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4–5 June 2021

A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work, Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation. Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has composed a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. Performed live on stage by the Australian String Quartet, and the full might of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch. When COVID-19 struck in March 2020, Impermanence was only four days from its world premiere and opening night. After a tumultuous year, Sydney Dance Company bring it to the stage for the first time in 2021, now with added poignancy. Experience the power of dance and music performed live together, laden with meaning, fleeting and vulnerable. Join Sydney Dance Company in their return to the stage and from devastation, find energy, urgency, radiance and hope. Bryce Dessner’s music composition Impermanence is commissioned by the Australian String Quartet and Sydney Dance Company. This commission has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Synopsis

4–5 June 2021

A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work, Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation.

Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has composed a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. Performed live on stage by the Australian String Quartet, and the full might of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch.

When COVID-19 struck in March 2020, Impermanence was only four days from its world premiere and opening night. After a tumultuous year, Sydney Dance Company bring it to the stage for the first time in 2021, now with added poignancy. Experience the power of dance and music performed live together, laden with meaning, fleeting and vulnerable.

Join Sydney Dance Company in their return to the stage and from devastation, find energy, urgency, radiance and hope.

Bryce Dessner’s music composition Impermanence is commissioned by the Australian String Quartet and Sydney Dance Company. This commission has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Dates & Times

Friday 4 June, 7.30pm

Saturday 5 June, 7.30pm

Additional Information & Seating Map

At Canberra Theatre Centre, safety is our priority. We operate in accordance with our COVID Safety Plan.

Our theatres will be operating with capacity limitations, but our regular seating configuration will be in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons, but please move through the foyers and open spaces with physical distancing considerations in mind.

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Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Sydney Dance Company

CATEGORY:
Dance

DURATION:
Approximately 65 minutes, no interval.

WARNING:
This performance contains strobe lighting effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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Credits

(Program order is subject to change)

Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela
Composer: Bryce Dessner
Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper
Stage Designer: David Fleischer
Costume Designer: Aleisa Jelbart
Australian String Quartet: Dale Barltrop – Violin, Francesca Hiew – Violin, Stephen King – Viola, Michael Dahlenburg – Cello

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

 

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