Lloyd Bradford Syke September 11, 2013
Add Benjamin Britten, Rimbaud, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Katie Noonan and eight of Sydney Dance Company's best for a magic night of theatre.
Lloyd Bradford Syke March 7, 2013
Three new works from Sydney Dance Company master choreographer Rafael Bonachela veer from dramatic intensity to laugh-out-loud funny. But always thrillingly contemporary.
Lloyd Bradford Syke November 5, 2012
What are the chances? Two of Australia’s leading lights in the performing arts — Rafael Bonachela, artistic director of the Sydney Dance Company, and Richard Tognetti, artistic director of the Australian Chamber orchestra — discover a mutual passion in Jean-Philippe Rameau. Who? Precisely. As Tognetti points out, Rameau’s legend and music was dead almost as […]
Lloyd Bradford Syke March 22, 2012 2 Comments
Dance can be an elusive thing, narratively. Which is why I tend to prefer the oblique, abstract and allusive to any pretensions to particularity. Sydney Dance Company artistic director Rafael Bonachela seems to have taken on a similar outlook with the company’s latest work, 2 One Another, which he has choreographed. It is gestural and […]
Lloyd Bradford Syke October 24, 2011
Apparently, when Sydney Dance Company was recruiting for a new artistic director after the departure of Graeme Murphy, the man that landed the job, Raphael Bonachela, included a video of The Land Of Yes And The Land Of No as part of his resume. I can see why he was hired. This, I reckon, is […]
Lloyd Bradford Syke April 7, 2011
Things have changed at the Sydney Dance Company. Many of us are, perhaps, still seeking to full embrace that change: the Murphy-Vernon era was so extended, intrinsic and defining for the company that it might take some time yet for Barcelona-born Raphael Bonachela to cement his position as artistic director in the collective consciousness of […]