Sydney Dance Company Matinee for Secondary Students
12 July - 13 September 2013
RAMEAU Excerpts from Les Fêtes d’Hébé; Hippolyte et Aricie; Platée; Les Boréades; Les Indes galantes; Pigmalion; Dardanus; Naïs; Castor et Pollux
BACH Violin Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV1002, Sarabande
VIVALDI The Four Seasons, Summer: Presto
VIVALDI Sinfonia RV739, Andante
Fri 12 Jul, 11am-12.30pm | The Playhouse, QPAC
Bookings: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 3840 7466
Fri 13 Sep, 12.30pm-2.15pm | Canberra Theatre Centre
Project Rameau, a new production by Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela and Richard Tognetti based on the music of French Baroque composer Rameau. These performances for school students will feature an introduction and behind-the-scenes discussion by ACO musicians and Rafael Bonachela, and a question and answer session at the end of the performance.
Tickets are $25, one teacher per 10 students receives free entry.
Sydney Morning Herald
"...the chemistry on the night radiated energy, joy and its own kind of wit."
"This was Rameau without the wigs, bristling with life and irresistible."
"In a fast-moving, non-stop program which lasts a little over an hour, the two cutting-edge companies open up a cornucopia of musical and terpsichorean delights...a stunning production."
"Bonachela’s instinctive sense of rhythm held it all together, whether going with or against the musical grain...If only we could get these two intrepid ensembles together for an annual collaboration."
"Project Rameau looks superb..."
"Two major companies in magnificent form...a shimmering, thrilling work."
"It’s not hard to see what drives the ACO to its rarefied, internationally-acclaimed
reputation, given Tognetti’s contagious, electric enthusiasm. In this way, the
orchestra effectively becomes part of the physical performance."
"…one can hardly complain about the presence of Antonio Vivaldi, or Johann Sebastian Bach, whose pieces were royal icing on a gorgeous, opulent gateau."