Each year, two of our city's most dynamic arts organisations, Carriageworks and Sydney Dance Company, join forces to give up-and-coming choreographers a platform to showcase their work. This exciting initiative, New Breed, is supported by philanthropic organisation The Balnaves Foundation. It shows an ongoing commitment from all groups to nurture the talent of the next generation of performers and artists. Now in its fifth year, it boasts a successful track record of recipients going on to do national and global tours with their work, picking up many awards along the way.
This year's program features a powerhouse lineup of independent female choreographers: Prue Lang (Melbourne), Katina Olsen (Sydney/Sunshine Coast), Holly Doyle (Sydney) and Janessa Dufty (Yamba). These four dancers, who have decades of training and dozen of accolades between them already, were selected to create original works and were also given the opportunity to work at Sydney Dance Company's studios with some of Australia's best contemporary dancers to bring these creative pieces to life. And now, you get to enjoy the fruits of the labour with an evening of stunning performances.
New Breed 2018 is set to run nightly at Carriageworks from Friday, November 29 to Saturday, December 12. Tickets cost $35 per person and can be purchased here.