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Sydney Dance Company

65 minutes



Bryce Dessner (founder of the North American rock band The National and the winner of two Grammy awards) was inspired by the great fires seen in Australia to compose the soundtrack of a moving, purely emotional reflection on the transitory nature of human existence and the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation.

The choreography was danced for the first time a few days after the pandemic broke out, reinforcing the idea of vulnerability (but also of hope) that it conveys.

The Sydney Dance Company, directed by the choreographer Rafael Bonachela from La Garriga, is one of the most internationally renowned dance companies in Australia. It is directed by a Catalan dancer and choreographer who was a member of the prestigious London dance company Rambert from 1992 to 2004. In 2008, he premièred his first extensive production, 360°, for the Sydney Dance Company, and six months later he was appointed artistic director of the company.

Held by Mercat de les Flors in cooperation with Dansa Metropolitana.

Data sheet

Choreography: Rafael Bonachela - Music composed by: Bryce Dessner (the show's music also includes Another World, by Anohni) - Lighting designer: Damien Cooper - Stage design: David Fleischer - Costume design: Aleisa Jelbart - Sydney Dance Company's international tour is supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and also by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the New South Wales State Government through Create NSW. - The musical composition Impermanence, by Bryce Dessner, is a performance by the Australian String Quartet and the Sydney Dance Company. This project has received funding from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, a governmental arts funding and advisory body. - Sydney Dance Company is based in Gadigal. We show our respect for the elders of the past and present and we extend this respect to all the Peoples of the First Nations of the lands and waters where we live and work.

Planned functions


Mercat de les Flors
19 March at 20:00 h
Mercat de les Flors
22 January at 11:54 h