metre distance from other people. For your safety, please avoid congregating in public areas, queue wherever indicated, and always follow instructions from Carriageworks staff.

Under NSW Government regulations you cannot stand while consuming alcohol. If the cafe is open during your visit, please take a seat in the public space after purchasing a drink or snack. Please note it is prohibited for the venue to provide water stations or disposable cups. Please bring a credit or debit card for any onsite purchases, as Carriageworks accept cashless payments only.

Our seating has been arranged to best comply with physical distancing requirements. This means that seating will be limited. Seats will be allocated and emailed to you prior to the performance. You can print this out, or have it handy on your phone, and an usher will direct you to your seat.

Carriageworks has implemented enhanced daily cleaning procedures across the precinct. This includes regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day. Please be mindful of high traffic areas and keep touching to a minimum.

For your safety, please maintain good hand hygiene while at the venue and use the hand sanitiser provided at entry and throughout the site. Coughing or sneezing into your elbow or a tissue is encouraged.

If you are unable to attend the performance due to illness, contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, or confirmed hotspot, ticket exchange options are available. Tickets may be refunded, exchanged for a credit voucher, or the value of the ticket can be donated to Sydney Dance Company as a tax-deductible donation. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, we have temporarily removed fees for ticket exchanges.


6 Breaths

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Composer: Ezio Bosso
Concept: Rafael Bonachela & Ezio Bosso
Video Artist: Josh Goot
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Cisterne

Human Drama

Choreographer: Jessica Goodfellow
Music: Human Drama – All Love’s Legal
Costume Designer: Annie Robinson
Lighting Designer: Alexander Berlage


Choreographer: Omer Backley-Astrachan
Composer: Jane Sheldon (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Composing Women 2020)
Costume Designer: Annie Robinson
Lighting Designer: Alexander Berlage


Choreographer: Holly Doyle
Composer: May Lyon (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Composing Women 2020)
Costume Designer: Holly Doyle and Annie Robinson
Costume Realisation: Annie Robinson
Lighting Designer: Alexander Berlage