There's a naked bloke on the back of Sydney buses, but this one's not selling swimwear. You don't need to stop looking at the rippled pecs, but the point of this ad lies in the lines of motion dripping away. The Sydney Dance Company's new work Shared Frequencies is actually a combination of two pieces — LANDforms and Raw Models. LANDforms owns an aria sung by Katie Noonan, but the dance is a collaboration between choreographer and SDC director Rafael Bonachela and composer Ezio Bosso (who did the score for Italian film I'm Not Scared). Bonachela talked with Bosso in Venice during the 2010 Biennale, where the Sydney Dance Company was touring their We Unfold and Six Breaths. Unfold and Breaths seemed to cover the elements of water and air, so LANDforms in turn is pure land and soil. Which you might have noticed already from their earthy posters.
In Raw Models Italian choreographer Jacopo Godani sets bodies flowing in perfect crescent movements, while experimental electro-acoustic duo 48 Nord put on a bespoke score. Shared Frequencies' Italian connection will also be explored further at a preshow chat with Godani, Bosso and Bonachela hosted by the Sydney Italian Cultural Institute on April 2.