Sydney Dance Company
Lux Tenebris

The Nelson Meers Foundation is proud to be supporting the Sydney Dance Company's striking world premiere work for 2016, Lux Tenebris.

Named for the Latin term meaning 'Light and Darkness' and created by Artistic Director and Helpmann Award winning choreographer Rafael Bonachela, Lux Tenebris is set to a dusky sonic soundscape by composer Nick Wales (long term collaborator of Sarah Blasko), and is a full ensemble piece, created on the Sydney Dance Company dancers. Movement follows deep, unexpected, visceral beats to discover a dark place where there is space for beauty and light.

Providing the perfect contrast, Lux Tenebris is presented in a double bill with CounterMove, which explores luminescence and life in a double bill that will enchant, compel and amuse with exhilarating physical dance by some of Australia's finest dancers. Both works will also be paired with Cacti, a work from one of Europe's most highly sought-after artists, award-winning Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman.

Why did we fund this project? We strongly believe in supporting greater opportunities for our premiere artistic companies to create new and innovative work. Lux Tenebris not only showcases the talent and artistic magic of Rafael Bonachela, by including the SDC dancers in the creative process it provided them with an invaluable opportunity to extend and explore their skills and creative capacity.

For further information regarding Lux Tenebris and the Sydney Dance Company, click here.

Watch a trailer here
Published on Feb 9, 2016
The Creation of 'Lux Tenebris'
Part One: Our World Without Dance is a World Without Light

 

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  • SDC1 470x300 In rehearsal for SDCs Lux Tenebris. Dancers Bernhard Knauer and Juliette Barton. Photo by Peter Greig
  • SDC2 470x300 In rehearsal for Sydney Dance Companys Lux Tenebris. Dancers Chloe Leong and Sam Young-Wright. Photo by Peter Greig
  • SDC3 470x300 In rehearsal for Sydney Dance Companys Lux Tenebris. Photo by Peter Greig
  • SDC4 470x300 In rehearsal for Sydney Dance Companys Lux Tenebris. Photo by Peter Greig
  • SDC5 470x300 In rehearsal for Sydney Dance Companys Lux Tenebris. Photo by Peter Greig
  • SDC6 470x300 In rehearsal for Sydney Dance Companys Lux Tenebris. Photo by Peter Greig
  • SDC7 470x300 In rehearsal for Sydney Dance Companys Lux Tenebris. Photo by Peter Greig
Sydney Dance Company [Lux Tenebris]