The Art House presents

Impermanence - Sydney Dance Company

6 Oct - 7 Oct 2021 Showing at The Art House Theatre

Info Cast & Creatives


Due to the current COVID situation this show has been postponed to Tuesday 19th July 2022 8PM. All existing ticket holders have been contacted by email.

All Art House patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health Order guidelines at the time of performance. CLICK HERE to view the current COVID safety measures, updated as legislation changes.

The Art House Presents

Impermanence - Sydney Dance Company

A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work,  Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation.

Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has created a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. With an exquisite score*, and the full power of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch.

After a tumultuous 2020, Sydney Dance Company are thrilled to bring Impermanence to the stage in 2021, now with added poignancy. Experience the power of dance and music, laden with meaning, fleeting and vulnerable.

Don't miss one of the most renowned dance companies in the country, returning to the Art House stage.

*please note we are yet to confirm if the score will be performed live onstage 
Bryce Dessner’s music composition Impermanence is commissioned by the Australian String Quartet and Sydney Dance Company. This commission has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


Cast & Creatives

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela

Composer: Bryce Dessner

Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper

Stage Designer: David Fleischer

Costume Designer: Aleisa Jelbart

Australian String Quartet (recorded score): Dale Barltrop – Violin, Francesca Hiew – Violin, Stephen King – Viola, Michael Dahlenburg – Cello



The Art House Theatre


Wed 06 Oct 2021 - 8PM

Thu 07 Oct 2021 - 8PM

Important Information

Duration: 65 minutes (no interval)
Dine & Discover Vouchers can be redeemed online, via phone or by visiting us in person. Please note they cannot be used for door sales 1 hour prior to a performance. For more information on how to use your vouchers CLICK HERE.


Adult: $49
Concession: $42
Member: $39
Under 30: $35
Child: $25