ASCENT - Sydney Dance Company
24 Feb 2024 - Capitol Theatre
Presented by Just Irresistible
Ascent is an inspired triple bill featuring the reprise of Antony Hamilton‘s Helpmann Award-winning Forever & Ever and two new works – I Am-ness by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela and The Shell, A Ghost, The Host & The Lyrebird by renowned international choreographer Marina Mascarell.
Brimming with physicality, Ascent tempers contemporary classical with futuristic experimentation.
****1/2 "Bold, emotive and visceral, Ascent is a must-see for lovers of dance" - ARTS HUB
I Am-ness calls for the convergence of the moving body and creative mind, as four dancers canvass the nature of existence with euphoric tenderness. Mascarell’s ethereal new work, The Shell, A Ghost, The Host & The Lyrebird, poses many questions as the dancers move through a constantly transforming space. To conclude the triple bill, Forever & Ever fuses dance, techno, high fashion and vivid lighting to hypnotic effect.
Brought to life by Sydney Dance Company's superb ensemble, this is a creative union at once forceful, sumptuous and dizzying. We are thrilled to welcome back Sydney Dance Company to Tamworth!
“Lonely Angel”, meditation for violin
and strings by Pēteris Vasks
Costume Design Realisation
The Shell, A Ghost, The Host & The Lyrebird
Marina Mascarell, in collaboration with
Sophie Jones, Jesse Scales, Lucy Angel,
Coco Wood, Liam Green, Dean Elliott,
Emily Seymour, Jacopo Grabar
and Luke Hayward.
Set & Costume DESIGNERS
Lauren Brincat and Leah Giblin
Forever & Ever