Sydney Dance Company -  Resound

Resound is a program of three unique dance works that will engage your heart and soul.

28 Oct - 5 Nov 2022

Roslyn Packer Theatre





"Sexy, athletic choreography…”  (Time Out)

Tracing an arc of emotions that moves from a dark turbulent interrogation of recent times through to a burgeoning buoyant optimism, Resound is a program of three unique dance works that will engage your heart and soul.

Rafael Bonachela’s acclaimed work Ocho makes a welcome return to the stage as the first part of the evening. Featuring a driving score by Nick Wales, with the haunting vocals of Aboriginal artist Rrawun Maymuru and powerful set design by David Fleischer, Ocho won rave reviews from audiences and critics alike when it premiered in 2017. Set in a glass room, eight dancers search for salvation and connection, finding a salve for the troubles of the world. 

The second half of the program delivers two world premieres. Summer – featuring the evocative score Cicadidae by Australian composer Kate Moore recorded by the Australian String Quartet – is a new work by Rafael Bonachela that captures the lightness of a world turning over a new leaf. The aural backdrop is the quintessential sound of summer and with costumes by the unmistakable masters of colour, Romance was BornSummer will have your spirits soaring.

A new work by Stephanie Lake is always a treat and Sydney Dance Company is thrilled to commission this important Australian dance artist to create a world premiere for the third piece in the Resound program. Lake's new creation fuses movement, music and text, bringing blistering light to the stage and a fizzing glimpse of a haunted dreamscape. Poetic, fresh and forceful, this is intricate and dynamic dance that hits you in the solar plexus.



Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Composer: Nick Wales
Lighting: Damien Cooper
Costumes and sets: David Fleischer

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Lighting: Damien Cooper
Costumes: Romance Was Born
Score: Cicadidae by Kate Moore, recorded by Australian String Quartet


Season 28 Oct – 5 Nov 2022
Approx duration 100 minutes (including interval)

Performance start times
Fri 28 Oct, 7.30pm (Opening Night)
Sat 29 Oct, (Matinee)
Sat 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Tue 1 Nov, 6.30pm
Wed 2 Nov, 6.30pm
Thu 3 Nov, 12pm (Secondary Schools Matinee)
Thu 3 Nov, 7.30pm (Chair’s Evening)
Fri 4 Nov, 7.30pm
Sat 5 Nov, 2pm (Matinee)
Sat 5 Nov, 7.30pm (Closing Night)

Pricing & Ticket Information

Adult (Fri - Sat Eve)
Premium $110
A Res $97
B Res $72
C Res $57

Adult (Weeknights & Matinee)
Premium $100
A Res $89
B Res $65
C Res $52

Conc (Fri - Sat Eve)
A Res $87
B Res $62
C Res $50

Conc (Weeknights & Matinee)
A Res $79
B Res $55
C Res $50

Under 30 (Weeknights & Matinee)
A Res $69
B Res $45
C Res $45

Under 18 (Weeknights & Matinee)
A Res $35
B Res $35
C Res $35

Transaction fees may apply
$8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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