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.
Duration: 25 Minutes
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
‘★★★★…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
‘Performed with speed, grace and sensitivity’ – Sydney Morning Herald
‘An exhilarating evening of highly physical dance’ – The Conversation
‘Frame of Mind delivers captivating scores, wonderful choreography and dance fuelled with emotion.’ – ABC Arts
‘★★★★ Raw Models is one of the most exciting dance pieces we’re likely to see in Melbourne this year.’ – The Age
‘Raw Models… sexy septet that absolutely explodes out of its boxy black set… a visual knock out’ – Sunday Herald Sun
‘Raw Models is a full and accomplished piece of contemporary art in which the dancers come into their own; their faces gleam with animal-like hunger and intensity as their leotard-wrapped bodies erupt in movement – large, grotesque and divine.’ – Dance Australia
‘Gabrielle Nankivell, made the undisputed hit of the night. Wildebeest is an ambitious 25-minute work for 13 dancers and there is much more one could say about it. I hope to have that opportunity on a main-stage SDC program in the near future.’ – The Australian