A new work by Rafael Bonachela, plus a double bill featuring a world premiere by Antony Hamilton.

Sydney Dance Company’s 2018 season marks Rafael Bonachela’s tenth year as Artistic Director and it will include his first full-length work since 2 One Another and Project Rameau in 2012. The centrepiece of the upcoming season, Bonachela’s ab [intra], Latin for ‘from within’, is described as an exploration of human impulse and the extremes of human nature. Bonachela’s latest collaboration with composer Nick Wales, ab [intra] is a fitting opener to the new season and will be toured across the country.

ab [intra]. Photo © Pedro Greig.

In October, Bonachela’s acclaimed Frame of Mind, which premiered in 2015, appears on a double bill with a brand new work by  Antony Hamilton’s called Forever & Ever. Winner of four Helpmann awards, Frame of Mind explores the volatility of the human psyche. It is choreographed to a score by Bryce Dessner from The National and recorded by the Kronos Quartet, with sets by Ralph Myers. Read Limelight’s 2015 review here.

Forever & Ever is a world premiere from internationally renowned Berlin-based Australian choreographer Antony Hamilton. Exploring machine influenced movement, Forever & Ever features an original score by Julian Hamilton of The Presets.

Antony Hamilton. Photo © Pedro Greig.

Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks continue their commitment to emerging choreographers with 2018’s New Breed. Now in its fifth year, the programme sees five rising stars creating brand new pieces with dancers from the Company.

Sydney Dance Company will also undertake an extensive international tour in April before their main season. In Europe, the Company will perform Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris, Cheng Tsung-lung’s Full Moon and Gabrielle Nankivell’s Wildebeest, while in South America it will bring Frame of Mind and Lux Tenebris to new audiences.


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