Sydney Dance Company at home & on tour
Sydney Dance Company is maintaining a busy schedule of performances this spring! Right now the troupe is presenting Triptych at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay. Next up, the ensemble joins another one of Australia’s greatest ensembles, the Australian Chamber Orchestra. These two organisations will come together on Sunday, October 25 for one unmissable performance, Illuminated.
In this stunning showcase of virtuoso dance and music, a trio of breathtaking dance pieces created by Helpmann Award-winning choreographer Rafael Bonachela are set to the compositions of Benjamin Britten, Vivaldi, JS Bach, and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Dancers and musicians, led by the irrepressible Richard Tognetti, share the limelight and the stage throughout the performance, joined by acclaimed Opera Australia Principal Soprano Taryn Fiebig performing Britten’s acclaimed song cycle Les Illuminations.
This one-off Melbourne exclusive premiere is presented at Melbourne Art Centre’s State Theatre at 5pm that Sunday. Early booking is recommended to secure your seats, following sell-out seasons of Project Rameau at Sydney Theatre in 2012, and Les Illuminations at Sydney Opera House in 2013.
This premiere of Illuminated precedes SDC and Australian Chamber Orchestra’s inaugural joint international tour. The two companies present Illuminated at Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Theatre on November 13 and 14 with special guest soprano Katie Noonan. The occasion marks a rare co-presentation by two major Australian performing arts companies in Asia.
Next, SDC will present a series of performances in Germany in November – first at Fürth’s Stadtheater and then the renowned Festpiele Ludwigshafen. Noonan will also accompany SDC to these theatres.
For more information on Australia’s leading contemporary dance company, its show Illuminated or its three-part international tour with Katie Noonan across two continents, visit sydneydancecompany.com. Follow the journey on social media at www.facebook.com/sydneydanceco.
Photo by Peter Greig.