Sydney Dance Firm 2023 season


Sydney Dance Firm has introduced its 2023 Annual Program, a 12 months of dance that showcases breathtaking artistry and dynamism.

“For Sydney Dance Firm, 2023 will probably be a 12 months of innovation and breaking the boundaries of what up to date dance experiences will be,” says the corporate’s Creative Director, Rafael Bonachela. “2023 additionally marks my 15th 12 months as Creative Director of Sydney Dance Firm, and I’m excited to share that I’ll proceed my dedication to this function for one more 5 years. I’m additionally honoured to enter my second 12 months as a Buddy of the Maison for Cartier.”

In March 2023, Sydney Dance Firm makes an thrilling return to Sydney Opera Home as a part of its 50th anniversary with a formidable triple-bill, Ascent, co-commissioned by the Canberra Theatre Centre. Ascent options the reprise of Antony Hamilton’s Helpmann Award-winning Eternally & Ever and world premieres by Bonachela and famend Spanish choreographer Marina Mascarell.  

Brimming with physicality, Ascent explores concepts of the now, order, chaos, common tradition and human behaviour with three modern works from native and worldwide abilities. Full of electrical motion and emotional power, Ascent is an arresting portrait of up to date dance and its potential to maneuver, excite and activate audiences. Delivered to life by Sydney Dance Firm’s excellent ensemble, this program is a sensorial delight full with creative installations and magnetic musical scores. This triple-bill is a inventive union without delay forceful, luxurious and dizzying.

The corporate may even embark on a nationwide tour, from Might to August, in 14 areas throughout 5 states and territories, which is able to embody performances of Bonachela’s highly effective masterwork ab [intra] and performances of Ascent.

“In September, our worldwide tour begins!” Bonachela says. “After the unbelievable success of our French tour in 2022, it’s such a privilege to return to the world stage, and I can’t wait to announce our worldwide tour areas within the coming months.”

From 1 – 15 November 2023, Sydney Dance Firm will current Up Shut, a premiere format season within the firm’s Neilson Studio. This intimate setting will present audiences with unparalleled connection to the Firm dancers, as visitors witness their formidable artistry and breathtaking physicality nearer than ever earlier than. This primary season of Up Shut presents Somos, a world premiere by Bonachela. Which means “we’re” in Spanish, this new work will characteristic a cascade of spectacular performances with a definite Latin flavour.

In December 2023, Sydney Dance Firm, Carriageworks and The Balnaves Basis proceed their dedication to choreographers and current the tenth version of New Breed. Since its premiere season in 2014, 34 rising Australian choreographers have created works for this program. Showcasing a wealthy range of choreographic concepts, the tenth cohort of extremely proficient choreographers will create model new works on members of Sydney Dance Firm. 2023’s 4 choreographers will probably be introduced mid-year.

“I stay up for welcoming audiences into our world, to expertise a 12 months of invigorating, transformative dance,” Bonachela says.

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