Sydney Dance Company – Bonachela / Obarzanek
1 Nov — 9 Nov 2019
Roslyn Packer Theatre
Sydney Dance Company
Bonachela / Obarzanek
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 have joined forces to celebrate a half-century of Sydney Dance Company dance making in an epic double bill climaxing in Us 50 by Obarzanek. Set to a rhythmic electronic score by UK musician Clark (composer of WOOF), this "exhilarating, heart-warming piece” (★★★★☆ Limelight) features 50 performers on stage each night; current dancers, former dancers and you, our audience.
Completing the double bill is Bonachela’s “physically robust and emotionally delicate” (The Sydney Morning Herald) 6 Breaths. Since it’s 2010 premiere 6 Breaths has toured to New York, London, Barcelona 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!
★★★★☆ "Us 50 ends with 50 human beings front-stage ranked in rows, creating a sea of well synchronised, articulate hands, not drowning but waving, to the future. And that’s my kind of church." - Daily Review
★★★★☆ "Explores the relationship between the dancers and the audience, and the joy that forms when a community gathers to share a piece of movement." Limelight Magazine
“A revival of Rafael Bonachela’s 6 Breaths was danced thrillingly.” - The Australian
Duration: Approx. 100 minutes including interval. Subject to change.
Content Warning: Performance contains theatrical haze, flashing lights, loud music and noises. Subject to change.