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Impermanence

Dance

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Sydney Dance Company

A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work, Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation.

Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has composed a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. Performed live on stage by the Australian String Quartet, and the full might of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch.

When COVID-19 struck in March 2020, Impermanence was only four days from its world premiere and opening night. After a tumultuous year, Sydney Dance Company bring it to the stage for the first time in 2021, now with added poignancy. Experience the power of dance and music performed live together, laden with meaning, fleeting and vulnerable.

Join Sydney Dance Company in their return to the stage and from devastation, find energy, urgency, radiance and hope.

Bryce Dessner’s music composition Impermanence is commissioned by the Australian String Quartet and Sydney Dance Company. This commission has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

CREATIVES
Choreographer Rafael Bonachela
Composer Bryce Dessner
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Stage Designer David Fleischer
Costume Designer Aleisa Jelbart
Australian String Quartet Dale Barltrop – Violin, Francesca Hiew – Violin, Stephen King – Viola, Michael Dahlenburg – Cello  

Gallery 

Hero image by Matteo Macri
Performance images by Pedro Greig

Dates 

14 August 2021

Times 

8:00pm, Saturday 14 August

Duration
Approx. 65 minutes (without an interval)

Prices 

Adult
$70.00

Concession 
$67.00

Araluen Member
$65.00

Araluen Concession Member
$60.00

All ticket prices include GST.

Genre 

Dance

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Box Office or call us on 8951 1122.
We highly recommend you pre-book your seats. 

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

TBC

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. 

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