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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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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.

“… students have the opportunity to see the dancers warming up and doing technique exercises that are very similar to what they are expected to do in their own classes. They experience viewing extremely talented technicians and performers. Through watching your dancers perform and hearing from the choreographers on the process of creating it helps to reinforce the message that I give each lesson but may not be appreciated because I am the teacher and you are the professionals. In particular for my boys they see strong male role models work as professional dancers.”
Trudy Surman, Teacher, Para Hills High School, SA – Orb school matinee attendee

Each school matinee is accompanied by curriculum relevant resources.

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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: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Express your interest now: $28 per student, 1 complimentary teacher per 10 students. Additional teachers at student ticket price.

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

Hobart
16 August, Theatre Royal
Express your interest 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 in-school workshop delivered by a Teaching Artist or Studio Teacher (terms and conditions apply).

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