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Three ground-breaking works in one unmissable season

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SDC De Novo featuring Jessica Thompson & Chen Wen. Photo by Ellis Parrinder

This March Sydney Dance Company presents De Novo, a trio of unmissable dance works from three exceptional choreographers, brought to life by Australia’s premier contemporary dance ensemble.

The first, Rafael Bonachela’s Emergence acknowledges his enduring fascination with popular culture. For this show Bonachela commissioned composer Nick Wales and internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko, in her first foray into the contemporary dance world, to create an original music score for his world-premiere production. Acclaimed fashion designer Dion Lee also developed an exclusive collection of costumes for the production.

The second performance, Cacti is the critically acclaimed work of one of Europe’s most highly sought after artists, award-winning Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman. Featuring 16 dancers, a string quartet and a dynamic set – complete with potted cacti – this brilliant, fresh and engaging performance celebrates the simple pleasures of dance.

Thirdly, from up and coming Australian choreographer Larissa McGowan comes Fanatic, a hilarious high energy performance set in the lounge room of a disillusioned movie fan who is using Youtube to vent his feelings on the release of the Alien vs. Predator franchise. This tongue-in-cheek exploration of sci-fi fan culture is pulse-pounding, chest-busting dance action.

De Novo opens at Sydney Theatre on March 1, 2013, for a three-week season until March 23. To book, click here.