Sydney Dance Company: 2 One Another

Sydney Dance Company 2 One Another - photo by Peter GreigSince its 2012 premiere, Rafael Bonachela’s multi-award winning tour de force, 2 One Another has left critics and audiences speechless and must be experienced to be believed. Now it returns for a limited season at the Roslyn Packer Theatre from 5 October 2017.

Crackling with exultant power and intricate physical conversation, a pulsing pixelated backdrop, baroque-meets-electronica soundtrack and fragments of poetry, 2 One Another is a bright hour of irrefutable sensuality, delivering a visceral charge that has rocked audiences around the world.

2 One Another is the result of an exciting collaboration between Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director and choreographer Rafael Bonachela, set and costume designer Tony Assness and composer/music director Nick Wales, with poetry by Samuel Webster.

The result is an exultant and moving study of human interaction and relationships, 2 One Another explores the couple (2), the individual (One), and the group (Another), and is set against a stunning digital backdrop of motion design and animation, featuring an exceptional soundtrack – seamlessly encompassing Baroque and electronica – shot through with fragments of poetry created and utilized during the soundtrack development of the work.

Premiering in Sydney in March 2012, 2 One Another has since toured nationally and to nine cities across North America, South America and Russia. It has won numerous including: Most Outstanding Choreography (Rafael Bonachela), Most Outstanding Female Dancer (Charmene Yap), and Most Outstanding Performance by a Company (Sydney Dance Company) at the 2013 Australian Dance Awards; Best Ensemble and Best Female Dancer at the 2012 Green Room Awards; and Best Female Dancer for Charmene Yap at the 2012 Helpmann Awards.

“Always exhilarating… Bonachela has harnessed the strength and skills of the dancers in a thrillingly fluent piece that maintains its vibrancy over its hour-long journey.” – Sydney Morning Herald

2 One Another
Roslyn Packer Theatre, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay (Sydney)
Season: 5 – 14 October 2017

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Image: Sydney Dance Company’s 2 One Another – photo by Peter Greig