Season One: Bonachela / Nankivell / Lane

26 March - 17 Aug
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne,
National Tour

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Sydney Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary bursts into life with a formidable triple bill from Rafael Bonachela, Gabrielle Nankivell and Melanie Lane, each having carved their own unique style, pushing at the possibilities of movement.

In a season premiering in Sydney before touring nationally, audiences will see three thrilling works share the one stage for the first time.

In the world premiere of Cinco, Rafael Bonachela melds five virtuosic dancers, the award-winning lighting of Damien Cooper and the imagination and skill of fashion designer Bianca Spender with celebrated Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s achingly magnificent String Quartet #2.

Gabrielle Nankivell’s Neon Aether, also a premiere, transports both dancer and viewer to a vivid yet ethereal world beyond the clouds. While Melanie Lane’s 2017 New Breed smash-hit WOOF, mashes classical, romantic and pop, driven by a dramatic musical score by acclaimed British electronic artist Clark.

Sydney Dance Company invites you to help celebrate its 50th year through these three extraordinary works that will take you on one unforgettable journey.

★★★★ Well worth seeing… Extraordinary… powerful… memorable”Sydney Morning Herald (WOOF in 2017)

“WOOF generates variations of collective actions that speak from matters of the heart. In an imagined physical future, stealing from classical dances, romantic paintings and pop culture, a re-invention of community takes place.” – Melanie Lane

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Dates

26 March – 13 April
Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay, Sydney

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Single tickets from $45* (on sale 3 Dec)

Performances

Tue 26 March, 7.30pm (Preview)
Wed 27 March, 7.30pm (Opening Night)
Thu 28 March, 7.30pm
Fri 29 March, 7.30pm
Sat 30 March, 7.30pm
Tue 2 April, 12pm (Schools Matinee)
Wed 3 April, 6.30pm
Thu 4 April, 7.30pm
Fri 5 April, 7.30pm
Sat 6 April, 2pm (Matinee)
Sat 6 April, 7.30pm
Tue 9 April, 11am (Schools Matinee)
Wed 10 April, 6.30pm
Thu 11 April, 7.30pm
Fri 12 April, 7.30pm
Sat 13 April, 7.30pm

2 – 4 May
Canberra Theatre Centre
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8 – 11 May
Arts Centre Melbourne
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16 May – 17 Aug
National Tour

VIC
16 May: Warragul
18 May: Frankston
22 May: Bendigo
25 May: Mildura

NT
27 July: Darwin
31 July: Alice Springs

SA
3 Aug: Whyalla
8 – 10 Aug: Adelaide

TAS
15 -17 Aug: Hobart

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Cinco
Choreography: Rafael Bonachela
Music: Alberto Ginastera, String Quartet #2 Costume: Bianca Spender
Lighting Design: Damien Cooper

Neon Aether
Choreography: Gabrielle Nankivell
Music: Commissioned composition by Luke Smiles, motion laboratories
Lighting Design: Damien Cooper

WOOF
Choreography: Melanie Lane
Music: Clark, commissioned composition
Costume Design: Aleisa Jelbart
Lighting Design: Verity Hampson

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5. Exclusive Offers – Subscribe to the full year by 1 Dec 2018 with the code SDC2019 to go in the draw to WIN A Hobart Art Weekend! Plus receive a range of arts and dining offers (T&Cs online). See full list of benefits below.

Subscriber Benefits

All 2019 Subscribers will be posted a subscription card that entitles them to the following benefits valid from 1 January until 31 December 2019. All promo codes and links required will be supplied with subscription cards and via email.

