Interplay – Sydney Dance Company

FINAL SL Media Release Sydney Dance Company presents InterplaySydney Dance Company presents works from three prodigiously talented internationally acclaimed choreographers, bringing these super-­talents together for a tour de force triple bill contemporary dance season.

Interplay opens with the world premiere of Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director, Rafael Bonchela’s latest work, 2 in D Minor, set to the majestic sounds of one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s renowned Partitas for solo violin. Inspired by musical discoveries made during his 2012 collaboration on Project Rameau, this new piece has been two years in the making and sees dancers from the Sydney Dance Company ensemble joined on stage by acclaimed violinist Veronique Serret.

In 2011 Sydney Dance Company invited esteemed Frankfurt based Italian dancer/choreographer Jacopo Godani to create a new work as part of their season Shared Frequencies. The Company is thrilled to bring this incredible artist back to Australia to restage his acclaimed production of the ‘sleek and super sexy’ (The Australian) Raw Models, for Sydney audiences, and introduce the show to Canberra and Melbourne for the first time.

For the finale performance of the evening, former Sydney Dance Company dancer, Gideon Obarzanek -­ who went on to found and direct contemporary dance company Chunky Move, returns to his beginnings, presenting a new work commissioned as part of Sydney Dance Company’s 45th Anniversary celebrations.

Created in collaboration with dramaturg David Woods, L’Chaim! (which translates from Hebrew and Yiddish to ‘To Life!’) is a playful and epic piece showcasing Obarzanek’s genius for choreographing movement on a grand scale, employing the force of the full Sydney Dance Company ensemble, joined by actor Zoe Coombs Marr for the Sydney season, and David Wood for the Canberra and Melbourne seasons.

Drawing together three distinct visions for dance, Interplay presents a triple bill of breathtaking ambition – a glorious salute to the state of contemporary dance, and an exhilarating reminder that sometimes the things that set us apart are the things that bind us closest together.

Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Season: 15 March – 5 April 2014
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Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Season: 10 – 12 April 2014
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Southbank Theatre, 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank (Melbourne)
Season: 30 April – 10 May 2014
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Image: Interplay featuring Charmene Yap and Andrew Crawford – by Wendell Teodoro.