Engage: With the Company

PPY 2016

Allie Graham: My First Term in the Pre-Professional Year

11 March 2016

The Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year course is giving me the opportunity to develop and extend my personal style of movement, refine my technical skills, deepen my understanding of the body and challenge the possibilities of movement. Linda Gamblin and Shane Carroll have made me… Read more

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New Dancers!

10 March 2016

We are delighted to have Nelson Earl and Josephine Weise join the Company in 2016. After graduating from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, Nelson undertook a year of full time dance training at Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year where he was fortunate enough to receive… Read more

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Rafael Bonachela’s ‘Lux Tenebris’ (Part Two)

01 March 2016

We continue to explore the creation of Rafael Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris. Hear from Company Dancer Juliette Barton and her journey from Darkness into Light. In the darkest of shadows… I am becoming the light, I can feel the glow of luminescent deflections in the hallways… Read more

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Inside the Music: Lux Tenebris Composer Nick Wales

23 February 2016

Nick Wales’ music is a hybrid between classical forms, electronic and popular music. Lux Tenebris is his fifth collaboration with Rafael Bonachela and his sixth work for Sydney Dance Company, including a collaboration with Sarah Blasko for the Emergence soundtrack in 2015. Nick speaks briefly on… Read more

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WIN a Trip to Europe

17 February 2016

Win a trip for two to Frankfurt, Germany to see the international premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris performed by the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company on 8 September. This year will see Sydney Dance Company’s first European co-production take place in partnership with the Dresden… Read more

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Rafael Bonachela’s ‘Lux Tenebris’ (Part One)

17 February 2016

Watch part one of four short videos, exploring the creation of Rafael Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris, a fiercely physical piece which questions what our world is without the dancing light in the darkness.  “And as the light dances in the darkness, the darkness looks on, bound… Read more

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Pre-Professional Year Class of 2016

09 December 2015

We are thrilled to announce the 24 aspiring young Australian and New Zealand dancers selected to take part our Pre-Professional Year program in 2016. Now in its third year, this 12-month intensive provides a unique training experience for aspiring contemporary dancers to train alongside the Sydney Dance… Read more