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Review – Sydney Dance Company, Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words, Sydney Dance Company Sydney Theatre, Wednesday 8th October, 2014, 8pm Watching the Sydney Dance Company dance their latest double bill is like watching the most accomplished actors deliver a dense script in fast forward, and flawlessly so! It is hard to imagine the amount of work the company has done to realise […]

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Bangarra ensemble - Bangarra - Patyegarang - Photo by Jess Bialek

Review – Bangarra Dance Theatre “Patyegarang”

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House 14 June, 2014 Patyegarang is a gentle work. Its 70 minutes drift by almost as though one is gazing through a filmy gauze of muted tones back to a dream-like, softened version of early Sydney. Artistic Director Stephen Page based this work around the fascinating story of Patyegarang, a fifteen-year-old […]

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Vivienne Wong and Rudy Hawkes in Chroma The Australian Ballet 2014 Photography Jess Bialek

Review – The Australian Ballet “Chroma”

Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House 28 April, 2014 Billed as “Mozart meets the White Stripes; classical meets contemporary”, the Australian Ballet’s current triple bill seeks to deliver interesting diversions of the classical vernacular, based around the acquisition of the title work, Chroma, by British choreographer Wayne McGregor, which he created in 2006 for the Royal […]

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The New Zealand School of Dance's Graduation Season 2014. Te Whaea Theatre, Wellington. 19 to 29 November 2014.

Review – New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Season 2014

Te Whaea Theatre, Wellington New Zealand Friday 28th November, 2014, 7:30pm Warm anticipation filled the auditorium of the New Zealand School of Dance’s Te Whaea Theatre for the ninth performance of their graduation season, an evening showcasing their classical and contemporary streams in seven diverse and challenging works by international choreographers. There were two intervals […]

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Review – Keir Choreographic Awards Finals

Carriageworks, Sydney Saturday, 19th July, 8pm The Keir Choreographic Award is a new national choreography competition dedicated to commissioning new work and promoting innovation in contemporary dance in Australia. Initiated by the Keir Foundation with support from Carriageworks, Dancehouse and the Australia Council, this biennial award follows the likes of the prestigious Place Prize in […]

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Review – Hofesh Schecter Company “Sun”

Sydney Opera House Wednesday 27 August, 2014 7pm There is Nothing New Under the Sun The sun is a symbol of life – warmth, light and heat. Something that is beautiful and desirable (particularly in England where the Hofesh Shechter Company is based); something that illuminates. But, there are also tales that hint at its […]

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SDC Interplay 2 in D Minor

Review – Sydney Dance Company “Interplay”

Sydney Theatre Monday, 17 March 2014, 8pm “Super sleek and sexy” is the catch phrase Sydney Dance Company uses to market this triple bill, a line taken from the Australian’s 2011 review of Raw Models by guest choreographer Jacopo Godani. “Sex” certainly sells, but this is far too simplistic a phrase for the evening’s outstanding […]

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