Currently wowing Central Australian audiences with their acclaimed production of Rafael Bonachela’s 2 One Another, Sydney Dance Company is excited to announce they will soon be taking the show on an extensive overseas tour, performing 13 shows in six countries across three continents in September/October this year.
The tour includes stops in Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and Mexico where the Company is excited to return to the Festival Interncional Cervantino for the first time in over a decade. During their last performance at the Festival, they attracted audiences in excess of 5,000 across three performances of Graeme Murphy’s Salone in 2001.
In the USA they will perform in Irvine and San Diego, California, before returning to white Bird Dance House in Portland, Oregon, where the Company has regularly performed over the past 20 years.
The final leg of the tour will mark the Company’s first trip to Russia, with performances at the prestigious Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow.
Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela says, “As Australia’s flagship contemporary dance company we tour internationally every year, and we are particularly excited to partner with Singapore Airlines to share the extraordinary talents of our dancers with audiences in South America. We have worked closely with the Australian Latin America foundation on finalizing the tour.”
“In addition to providing the Company the opportunity to participate in some exciting international events such as the Festival Internacial Cervantino, we are proud to contribute to celebrations recognizing the fiftieth anniversary of Australia’s diplomatic relations with Peru.”
Sydney Dance Company’s production of Rafael Bonachela’s 2 One Another premiered in Sydney in March 2012 and has since routed Australia. The show has received mutliple awards including Best Ensemble and Best Female Dance (2012 Green Room Awards) and Best Female Dancer (2012 Helpmann Awards).
Beautiful, dynamic and highly physical, 2 One Another is an exultant and sensual study of human interaction and relationships, exploring the couple (2), the individual (One) and the group (Another).
Throughout the show the dancers’ performance is set against a stunning digital backdrop of motion design and animation with an exceptional soundtrack – seamlessly embracing Baroque to electronica – shot through with poetry fragments created and utilized during the development of the work.
The touring party will consist of 25 people including dancers and technical support and is a detailed logistical exercise involving everything from planning for dancing at high altitudes through to coordinating freight movements to ensure the set arrives on time at each venue.
Looking to the future, Rafael Bonachela adds, “Sydney Dance Company will continue to work closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. As part of our strategic development we are currently looking at possibilities to develop new touring networks in Asia, to align with national priorities identified in the Australia and the Asian Century White Paper.”