The Art House Presents

Sydney Dance Company: Frame of Mind

Wednesday 5 Jul
Showing in the Theatre
Pricing Information
Child (12 & under)

Two unique choreographic visions to sweep you off your feet

This is a wildly powerful double bill featuring the smash hit Wildebeest by Australia’s Gabrielle Nankivell and the multi award-winning Frame of Mind from Rafael Bonachela. Frame of Mind features a dramatic contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce Dessner (from America band The National), recorded by San Francisco’s virtuosic Kronos Quartet.
Winner of all four categories for the 2015 Helpmann Awards’ for its critically acclaimed premiere season. Having premiered as part of Sydney DanceCompany’s inaugural New Breed season, choreographic prodigy Gabrielle Nankivell’s eloquent Wildebeest showcases the power ofdancers as individuals and strength en masse. Moody and animalistic, it’s backed by a stormy and industrial score by Luke Smiles.
Don’t miss this gripping evening of dance in its limited Australian season..


 ‘★★★★… a potent blend of technique, daring and playfulness.’ – Sydney Morning Herald

‘★★★★… … an ensemble of technically blessed young dynamos.’ – Herald Sun

‘★★★★… … danced crisply and flawlessly… it is passionate yet highly precise, demanding and often breath-stealing.’ – The Guardian

‘★★★★… Bonachela’s Frame of Mind delivers an emotionally engaging and overarching choreographic mastery… electric’ – Daily Review

 ‘★★★★…A mesmerising journey through forms of animals, humans and mechanised tribes’ – Daily Review

‘The Australian ‘Nankivell sees beauty and wonder in the primitive, animalistic self, even with danger as a constant companion. Every molecule of the body is vibrantly alert, a state brilliantly captured by Bernhard Knauer at the beginning of Wildebeest and Janessa Dufty at the end’ – The Australian

‘The dancers move their incredible bodies in such a way that one forgets they are human.’ – The Plus Ones

‘Nankivell’s beast is in constant flux, its more human aspects being brought out in leaping and whirling duels and duets, the sound of the approaching storm adding to the dramatic tension’ – Limelight Magazine

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