Les Illuminations

Katie NoonanExperience an evening of breathtaking dance, ravishing design and spectacular music up close with Sydney Dance Company, Katie Noonan and Sydney Symphony. Featuring choreography by Rafael Bonachela and costumes by Toni Maticevski, Les Illuminations celebrates the centenary of one of the world’s greatest composers, Benjamin Britten.

Set on a catwalk in the intimate surrounds of the Studio, duets of Sydney Dance Company dancers join songstress Katie Noonan and Musicians of the Sydney Symphony in this world-first. This boutique performance is the closest you will get to experience the sensory delights of some of Australia’s leading creative talents.

Performed in two parts, the first dedicated solely to Britten’s music, Les Illuminations is a reflection of love in all forms. First performed in 1940 and devoted to lifelong companion Peter Pears, the score for Britten’s Les Illuminations is set around the suite of romantic poems by French poet Arthur Rimbaud.

Recently named one of Australia’s top 100 singers of all time (Herald Sun, 2013), this will be the second time Katie Noonan joins Sydney Dance Company, having previously collaborated with Rafael Bonachela for LANDforms (2011). Les Illuminations marks Toni Maticevski’s second foray into contemporary dance costume design, with his first venture winning a 2012 Helpmann Award.

Les Illuminations
Studio – Sydney Opera House
Season: 28 – 31 August 2013
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

For more information, visit: www.sydneydancecompany.com for details.

Image: Katie Noonan in Les Illuminations

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