Arts & Entertainment

New Breed 2016

Photo: Peter Greig

Sydney Dance Company teams up with Carriageworks to celebrate emerging choreographers in the third instalment of New Breed.

“For almost half a century, Sydney Dance Company has been the home of contemporary dance in Australia, with a strong dedication to nurturing the next generation of Australian choreographic artists,” said Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.

“We are proud to further contribute to this legacy through a unique program, and to invest in what we believe is the very foundation of the future of Australian contemporary dance – its creators.”

With the support of The Balnaves Foundation, New Breed, which launched in 2014, seeks to nurture new choreographic talent by developing a unique platform for artists to showcase their skills.

“This partnership provides a commitment to ensuring that supportive creative pathways exist for independent artists,” said Victoria Balnaves of The Balnaves Foundation.

“We are delighted that the previous performances of New Breed have been so well received both on a local and international platform and we are confident that this year’s selection of choreographers will enjoy equal success.”

New Breed will feature four new pieces by next generation choreographers from across Australia; Rachel Arianne Ogle, Shian Law, Jesse Scales and Richard Cilli.

Dynamic and diverse works from some fresh new talent should make for an excellent night of dance fuelled by some of Australia’s best contemporary dancers.

Shian Law’s piece Epic Theatre will see members of the public share centre stage with the dancers of Sydney Dance Company. (SH)

Nov 29-Dec 10. Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. Tickets & info:


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