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Sydney Dance Company

ab [intra] 2023

Choreographed by Rafael Bonachela

Explore the depth of human impulse with Rafael Bonachela’s critically-acclaimed ab [intra], fresh from a successful season in Sydney and France in 2022 – including a sold-out season at the prestigious Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris!

Photo credit Pedro Greig

In 2023 Sydney Dance Company will present an electrifying journey into the extremes of human nature. Discover what drives our relationships and ignites our ambitions in this visceral piece showcasing Australia’s best contemporary dancers.

Meaning ‘from within’ in Latin, ab [intra] is “dazzling, electrifying, heartfelt” (Limelight).

The music fuses lush cello with ambient electronica and the exquisite dancers occupy a visually arresting ethereal world. 

A dynamic work of exquisite athleticism, ab [intra] exposes the shared instincts that drive us apart and bring us back together.

“contemporary dance at its most evocative and beautiful”

★★★★ Time Out


"Bold… impressive athleticism and energy… has to be seen to be believed.”
★★★★ – Sydney Morning Herald 

“lush, complex and equally virtuosic…everywhere you look in this piece there is something and someone intriguing." ★★★★★ – Limelight "The return of the Sydney Dance Company classic is a must-see…. complex… intriguing… absorbing." ★★★★½ - The Sydney Morning Herald

"dazzling, virtuosic and unforgettable… mesmerising choreography" 
- Australian Stage Online

France 2022 "… the bodies vibrate like so many sensitive chords in this choreography full of energy, sensations and expressive virtuosity.” ★★★★“ - Theatre Online (France) “Breathtaking ensembles, oscillating between perfect synchronization and an explosion of primary instincts, punctuate this delicious whirlwind with perfectly mastered play of lights, in which it is impossible not to be caught up in.” - Arts in the City (France) “an almost incomprehensible fluidity and softness”
- Le Point (France)

Previous Tour

May to August, 2023


Choreographer Rafael Bonachela
Music Nick Wales, featuring Klātbūtne (Presence) by Pēteris Vasks
Lighting Damien Cooper
Costumes and Sets David Fleischer

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