Charmene Yap and Richard Chilli

Commissioning New Works

With every new performance, Sydney Dance Company continues to prove itself as a leading example of innovation and excellence. Creating new works is the essence of Sydney Dance Company – its heart and soul – and ensures it remains a truly contemporary company, offering audiences a new and inspiring experience each time they come.

Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela creates critically acclaimed new works each year, collaborating in the creative process with leading local and international choreographers, musicians, costume designers, production designers and other artists.

Donors to Sydney Dance Company’s Commissioning Fund collectively support Rafael, the dancers and the collaborating artists in the creation of each of these new works and join them on the journey from concept to stage.

Learn more about our creative collaborators here.

Learn more about our works here.

By making a tax-deductible donation to Sydney Dance Company’s Commissioning Fund you will be:

  • Making a contribution to the Australian cultural landscape
  • Enabling us to create new work
  • Offering opportunities to the choreographic leaders of the future
  • Giving our dancers the experience of working with international artists
  • Pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance by helping us collaborate with cross-disciplinary artists
  • Making bold and daring artistic choices with us

By making our commissions possible, you join us on the creative journey

To discuss the impact of your donation to the Commissioning Fund, please contact Lizzi Nicoll, Development Director, on 02 9258 4832 or

All donations over $2 to Sydney Dance Company are tax-deductible. Donations can be made annually or in monthly instalments.

Sydney Dance Company is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.