Sydney Dance Company in 2014

Sydney Dance Company in 2014

Sydney Dance Company celebrates its 45th year in 2014 with three World Premiere seasons and an extensive touring program, visiting five of the country’s capitals, in addition to regional centres across Queensland and Western Australia.

The Company will commission eight new works, including two works from Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, alongside works from Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis and Melbourne choreographer Gideon Obarzanek.

Four up and coming choreographers, yet to be chosen, will be given the opportunity to create works on the Company’s dancers for the November season of New Breed.

The Company opens 2014 with a triple bill season, Interplay, which will premiere in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

The show brings together three contemporary choreographers - Rafael Bonachela, Melbourne’s Gideon Obarzanek and Italy’s Jacopo Godani.

For his new work Bonachela will re-imagine Bach’s Partitas for solo violin in D Minor, to live music performed byviolinist Veronique Serret, whilst Obarzanek will debut an epic work for the entire Company.

Jacopo Godani returns to Australia to restage Raw Models, which makes its return to the Sydney stage, following its 2011 premiere.

In October the Company presents Louder than Words, a double bill featuring new works by Rafael Bonachela and award-winning Paris-based choreographer Andonis Foniadakis, whose previous collaborations have included commissions for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Geneva Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet and many more.

The Company will end the year in Sydney by partnering with Carriageworks to present New Breed, featuring works from four emerging choreographers.

Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela says, “I am thrilled to be presenting this exciting program in the Company’s 45th year, featuring eight newly commissioned works that will give audiences a taste of the contemporary and the now from a diverse range of artistic voices from around the country and the world.”

“Sydney Dance Company prides itself on presenting the same exceptionally high quality productions to our audiences in regional Australia as we do to our capital city and international audiences and I’m particularly pleased to be visiting our friends in regional Western Australia and regional Queensland this year, as well as performing in five capital cities. It’s great when so much of the Australian population gets to engage with contemporary dance,” Bonachela concludes.

Also in 2014, Sydney Dance Company will tour Bonachela’s 2 One Another throughout Queensland and Western Australia. This performance has won multiple awards including Most Outstanding Choreography, Most Outstanding Performance by a Company and Most Outstanding Female Dancer (Australian Dance Awards 2013), Best Ensemble and Best Female Dancer (Green Room Awards 2012) and Best Female Dancer (Helpmann Awards 2012). In September and October 2013 the show will tour to North, and South America, Mexico and Russia.

A partnership with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra  will see eight of the Company’s dancers perform as part of a limited season presentation of Richard Strauss'  one-act opera Elektra, featuring newly commissioned choreography by Stephanie Lake.

And the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will present a Brisbane performance of Sydney Dance Company’s Les Illuminations, featuring Katie Noonan.

IMAGE: Sydney Dance Company presents Interplay featuring Charmene Yap and Andrew Crawford. Photo by Wendell Teodoro.


**Note further national and international tour dates to be announced


Triple bill with 2 world premieres

Works by Rafael Bonachela, Gideon Obarzanek and Jacopo Godani

Sydney Theatre

15 March – 5 April 2014

Tickets: / 02 9250 1999

Canberra Theatre Centre

10  – 12 April 2014

Tickets on sale 13 October: / 02 6275 2700

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Melbourne

30 April – 10 May 2014

Tickets: / 03 8688 0800


2 One Another

Choreography by Rafael Bonachela

His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth - 18 – 21 June 2014

Tickets: / 08 9625 0900

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre - 25 June 2014

Tickets: / 08 9550 3900

Albany Entertainment Centre - 28 June 2014

Tickets: / 08 9844 5000

Bunbury Entertainment Centre - 2 July 2014

Tickets: / 1300 661 272

Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton - 5 July 2014

Tickets: / 08 9956 6662

Cairns Civic Theatre - 11 – 12 July 2014

Tickets: / 07 4050 7777

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre - 16 July 2014

Tickets: / 07 4961 9700

Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton - 19 July 2014

Tickets: / 07 4927 4111

Townsville Civic Theatre - 23 July 2014

Tickets: / 07 4727 9797

The Arts Centre Gold Coast - 26 July 2014

Tickets: / 07 5588 4000

Louder than Words

Works by Rafael Bonachela and Andonis Foniadakis

Double bill

2 world premieres

Sydney Theatre -8 – 18 October 2014

Tickets: / 02 9250 1999

Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks present

New Breed

Works by four upcoming choreographers to be selected by Rafael Bonachela

Created on the Sydney Dance Company dancers

4 world premieres

Bay 20, Carriageworks - 5 - 8 November 2014

Tickets on sale NOW when you purchase a 2014 Sydney Season Package through Sydney Theatre: / 02 9250 1999


Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents


World premiere featuring dancers from the Sydney Dance Company ensemble

Choreography by Stephanie Lake

A semi-staged production of Richard Strauss’ one-act opera

22 + 24 February 2014

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

Tickets: or 02 8215 4600

Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents

Les Illuminations

Featuring dancers from the Sydney Dance Company ensemble and Katie Noonan

Choreography by Rafael Bonachela

Created in celebration of 100 years of British composer Benjamin Britten

QPAC Concert Hall

14 June 2014

Tickets: / 136 246

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