Sydney Dance Company

What to look forward to in 2018 from the Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company is one of Australia’s most prestigious dance troupe companies that operates around the country and internationally, having made dance and its name almost one in the same.

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Next year, 2018, brings a raft of sensational productions from the dancers who’ve brought us the creative outlet works of the likes of Rafael Bonachela and most recently, works such as 2 One Another.

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The Company will begin the year with a program of extensive international touring. In January, they will tour to the prestigious Festival Internacional Santiago a Mil, performing at the Teatro Municipai in Santiago, Chile, followed by performances in Bogota, Columbia.

In April, the Company will undertake a European Spring Tour with Sydney Dance Company’s first ever performances in Paris at The Théâtre National de Chaillot. The Company will also perform at the Belgrade Dance Festival in Serbia, Ljubljana, Slovenia and in Germany.

And that’s all before mid-way.

Bonachela is knocking-over quite the milestone in 2018 as he hits the ten-year mark as artistic director.

2018 will mark his first full-length work since the epic masterpiece 2 One Another and the critically acclaimed Project Rameau in 2012. The world premiere of Bonachela’s ab [intra], meaning ‘from within’ in Latin, explores the depths of human impulse, what drives our relationships and ignites our ambitions.

It is said to be a dynamic work of exquisite athleticism, that will expose the shared instincts that drive us apart and bring us back together. This visceral journey into the extremes of human nature will open Sydney Dance Company’s 2018 season in June and will tour nationally.

Moving on later into 2018, October will showcase a thrilling double bill entitled Forever & Ever will feature Bonachela’s award-winning Frame of Mind and Antony Hamilton’s brand new work Forever & Ever.

In addition to some new works and co-presented by Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks, New Breed is back for a fifth year in 2018. It will showcase the raw talent and rich diversity of choreographic ideas, Australia’s next generation of dance-makers will create brand new pieces with the 16 Sydney Dance Company dancers.

Below is a break-down of the year… 

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1.     International Touring

In Europe, the Company will perform Lux TenebrisFull Moon and Wildebeest:

·       Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris from 11-13 April

·       Belgrade Dance Festival in Serbia from Novisad 3 April, Belgrade 4 April

·       Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 7 April

·       Germany from 19-22 April (venue to be announced shortly)

In South America, the Company will perform Frame of Mind and Lux Tenebris:

·       Festival Internacional Santiago a Mil, performing at the Teatro Municipai in Santiago, Chile from 19, 20 and 21 January

·       Bogota, Columbia, peforming at the Teatro Mayor from 26-27 January


2.  ab [intra]

By Rafael Bonachela

14 – 26 May

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay


30 May – 2 June

Arts Centre Melbourne

ab [intra] National Tour

15 June – 1 September


NT – Darwin: 15 June

WA – Bunbury: 20 June, Mandurah: 23 – 24 June, Perth: 28 – 30 June

QLD – Toowoomba: 11 July, Rockhampton: 18 July, Gladstone: 21 July, Gold Coast: 25 – 26 July

NSW – Bathurst: 1 August, Orange; 4 August, Newcastle: 11 August

ACT – Canberra: 30 – 1 September


3Forever & Ever

Frame of Mind by Rafael Bonachela

Forever & Ever by Antony Hamilton

16 – 27 October

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay


4. New Breed

29 November – 8 December


See more at the Sydney Dance Company website here.


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