Due to the state of the art, flexible theatre spaces, CarriageWorks is
fast becoming Sydney’s most popular space for physical theatre and
dance. Currently the home of So You Think You Can Dance Australia, CarriageWorks is looking forward to a year of outstanding works from some of Australia’s premiere dance companies and artists.
Here is a taste of what will be on offer for dance and physical theatre enthusiasts throughout 2008.
For more information head to www.carriageworks.com.au
Underground. Photographer Heidrun Lohr
PLATFORM 1 / HIP HOP FESTIVAL
28 & 29 MARCH
2-day festival of Hip Hop - battles, graff comps, dance workshops, free events and 2 huge nights of entertainment.
BACK FROM FRONT / DEAN WALSH
1 – 11 MAY
Physically gutsy and visually inventive, Back From Front explores the experiences of returned soldiers and the impact of their wartime encounters on future generations. Presented by Performance Space.
REELDANCE FESTIVAL 2008
11 – 18 MAY
ReelDance International Dance on Screen Festival – big bands, dancing instruction, screenings, installations and much much more... www.reeldance.org.au . Presented by Performance Space.
PARADISE CITY / BRANCH NEBULA
29 MAY – 8 JUN
In a spectacular hybrid of urban street-style meets dance, a skater, a break-dancer, a BMX rider, an acrobat, a dancer and a singer converge in a stark urban space. Presented by Performance Space.
VX18504 / ATYP + MERYL TANKARD
23 JUL – 2 AUG
Exuberant blend of theatre and dance exploring the origins of conflict in society.
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY SEASON 2
26 JUL – 16 AUG
World premiere by Rafael Bonachela, bridging the worlds of pop and the avant-garde.
GROUND UP / BERNADETTE WALONG
14 – 24 AUG
A hybrid of dance, installation, live voice and film, Ground Up draws on Indigenous creation stories as well as the concepts of totemic embodiment, flight and navigation. Presented by Performance Space.
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY SEASON 3
4 – 25 OCT
World premiere by Aszure Barton, described as the most innovative new choreographic voice of her generation.
UNDERGROUND / DANCE NORTH
23 OCT – 1 NOV
Subway commuters slip between mundane reality and a vivid dream world in this explosive dance theatre work that shifts from darkly moody to hilariously funny to terrifyingly athletic. Presented by Performance Space.
THE AGE I’M IN / KATE CHAMPION’S FORCE MAJEURE
25 NOV – 6 DEC
A smash hit at Sydney Festival 2008, Kate Champion’s beautiful portrait of Australia returns. This new and enhanced performance will delight old and new audiences alike.