2020 Season One - Rafael Bonachela and William Forsythe (Melbourne)

Sydney Dance Company

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“Sydney Dance Company offered a great opportunity to my students who have not seen contemporary dance live or have been to a theatre before. They loved that the dancers were from diverse backgrounds. My students cannot wait to attend again next year"
Teacher - Noble Park Secondary College

“The talk on the bus was extremely positive. They loved seeing the dancers on stage warming up and recognising movements they do in class. Students enjoyed hearing from the choreographers and their choreographic process.”
Teacher - Para Hills High School

Since the 2010 premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s award-winning 6 Breaths the work has toured to New York, London, Barcelona, the Venice Biennale in Italy and the prestigious Movimentos Festival in Germany. A symphony of dance, music by Italian composer Ezio Bosso and costume design by Josh Goot, this emotive work will take your breath away.

Us 50 is a grand-scale work by Gideon Obarzanek featuring 50 performers made up of past dancers that have graced our stage, current Company dancers, and members of our community.

Sydney Dance Company’s primary and secondary school matinees are designed to open the doors to enjoying, understanding and appreciating dance and live performance.

Students will experience a behind the scenes look with pre and post show demonstrations and Q&A's with Sydney Dance Company's team such as choreographers, dancers and backstage technical experts. They will experience the magic of live performance and learn the secrets of how the show goes on.

Teachers will receive production resources with curriculum relevant information detailing the creative process behind the performance they are attending with students. Included are examples of activities and tasks to explore with students back in the classroom.
Warnings not applicable

More Reviews

“The whole performance was amazing. I especially loved the combination of duos and the abstract movement. I aspire to create movement like that.”

“I learned that it doesn’t matter about the age you started dancing or the hometown you were raised – training hard and believing in yourself can help you achieve your dream and dance can take you anywhere.”

“This is the first time I have seen Sydney Dance Company performance and felt that afterwards, I truly understood where dance can go and what it can express.”

“After watching Sydney Dance Company perform, I realised that not every dance work needs to be a series of kicks, turns and leaps; that the movements can be unique and intricate.”

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance


Creative Process Community And Tradition




2 Hours - including all pre and post show talks and demonstrations.


$28 per student ticket (One complimentary teacher ticket for every 20 students booked, additional teacher tickets $28)


Arts Centre, Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3


Friday 15 May 2020 - 12:00pm -2:00pm

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