National Tour

23 June - 26 Aug

Sydney Dance Company’s Frame of Mind is a wildly powerful double bill featuring the smash hit Wildebeest by Australia’s own Gabrielle Nankivell and the multi award-winning Frame of Mind from Rafael Bonachela.

Having premiered as part of Sydney Dance Company’s inaugural New Breed season, choreographic prodigy Gabrielle Nankivell’s eloquent Wildebeest showcases the power of dancers as individuals and strength en masse. Moody and animalistic, it’s backed by a stormy and industrial score by Luke Smiles.

Bonachela’s Frame of Mind features a dramatic contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce Dessner (from American hit rock band The National), recorded by San Francisco’s virtuosic Kronos Quartet. Winner of all four categories for the 2015 Helpmann Awards including ‘Best Choreography’, ‘Best Dance Work’, ‘Best Male Dancer’, and ‘Best Female Dancer’ for its critically acclaimed premiere season.

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

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Frame of Mind
Choreographer Rafael Bonachela
Designer Ralph Myers
Costume Design Realisation Aleisa Jelbart
Lighting Designer 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

Choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell
Costume Designer Fiona Holley
Sound Designer & Composer Luke Smiles, motion laboratories
Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne

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

‘★★★★… … an ensemble of technically blessed young dynamos.’ – Herald Sun

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

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