Sydney Dance Company (SDC) has announced its 2020 program.

Contemporary dance fans will be excited to hear that Season One features an Australian premiere from none other than William Forsythe. SDC will perform Forsythe’s N.N.N.N., a work that presents the mind in four parts, represented by four dancers. The dancers draw a complex and intense register with their bodies, with amplified breath providing the soundtrack to choreography that builds from a fluid entanglement of limbs through to high voltage chaos.

The program also includes two works from SDC Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela. Exploring the ephemeral nature of all things, Impermanence will see Bonachela join forces with Bryce Dessner of American rock band The National, to make a new work with a specially created score, performed live on stage by the Australian String Quartet.

The second work from Bonachela, E2 7SD, is the duet that launched his choreographic career in 2004. Conceived as a performance and sound sculpture of an emotionally charged landscape, E2 7SD is based on personal diaries. The work was awarded the Place Prize.

Entitled “Bonachela/Forsythe”, Season One will play Sydney, March/April, and Melbourne in May.

The company will then head on a national tour, with Bonchela’s Impermanence and Melanie Lane’s WOOF, between June and August, returning to Sydney in late August for Season Two, a return run of Bonachela’s ab [intra]. Fresh from a European tour, this work is "an exploration of our primal instincts, our impulses and our visceral responses," says Bonachela.

Following Season 2, SDC will travel to Europe and South America, touring impermanence, ab [intra] and WOOF through September and October.

Last but not least, SDC’s annual “New Breed” season will showcase the work of emerging choreographers, who will create new pieces on SDC’s dancers. “New Breed” will play Sydney, November/December.

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