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Sydney Dance Company


Ascent is a triple bill of “challenging, perfectly executed and deeply satisfying contemporary dance” (Australian Arts Review).

Sydney Dance Company presents Ascent, an inspired triple bill featuring the reprise of Antony Hamilton’s Helpmann Award-winning Forever & Ever and two new works – I Am-ness by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela and The Shell, A Ghost, The Host and The Lyrebird by renowned international choreographer Marina Mascarell. 

Brimming with physicality, Ascent tempers contemporary classical with futuristic experimentation with three innovative works from local and international talents. Full of electric movement and emotional force, Ascent is an arresting portrait of contemporary dance and its potential to move, excite and activate audiences.

Brought to life by Sydney Dance Company’s superb ensemble, this program is a sensorial delight complete with inventive installations and magnetic musical scores. A creative union at once forceful, sumptuous and dizzying.

Two world premieres by Marina Mascarell and Rafael Bonachela. Helpmann Award-winning return of Antony Hamilton’s Forever & Ever

“poignant choreography… a must-watch for the curious.” ★★★★

Sydney Morning Herald

“Bold, emotive and visceral, Ascent is a must-see for lovers of dance.” ★★★★ ½

Arts Hub

“Ascent is a sumptuous combination of choreography, music, movement, and light... A must see.”

Fjord Review
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February 2024

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