Sydney Dance Company – Bonachela / Forsythe
21 Mar — 4 Apr 2020
Roslyn Packer Theatre
Sydney Dance Company
Bonachela / Forsythe
In 2020, Sydney Dance Company will explode the everyday and take you into the sublime. This season presents dance at its most radiant, fearless and transformative: dance that will make your heart beat fast and your blood run hot.
Bonachela / Forsythe collects three works from across the spectrum of physicality. Impermanence sees Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela join forces with Bryce Dessner of iconic American rock band The National who will compose a world premiere score, to be performed live on stage by the Australian String Quartet. It’s a rare triple threat that explores the ephemeral nature of all things. William Forsythe’s N.N.N.N. is an Australian premiere from the godfather of contemporary dance: witty, riveting and “astonishingly intense” (The New York Times). Completing the bill is the multi award-winning E2 7SD, the virtuosic duet that launched Rafael Bonachela’s choreographic career.
★★★★ “Forsythe’s fascinatingly oddball composition” – The Guardian (N.N.N.N.)
★★★★ “An intensely physical and emotional duet… there is challenge, aggression, love and despair” – Culture Whispers (E2 7SD)
Free Event: Open Stage Rehearsal
Wed 18 March, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Come behind-the-scenes for an insightful sneak peek of Bonachela / Forsythe. Hosted by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, you'll see excerpts of the performance and hear from some of the creatives.
The Sydney and Melbourne performances of Impermanence are presented in association with the Australian String Quartet. Bryce Dessner’s music composition Impermanence is commissioned by the Australian String Quartet and Sydney Dance Company. This commission has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
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Duration: 1hr 40mins (including interval). Subject to change.
Content Warning: Theatrical haze, strobe like effects and some coarse language is used during the performance. Subject to change.