Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay,
Sydney Dance Company celebrates 50 years of defining contemporary dance with a thrilling double bill from Rafael Bonachela and Gideon Obarzanek, choreographers who have, in their unique ways, defined the art form and helped take Australian dance to the world.
Bonachela and Obarzanek will join forces in 2019 to celebrate a half-century of Sydney Dance Company dance making in a double bill climaxing in Us 50, a grand-scale work by Obarzanek featuring 50 performers made up of past dancers that have graced our stage, current Company dancers, and members of our community.
“When we speak about 50 years of a dance company we also speak about 50 years of dance making,” says Obarzanek. “What is made, however, is ephemeral. The dancer’s body… can be videoed and photographed but dance itself only truly exists when it is danced. So the history of the Company is stored and transmitted through the bodies of its dancers and collected in the memory of its audiences.”
Completing the double bill is Bonachela’s award winning 6 Breaths. Since it’s 2010 premiere 6 Breaths has toured to New York, London, Barcelona, the Venice Biennale in Italy and the prestigious Movimentos Festival in Germany. A symphony of dance, music by Italian composer Ezio Bosso and costume design by Josh Goot, this emotive work will take your breath away.
Join Sydney Dance Company in a celebration of its past, present and future. This is an anniversary you cannot miss!
“The history of the Company is in the bodies of the dancers and the memories of the audience.” – Gideon Obarzanek
“If you imagine the cellos being the lungs and Ezio making them breathe for the first time. He took my breath away.” – Rafael Bonachela (6 Breaths)
“The curtain-raiser, for six cellos and a piano, is a real beauty. 6 Breaths is an artfully abstract journey through the cycle of life but based upon breathing. Thoughtful, refined and musical…” – The London Times
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1 – 9 Nov
Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay, Sydney
Fri 1 Nov, 7.30pm (Preview)
Sat 2 Nov, 7.30pm (Opening Night)
Mon 4 Nov, 12pm (Schools Matinee)
Tue 5 Nov, 6.30pm
Wed 6 Nov, 6.30pm
Thu 7 Nov, 7.30pm
Fri 8 Nov, 7.30pm
Sat 9 Nov, 2pm (Matinee)
Sat 9 Nov, 7.30pm
Pricing & Ticket Information
Preview performance (Fri 1 Nov): All tickets $45*
Single standard tickets: $45 – $98*
Under 30’s (Wed, Thurs, Sat 2pm): $35*
Under 20’s (Wed, Thurs, Sat 2pm): $25*
Group bookings: Receive $10 off tickets for groups 10+. The organiser receives their ticket for free. Bookings via the phone only: 02 9221 4811.
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- 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.
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