Artistic director Rafael Bonachela’s remarkable “New Breed” has hit the stage at Sydney’s Carriageworks for its 9th year. Each year the initiative provides a springboard for four budding choreographers to create a brand new work—the hope for many is to establish themselves as choreographers. Miraculously, the initiative has somehow survived the Sydney lockdowns and is now a mainstay of the company's performance season. The initiative comes with all the creative trimmings and infrastructure of Sydney Dance Company—the chosen four have access to company dancers, studios, composers, costume, and lighting designers. The concept is wonderfully simple, but rare in the performing arts.
Sydney Dance Company in “Sucker” by Jenni Large. Photograph by Pedro Grieg