Current Works

Contemporary Women

Sydney Opera House & Sydney Dance Company

World Premiere

Co-Commissioned by Sydney Opera House and Sydney Dance Company

Choreographers Emily Amisano, Stephanie Lake, Larissa McGowan, Lisa Wilson

The world premiere creations of four gifted female choreographers from around Australia have their debut at Sydney Opera House’s Spring Dance Festival. A stripped back stage frames the sheer talent of the women and Sydney Dance Company dancers. Marked by their individual style the four’s collective experience has seen them work with such prestigious companies as Sydney Dance Company, Expressions, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin and Australian Dance Theatre.

Dream Lucid by Melbournian Stephanie Lake uses form, colour and magnetism to explore the flux between chaos and control. In Fanatic, Adelaide’s Larissa McGowan uses humour and superb physical expression to investigate what happens when Alien and Predator movie fans vent via YouTube. Desire, by Brisbane-based Lisa Wilson, explores a range of responses from emotional connection to aggressive sparks, and yield, by Sydney Dance Company’s Emily Amisano, considers how we come to know people through their actions, responses and boundaries.

Contemporary Women is presented as part of Sydney Opera House’s Spring Dance Festival, curated by Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, running from 20 August  - 2 September 2012.

Choreography Lisa Wilson
Music by Matt Cornell and Paul Charlier
Music edited by Matt Cornell
Cast Emily Amisano, Juliette Barton, Lachlan Bell, Thomas Bradley, Richard Cilli, Janessa Dufty, Bernhard Knauer

Concept Sam Haren, Steve Mayhew, Larissa McGowan
Choreography Larissa McGowan
Dramaturg Sam Haren
Sound Construction Steve Mayhew
Cast Natalie Allen, Bernhard Knauer/Chris Aubrey, Thomas Bradley

Choreography by Emily Amisano
Music by Fourtet, Seekae, Gold Panda
Music mixed by Grayson James
Cast Lachlan Bell, Juliette Barton, Richard Cilli, Janessa Dufty

Dream Lucid
Choreography Stephanie Lake
Music by Robin Fox
Cast Chen Wen, Andrew Crawford, Alana Sargent, Jesse Scales, Todd Sutherland, Jessica Thompson, Charmene Yap