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28 October — 5 November 2022

thrilling, visceral… intensely theatrical ” Limelight  on Ocho

Tracing an arc of emotions that moves from a dark turbulent interrogation of recent times through to a burgeoning buoyant optimism, Resound is a program of three unique dance works that will engage your heart and soul.

Presenting Partner

Info, Dates & Prices

28 October – 5 November 2022

Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay

120 mins including interval

“Sexy, athletic choreography…” TimeOut Sydney

Rafael Bonachela’s acclaimed work Ocho makes a welcome return to the stage as the first part of the evening. Featuring a driving score by Nick Wales, with the haunting vocals of Aboriginal artist Rrawun Maymuru and powerful set design by David Fleischer, Ocho won rave reviews from audiences and critics alike when it premiered in 2017. Set in a glass room, eight dancers search for salvation and connection, finding a salve for the troubles of the world.

The second half of the program delivers two world premieres. Featuring the evocative score Cicadidae by Australian composer Kate Moore recorded by the Australian String QuartetSummer by Rafael Bonachela captures the lightness of a world turning over a new leaf.  The aural backdrop is the quintessential sound of summer and with costumes by the unmistakable masters of colour, Romance was Born and Stephanie Lake is always a treat and Sydney Dance Company is thrilled to commission this important Australian dance artist to create a world premiere for the third piece in the Resound program.

Lake’s new creation, The Universe is Here, fuses movement and music, bringing blistering light to the stage and a fizzing glimpse of a haunted dreamscape. Poetic, fresh and forceful, her new work will feature incredible collaborators including costume design by Harriet Oxley and music composed by Robin Fox with live music performed by Harpist, Emily Granger. This is intricate and dynamic dance that hits you in the solar plexus.

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Performance Dates

Fri 28 October, 7.30pm Opening Night
Sat 29 October, 2.00pm
Sat 29 October, 7.30pm

Tues 1 November, 6.30pm
Wed 2 November, 6.30pm
Thur 3 November, 7.30pm
Fri 4 November, 7.30pm
Sat 5 November, 2.00pm
Sat 5 November, 7.30pm

Ticket Prices
Friday & Saturday
TypePremium / A ResB Res / C Res
Adult$110 / $97$72 / $57
Concession$110 / $87$62 / $50
Groups (8 or more)$110 / $87.30$64.80 / $51.30
Tuesday - Thursday evenings / Saturday matinee
TypePremium / A ResB Res / C Res
Adult$100 / $89$65 / $52
Concession$100 / $79$55 / $50
Under 30$100 / $69$45 / $45
Under 18$100 / $35$35 / $35
Groups (8 or more)$100 / $80.10$58.50 / $46.80

You might even like to join us for our exclusive Chair’s Evenings during our Sydney seasons, with pre-show Reception hosted by Chair Brett Clegg and an introduction to the work you’re about to see from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.

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Visitor Safety

We are thrilled to welcome you back into the theatre in 2022. Your comfort and safety are of utmost importance to us and we want to ensure that when you see us perform at the Roslyn Packer Theatre it will be a safe experience.

Roslyn Packer Theatre is COVID Safe.

Roslyn Packer Theatre has implemented extensive safety and hygiene measures which are regularly updated based on the latest government advice. This is an ever-evolving situation and their COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change. Please check their Visitor Safety Information page prior to your visit.


If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02 9221 4811.


Please follow the COVID-Safe plan when you visit.

Wear a face mask. It is mandatory for all audience members 12+ to wear a fitted face mask at all times during the performance. It is also highly recommended that any audience members 11 years of age or younger wear a mask at all times. We ask that you also wear masks in our venue foyers and walkways unless eating or drinking. Please bring a fitted face mask with you.

Theatre capacity is at 100% in line with NSW Government guidelines. Please note you will be seated alongside other ticket holders.

Please don’t visit if you feel unwell, have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have returned from overseas or a hotspot area. Err on the side of caution and contact us to arrange an alternative attendance date.

