Give more children access to the performing arts.

Performance dates & times

Friday 10 May
12:00 PM

Running Time 2 hours (including post-show Q&A)

Price range

Per student
$28.00

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

SUITABILITY: Years 7 – 12
Warning: Strobe lighting, theatrical smoke and haze

Sydney Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary bursts into life with a formidable triple bill from Rafael Bonachela, Gabrielle Nankivell and Melanie Lane, each having carved their own unique style, pushing at the possibilities of movement.

In the Melbourne premiere of Cinco, Rafael Bonachela melds five virtuosic dancers, the award-winning lighting of Damien Cooper and the imagination and skill of fashion designer Bianca Spender with celebrated Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s achingly magnificent String Quartet #2.

Gabrielle Nankivell’s Neon Aether, also a premiere, transports both dancer and viewer to a vivid yet ethereal world beyond the clouds. Melanie Lane’s 2017 New Breed smash-hit WOOF mashes classical, romantic and pop, driven by a dramatic musical score by acclaimed British electronic artist Clark.

Sydney Dance Company’s secondary school matinee combines two of these works with pre-show talks and demonstrations, offering students insights into our Artists’ creative processes. Students will also engage in a post-show panel and Q&A with company dancers, creatives and arts business professionals, developing their understanding of various dance industry career pathways.

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas
The Arts
Capabilities Critical and Creative Thinking
Health and Physical Education
Capabilities Personal and Social
Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts Critical and Creative Thinking
Health and Physical Education Personal and Social

Teachers' Resources

Teachers’ Resources – Neon Aether

Teachers’ Resources – Cinco


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