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School Matinees

School matinees connect school students to the dancers, choreographers, artistic collaborators and the creative process.

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SCHOOL MATINEES

Sydney Dance Company’s school matinees connect school students to the dancers, choreographers, artistic collaborators and the creative process. We share our cutting edge contemporary dance performances with school audiences in a specially designed program that includes pre-show talks, demonstrations and Q&A about the performance.

Each school matinee is accompanied by curriculum relevant resources.

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WORKSHOPS & DANCE CLASSES

Sydney Dance Company offer primary, secondary and dance schools a range of contemporary creative workshops and dance classes which enhance and extend the live performance experience. Book two Sydney school matinees before 2 April 2019 to receive a FREE workshop delivered by a Teaching Artist or Studio Teacher (terms and conditions apply).

Sydney Dance Company’s primary school matinees are designed to open the doors to enjoying, understanding and appreciating dance and live performance.

See – some of Australia’s best dancers performing and demonstrating dance and choreographic ideas
Listen – to dancers talk about what they do
Learn – about contemporary dance and how we put on a show

Each primary school matinee is accompanied by a free curriculum relevant resource pack with information about the production and activities to explore in the classroom before and after seeing the show.

 

2019 MATINEE

Season One – Bonachela / Nankivell / Lane (Year 3-6)

9 April, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney: 11:00am-12:00pm

Tickets available to purchase now: $18 per student, 1 complimentary teacher per 20 students. Additional teachers at student ticket price.

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Secondary students will learn about the process Sydney Dance Company professional dancers undertake to create a brand new work based on stimuli and creative tasks set by Artistic Director, Rafael Bonachela or a commissioned choreographer.

In a specially designed and extended matinee program, students experience talks and demonstrations from the artistic team about the creative process and how a production moves from the rehearsal studio to the stage.

Each secondary school matinee is accompanied by a free curriculum relevant resource pack with in-depth contextual information about the production which addresses the areas of dance performance, composition and appreciation.

2019 MATINEES

Season One – Bonachela / Nankivell / Lane (Years 7-12)

Sydney
2 April, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Tickets available to purchase now: $28 per student, 1 complimentary teacher per 20 students. Additional teachers at student ticket price.

Melbourne
10 May, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Tickets available to purchase now: $28 per student, 1 complimentary teacher per 10 students. Additional teachers at student ticket price.

Adelaide
9 August, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide: 12:00pm-1:40pm
Tickets available to purchase now: $16 per student, 1 complimentary teacher per 15 students. Additional teachers at student ticket price.

Hobart
16 August, Theatre Royal, Hobart: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Tickets available to purchase now: $18 per students, 1 complimentary per 10 students. Additional teachers at student ticket price.

Season Two – Bonachela / Obarzanek (Years 7-12)

Sydney
4 November, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Tickets available to purchase now: $28 per student, 1 complimentary teacher per 20 students. Additional teachers at student ticket price.

Special Offer for Sydney Secondary Schools – Book both 2019 Sydney school matinees before 2 April 2019 to receive a FREE workshop delivered by a Teaching Artist or Studio Teacher (terms and conditions apply).

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TEACHER TESTIMONIALS

“Sydney Dance Company have offered a great opportunity to my students who have not seen contemporary dance live or have been to a theatre before. My students admired the dancer’s hard work and strength, allowing them to move across the stage powerfully. They also loved that the dancers were from diverse backgrounds, all excellent at their craft and passionate about dance. My students cannot wait to attend again next year.”
Noble Park Secondary College

“The talk on the bus was extremely positive. My students enjoyed many aspects of the show. They loved seeing the dancers on stage warming up and recognising movements they do in class. As we were fortunate to do an in-school workshop students were excited to see the combination of movement that they had learnt. Many were impressed by the skill of the dancers. There was a lot of talk about physicality and the strength of not only the males but the female dancers. Students enjoyed hearing from the choreographers and their choreographic process.”
Para Hills High School

“From the students and staff at Braidwood Central School, we would love to extend a big thank you to all the people involved in making today’s matinee show of ‘ORB’ happen. The time and effort put in to making sure the students gained the whole ‘theatre experience’ was amazing. The kids had a fantastic time and we can’t thank you enough for giving them the opportunity to enjoy all that the Sydney Dance Company has to offer.”
Braidwood Central School

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“The whole performance was amazing. I especially loved the combination of duos and the abstract movement. I aspire to create movement like that.”

“The emotion of the performance was incredible to watch.”

 “It was great to watch the dancers work through a choreographic task before the performance.”

 “I loved learning about ways artistic choices help to create a choreographic intent.”

 “It was interesting to learn about all the different roles of a dance company have and learning from the dancers about their daily routine.”

 “I learned that it doesn’t matter about the age you started dancing or the hometown you were raised – training hard and believing in yourself can help you achieve your dream and dance can take you anywhere.”

 “This is the first time I have seen Sydney Dance Company performance and felt that afterwards, I truly understood where dance can go and what it can express.”

“After watching Sydney Dance Company perform, I realised that not every dance work needs to be a series of kicks, turns and leaps; that the movements can be unique and intricate.”