Tag Archives: Rafael Bonachela

Beasts in the wilderness, spirits in flight: SDC’s new double bill

Wildebeest, Sydney Dance Company, photo © Pedro Greig

We’re edging closer to the third decade of the 21st century but as the year 2020 approaches we seem to

Dancing in the shadows and playing with pomposity

Cacti, Sydney Dance Company, photo © Peter Greig

First impression of Rafael Bonachela’s new work, Lux Tenebris: Tribal clusters struggling to escape confined spaces. It’s hard to tell,

Triptych: Where everything’s in three part harmony

Sydney Dance Company, Triptych, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, David Mack and Jesse Scales, photo © Peter Grieg

Triptych is the most satisfying production staged by the Sydney Dance Company since Rafael Bonachela took the artistic director’s reins

Quintett: A Forsythe masterpiece opens Sydney Dance Company’s year

Sydney Dance Company, Quintett, Jesse Scales and Cass Mortimer Eipper, photo © Peter Greig

William Forsythe’s Quintett has none of the fireworks of his In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated or The Vertiginous Thrill of

The Murphy & Vernon Heritage: a work in progress

Janet Vernon and Graeme Murphy rehearsing Firebird, 2009, photo  © Alex Makayev

Goodwill and nostalgia united in equal measures when Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon walked onto the stage of the Sydney

Forsythe’s letter to his wife opens Sydney Dance Company’s 2015 season

Quintett, photo © Ryan Schude

William Forsythe’s Quintett, created in 1993, is the centerpiece of Sydney Dance Company’s 2015 season. Forsythe has said that Quintett

Dance nominees in the Helpmann Awards, 2014

The Bright Stream, Maria Alexandrova as Zina, Bolshoi Ballet, photo © Damir Yusupov

The dance panel for the Helpmann Awards 2014 has shortlisted four works for Best Ballet or Dance Work, and in

The Murphy heritage preserved on film

Josef Brown, Tracey Trundle and Bradley Chatfield, Sydney Dance Company's Salome, choreography by Graeme Murphy, photo © Lois Greenfield

When Rafael Bonachela was appointed artistic director of the Sydney Dance Company at the end of 2008 he told me:

To Life! Sydney Dance Company takes a step away from the dark side

If you’ve never attended a Jewish wedding it’s hard to visualise the power of the Hora, danced by the wedding

Memories of the year that was, hopes for the year to come

Isabella Boylston, Swan Lake, American Ballet Theatre, photo © Gene Schiavone

Looking backwards before glimpsing forward, the two highlights of the Australian dance year were the season of the Paris Opera