Australia’s largest contemporary company
The Sydney Dance Company, with seventeen very high-level dancers, is Australia’s largest contemporary company. Founded in 1969 by dancer Suzanne Musitz, The Dance Company was renamed Sydney Dance Company ten years later by Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon. It is a Spanish choreographer, Rafael Bonachela, former dancer of the Rambert Dance Company, who has been in charge of the artistic direction since 2009, with no less than thirty ballets to his credit. The company had already come to Chaillot in 2018, with a triple program consisting of Lux Tenebris, Wildebeest and Full Moon.
The seventeen dancers showcase athletic and carnal gestures, with formidable precision. Fluidity and velocity are the key words of this ballet whose phrasing is based on complex intertwining. The very lyrical music of Nick Wales enamelled by the accents of a cello from a composition by Peteris Vask, makes the bodies vibrate like so many sensitive strings in this choreography full of energy, sensations, expressive virtuosity. At the heart of a captivating soundscape that connects the cello to electronic music, irradiated by a remarkable play of shadows and lights, the dancers live an experience made of flashes, composing duos and trios of overwhelming sensuality.
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