Practice good hand hygiene by cleaning your hands thoroughly with soap and water in the bathrooms and using the hand sanitising stations throughout the venue.

Download your eTicket and have it ready on your mobile phone for scanning as you enter the theatre.

Practice social distancing while in the venue. Queue where indicated and follow staff instructions.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Roslyn Packer Theatre and greatly appreciate your support and cooperation.


“★★★★ As ever with the Sydney Dance Company under the artistic direction of Rafael Bonachela, the dancers are superb. The skill they bring to the shaping of their bodies is equalled by the speed with which they ring the changes from one phrase to the next.” Sydney Morning Herald

“A three-course carte du jour.” Sydney Arts Guide

“… a beautiful and original show, I’m truly blown away with all the dancers and their individuality just oozing out…” Audience Member

“Sydney Dance Company’s Resound is a challenging, thought-provoking triple bill that showcases the superlative dancing of the Sydney Dance Company dancers…” Dance Informa


“★★★★ Bonachela has done Sydney Dance Company proud with this thrilling, visceral piece, exploiting every inch of his precise, virtuosic dancers. I can’t think of a better introduction to his abstract yet dramatically conceived world than Ocho, an intensely theatrical work that cries out to be seen by dance lovers and anyone interested in the way movement can tell stories in modern society.” Limelight

“★★★★ It was physical, aggressive, but exhilarating…” The Music

“Sexy, athletic choreography…” Time Out Sydney


★★★★ “Spirit-lifting… it’s a corker.”  Limelight

“…a kaleidoscope of colour, warmth and closeness, intoxicatingly shared.”  Limelight

The Universe is Here

★★★★ “… a magical ending that speaks of a measure of harmony and faith in humanity. The harp’s reputation as a serious instrument of beauty is restored as Scales and Luke Hayward revisit movement from earlier solos. Anguish is soothed by the music and hands connect. No matter how fragile, before they were alone and now they are together.”  Limelight

“A golden offering of synergic precision, choreographic ingenuity, and verve.”  Sydney Arts Guide

[The Universe is Here] “manifests Lake’s interwoven motifs of enigmas and differences, artistry and melancholy.” Dance Informa

Chair's Evenings

Join us for exclusive pre-show Receptions hosted by Chair Brett Clegg during our Sydney seasons, with an introduction to the work you are about to see from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela. Ticket price includes pre-show Reception and your Premium seat in the theatre.


Chair’s Evenings

Thursday 3 November
6pm-7pm: Pre-show Reception at Sydney Dance Company Wharf Studios
7:30pm: Performance at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay


New Breed
Wednesday 7 December
6:30pm: Pre-show Reception at Carriageworks
7:30pm: Performance at Carriageworks

2-Performance Subscription Package

Enjoy a premium experience for Resound and New Breed with a 2-performance Chair’s Evenings Subscription package

2 performance Subscription Package
Premium $205

Getting Here

How to get there

Transport to the Wharf Studios
Public transport is the best way to get to the Wharf. Circular Quay railway station, bus and ferry terminus is the closest public transport hub. The Wharf is a brisk 15 minute walk from Circular Quay.

Bus services
For details please click here or telephone 131 500. 324 and 325 buses run from the CBD to Dawes Point, with stops just outside the Studios.

Parking at The Wharf
While on-street metered parking is available in Walsh Bay, we recommend parking at the following parking station located along Hickson Road:
● Bond One, 26 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
● Wilson Parking, Barangaroo
● Barangaroo Reserve, 5 Towns Place, Barangaroo

Featuring works



Rafael Bonachela


40 mins

First performed


Explosive and powerful, Ocho, is "sexy, athletic choreography…" (Time Out Sydney), showcasing the dancers' virtuosity. Fusing a brutalist industrial dreamscape with a surging electronic score by Nick Wales that features haunting vocals by Aboriginal singer ​Rrawun Maymuru​ of the Mangalili clan, ​Ocho explores​ the infinite connections that exist between us all.