  • Unlimited FREE ticket exchanges with Sydney Dance Company ($6.50 fee waived)
  • Invitations to Sydney Dance Company behind the scenes events
  • Free programs and monthly eNewsletter
  • Sydney Dance Company Dance Classes: 3 complimentary classes available for each subscriber. To redeem present your card at Studio Reception for the classes to be loaded onto your card. View Class Timetable here.
  • Art Gallery of NSW: Receive tickets at concession price for the exhibitions Masters of modern art from the Hermitage (Until 3 Mar 2019) and The essential Duchamp (27 Apr – 11 Aug 2019) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Simply display your Sydney Dance Company subscriber card at the Gallery’s ticketing and information desk on arrival to receive the discount.
  • Australian Chamber Orchestra: Receive 10% off full price adult tickets for the ACO’s 2019 mainstage performances nationwide. Redeem using the promo code provided with your subscription card.
  • Dendy Cinemas: Receive 20% off Adult tickets at Dendy Newtown and Dendy Opera Quays upon presentation of a valid Sydney Dance Company subscriber card. This offer is not valid on Saturdays after 5pm, public holidays, Dendy Arts, Dendy Lounge, Festivals, special events and premieres. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only available when purchasing tickets in person at the Dendy Box Office.
  • Ensemble Theatre: Receive 10% discount on full priced single tickets to Ensemble Theatre plays in 2019. Book via phone to access this special offer. T: 02 9929 0644 – Quote the code provided with your subscription card.
  • Griffin Theatre: Enjoy concession priced tickets to Griffin Theatre Company productions in 2019. Redeem by using the promo code provided with your subscription card online, via (02) 9361 3817, or at the box office. Offer excludes ATYP @ Griffin events.
  • Hicksons Izakaya: Enjoy an intimate preshow dinner on the wharf with exceptional Japanese cuisine and fantastic views of Walsh Bay at Hicksons Izakaya and 15% discount year round. Offer valid for food only, alcohol excluded, membership cards must be presented. Bookings essential.
  • Opera Australia: Receive an 8% discount* on single tickets to Opera Australia’s 2019 performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour and the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. Quote the promo code provided with your subscription card when booking directly with Opera Australia. Phone (02) 9318 8200 (Sydney) or (03) 9685 3700 (Melbourne), or visit opera.org.au and enter the promo code before selecting your performance and seats.*Valid until 7 December 2019. Limit of 4 tickets per production per customer. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Excludes performances of West Side Story at the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne, Evita and events on New Year’s Eve.
  • Pinchgut Opera: Receive 10% off tickets to Pinchgut Opera’s Concert Series in 2019. Pinchgut Opera present Bach & Telemann in Sydney and Melbourne, an evening of uplifting elegance and grace, and a special one-night only concert in Sydney featuring shining countertenor Valer Sabadus. Use promo code provided with your subscription card when booking tickets to unlock this special offer through this link.
  • Sydney Festival: Enjoy 20% off full price A Reserve or General Admission tickets to Dust and One Infinity. Use promo code provided with your subscription card for use on Sydney Festival bookings only via sydneyfestival.org.au. The offer will be valid from 3 December 2018 – 28 December 2018 unless ticket allocations are exhausted earlier.
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Receive a 10% discount (A, B & C reserves) on all Sydney Symphony 2019 Subscription Season concerts, available from 19 November 2018. Quote promotion code provided with your subscription card when you book online or call (02) 8215 4600. Visit www.sydneysymphony.com for performance details.(Terms and conditions apply: Cannot be used in conjunction with Special Events, special offers, concessions, subscription packages or Sydney Symphony Presents performances. Booking fee may apply. Valid via the Sydney Symphony Box Office only.)
  • Sydney Theatre Company: $10 off Adult A-reserve tickets to 2019 main season plays presented the Drama Theatre and Roslyn Packer Theatre. This offer is subject to availability with a maximum purchase of two tickets per member, per production, and excludes Saturday evening performances. The valid productions in 2019 main season are Mary Stuart, How to Rule the World, Mosquitoes, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Torrents, Lord of the Files, Avalanche: A Love Story, The Real Thing, Cosi, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Ticket on sale dates are available on the individual play pages at www.sydneytheatre.com.au. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any special offer or concession and is not valid for Season Tickets.
  • Ventuno: Enjoy an intimate preshow dinner on the wharf with exceptional Italian cuisine and fantastic views of Walsh Bay at Ventuno. Receive 10% off your meal on presentation of your 2019 Subscriber card.

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