Like dance companies the world over, and just days out from opening night, Sydney Dance Company was placed on pause. Not paused indefinitely, but on hold until the threat of Covid-19 passes. What follows is a condensed version of my phone conversation with the company’s artistic director Rafael Bonachela, who spoke candidly about his family in Spain, how the dancers are keeping fit, SDC’s new virtual studios, and the importance of the arts in a time of crisis.
Rafael Bonachela. Photograph by Levon Baird
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