Bonachela / Nankivell / Lane

Sydney Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary bursts into life in 2019 with a formidable triple bill from three remarkable Australian choreographic talents, each of whom has carved their own unique style, pushing at the possibilities of movement and taking audiences on unforgettable journeys.

The Triple bill will be comprised of the world premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s Cinco; a new work by Gabrielle Nankivell called Neon Aether and Melanie Lane’s 2017 smash hit, WOOF, all sharing the stage for the first time.


Wednesday 31 July – Sat 3 August
Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla

Renowned as one of the world’s strongest forces in contemporary dance, Sydney Dance Company is returning to the Middleback Arts Centre for one night only on 3 August. SDC’s 50th Anniversary Triple Bill: Bonachela/Nankivell/Lane, includes the world premiere of Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela’s Cinco; a new work by South Australian Gabrielle Nankivell Neon Aether and Melanie Lane’s New Breed 2017 smash hit, WOOF, all sharing the stage for the first time.

Alongside this exclusive performance, Sydney Dance Company’s leading Teaching Artists and the Company Ensemble will deliver a series of Intensive Workshops over 3 days which will culminate in a pre-show performance at the Middleback Arts Centre on the 3rd August.

The workshops are a unique opportunity to experience how the Sydney Dance Company creates and performs new and original movement. Participants can expect to be guided through a contemporary technique warm-up, taught company repertoire and be led through a composition task utilised by the Company to generate new movement for one of the works in Bonachela / Nankivell / Lane.

During the intensive, students will devise their own work which will be presented to family and friends before the performance by Sydney Dance Company.

Open to Advanced contemporary dance students from ages 12 to 18 years. Places are limited, so bookings are essential

Price: $75 per person (includes a ticket to the performance)

What to bring: dancewear and drinking water

Workshop Schedule: 

Wednesday 31 July       4pm – 8pm
Warm up and contemporary technique; repertoire/choreographic tasks with teaching artists
Venue: Middleback Arts Centre

Thursday 1 August        4pm – 8pm
Warm up and contemporary technique; repertoire/choreographic tasks with Teaching Artists
Venue: Middleback Arts Centre

Friday 2 August            4pm-8pm
Warm up and contemporary technique; polish repertoire; choreographic tasks with the SDC company ensemble and teaching artists.
Venue: TAFE Whyalla

Saturday 3 August        from 4pm
Warm up and polish off learnt repertoire; dress rehearsal and performance of the group’s work.  A special performance space will be set-up for the group to present their work to the gathered show audience at 7pm.
Venue: TAFE Whyalla and Middleback Arts Centre foyer

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