International Tour

24 Feb - 12 Mar

Sydney Dance Company presents a powerful triple bill from three remarkable choreographic talents, Rafael Bonachela, Jacopo Godani and Gabrielle Nankivell. Each has carved their own unique style, pushing at the possibilities of movement with acclaimed, innovative pieces. Now, for the first time, these three incredible pieces will share the one stage.

Rafael Bonachela’s emotionally charged and award-winning Frame of Mind features a dramatic contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce Dessner (from American hit rock band The National), recorded by internationally renowned Kronos Quartet. 

Italian choreographer Jacopo Godani’s critically acclaimed Raw Models is a sinuous, sexy testament to the infinite malleability of the human body.

While Gabrielle Nankivell’s Wildebeest is a high-energy tour de force of the dancers’ physicality.

Don’t miss this gripping evening of dance in its limited season.

‘robust and energetic with a physical vocabulary that often defies the conventional wisdom of body structure and movement . . . a marvel to behold’ – The Times Weekly

‘You can’t say Sydney Dance Company doesn’t put it all on the line . . . dizzying in their speed and acrobatic extension, they seem able to do anything’ – Boston Globe

‘Sydney Dance Company is not merely good, it’s great . . . the model of what a contemporary dance ensemble should be’ – Bachtrack 

Sydney Dance Company’s tour to New York and the East-Coast of the United States of America is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grant Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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24 February
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA

28 February
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA

4 – 5 March
Celebrity Series of Boston
Boston, MA

7 – 12 March
The Joyce Theater
New York, NY

 

Wildebeest
Choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell
Costume Design Fiona Holley
Lighting Design Benjamin Cisterne
Composition and Sound Design Luke Smiles / motion laboratories
Dancers The Company

Duration: 25 Minutes

Raw Models
Choreographer Jacopo Godani
Original Commissioned Score: 48 Nord, Ulrich Mueller & Siegfried Roessert
Costumes and Lighting Design Jacopo Godani
Dancers The Company

Duration: 26 Minutes

Frame of Mind
Choreographer Rafael Bonachela
Designer Ralph Myers
Costume Design Realisation Aleisa Jelbart
Lighting Design Benjamin Cisterne
Music:  Aheym for String Quartet, Little Blue Something and Tenebre, written by Bryce David Dessner
Published by Chester Music
By kind permission of the Music Sales Group
Bryce Dessner’s Aheym for String Quartet, Little Blue Something and Tenebre, were written for Kronos Quartet and appear on Kronos’ ANTI- release Aheym: Kronos Quartet plays music by Bryce Dessner.
Dramaturgical Consultant Samuel Webster
Dancers The Company

Duration: 34 Minutes

‘You can’t say Sydney Dance Company doesn’t put it all on the line . . . dizzying in their speed and acrobatic extension, they seem able to do anything’ – Boston Globe

‘Sydney Dance Company are robust and energetic with a physical vocabulary that often defies the conventional wisdom of body structure and movement . . . a marvel to behold’ – The Times Weekly

‘Sydney Dance Company is not merely good, it’s great . . . the model of what a contemporary dance ensemble should be’ – Bachtrack

“The Sydney Dance Company is not merely good, it’s great…They have great presence and they are full of awareness of themselves and one another. All of them move freely and with passion and seem to have well developed artistic sensibility. They give abundantly of themselves on stage without affectation or pretension. In every way that I can think of, this is the model of what a contemporary dance ensemble should be.” – Bachtrack Review

‘★★★★…Bonachela’s Frame of Mind delivers an emotionally engaging and overarching choreographic mastery…electric’ – Daily Review

‘★★★★…a potent blend of technique, daring and playfulness.’ – Sydney Morning Herald

‘★★★★…danced crisply and flawlessly…it is passionate yet highly precise, demanding and often breath-stealing.’ – The Guardian

‘Frame of Mind drills a hole into your heart and brain and makes you leak emotion in that sneaky, visceral way only dance can do.’ –Concrete Playground Sydney

‘Frame of Mind delivers captivating scores, wonderful choreography and dance fuelled with emotion.’ – ABC Arts