“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
― Martha Graham
2 ONE ANOTHER is a beautiful dance work created by Sydney Dance Company’s acclaimed choreographer, Rafael Bonachela. This is a revisiting of his piece which premiered five years ago in Sydney. During the current season the work’s 100th performance will be staged.
Since 2012, 2 ONE ANOTHER has toured both nationally and internationally taking in countries such as New Zealand, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, USA, Russia, and Germany. After this current Sydney season, Sydney Dance Company will take the production to China.
The show begins with sixteen athletic dancers divided into three groups, which then unfolds into more dynamic series of solos, duets, trios and combination groupings.
The dancers successfully convey the underlying concept of endless human relationships, interactions and connecting/disconnecting experiences when different couples, individuals, and groups relate to one another.
Bonachela’s abstract work features beautiful gestures and elements of sensuality, intensity, flexibility, synchronicity and adaptability required of human beings to survive in society.
Production and Costume Designer Tony Assness’ tight, dark outfits for the dancers appeared to be like a second skin each performer and were uniquely designed for each dancer’s body. Towards the final segment, the dancers changed to short, bright red outfits that brought more energy to the stage.
The performance took place on a bare, minimalist stage with an enormous digital screen in the background. The lighting design was created by Benjamin Cisterne.
Nick Wales scored the original music for the production and incorporated Samuel Webster’s poetry in his soundscape. Wales’ music takes the audience on a very emotional journey.
This multi-award winning production is playing at the Roslyn Packer Theatre until October 14. Running time 65 minutes without interval.
If you love dance, this is a performance not to be missed. Simply stunning.