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The Sydney Dance Company is showcasing Antony Hamilton’s work Forever & Ever for the very first time in Sydney, alongside Rafael Bonachela’s award-winning Frame Of Mind. 

“I don’t know if I’ve actually seen Raf’s work with the Sydney Dance Company, so I’m quite excited to see that. For my work, it tends always to be something very unexpected and I guess quite a surreal experience combined with technical choreography that really pushes the dances to their limits.”

This double bill will enchant audiences and explore the ideas of sound, endurance, disorder in society and the volatility of the human psyche. Choreographer, Antony Hamilton said,

“We’re working with a very deep, techno sort of perpetual beat that travels through the whole piece. We also explore duplication, so the performers are constantly multiplying throughout the piece and the set is growing, as well as ideas of larger things around society.”

Hamilton wants the audience to form their own understanding of the performance, with an underlying aim to push the sensory experience of the audience to its limits, both visually and sonically. 

“The opportunity to work with a dance company who is essentially one of the most oiled machines in the country, if not internationally, makes you just want to stretch their abilities to the fullest way possible. I guess it’s a technical exercise for me in being able to extend the potential of my own choreography with the very best artists that are around,” Hamilton concluded. 

Oct 16-27. Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. $20-$95+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneydancecompany.com

By Jade Morellini