The Art House presents
Bonachela / Lane - Sydney Dance Company
27 Jun 2020 Showing at The Art House Theatre
The Art House Presents
Bonachela / Lane
Sydney Dance Company
In 2020, Sydney Dance Company will explode the everyday and take you into the sublime with an electrifying double bill featuring Rafael Bonachela’s newest
creation Impermanence and Melanie Lane’s critically acclaimed WOOF.
Impermanence sees Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela join forces with Bryce Dessner of iconic American rock band The National who will compose a world premiere score that explores the ephemeral nature of all things. Completing the double bill is Melanie Lane’s smash-hit WOOF. Set to a bold electronic score by UK musician Clark, WOOF imagines a futuristic, apocalyptic fantasy with choreography that is “witty and fresh” (★★★★, The Sydney Morning Herald).
★★★★ “A thrilling dance work flush with wit and invention” – Daily Review (WOOF)
ABOUT SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY
Dance changes you. More than simply witnessing something beautiful, or engaging with culture, to experience dance is to be positively altered. From performances at the Joyce Theatre in New York, to the Grand in Shanghai, the Stanislavsky in Moscow and the Sydney Opera House at home, Sydney Dance Company has proved that there are no passive observers in a contemporary dance audience.
RAFAEL BONACHELA BIOGRAPHY
Rafael Bonachela was born in Barcelona where he began his early dance training before moving to London, and in 1992 joined the legendary Rambert Dance
In 2008, Rafael premiered his first full-length production 360° for Sydney Dance Company. Less than six months later, he was appointed Artistic Director
making headlines around the dance world. His vision for the Company embraces a guiding principle that has seen the repertoire grow with the addition
of commissioned dance works from Australian and visiting international guest choreographers. The premiere works are often programmed alongside Rafael’s
own creations, ensuring diversity for audiences and providing much sought-after opportunities for his remarkable ensemble of dancers to be exposed
to the work of some of the most in-demand choreographers of our time.
Rafael Bonachela’s internationally recognised talent has seen him work not only with contemporary dance at the highest level but also with artists from popular culture, such as Kylie Minogue, Tina Turner, Bryce Dessner, Sarah Blasko and Katie Noonan as well as leading fashion designers Dion Lee and Toni Maticevski. Such collaborative efforts reflect the inspiration he finds and utilises from culture today.
MELANIE LANE BIOGRAPHY
Melanie Lane is an Australian choreographer and performer. Based in Europe from 2000 - 2014, Melanie worked with artists such as Arco Renz, Club Guy and Roni, and Tino Seghal = performing internationally.