Sydney Dance Company has teamed up with Sydney's City Art public art program to create a photo series that helps inspire the city to uncover more of its arts and culture. Award-winning dancers Charmene Yap and Cass Mortimer Eipper appear in the series alongside four public artworks around Sydney: Magnolia, located in the Royal Botanic Gardens; Aspire, located under an overpass in Pyrmont; Folly for Mrs Macquarie in Royal Botanic Gardens and Forgotten Songs in the CBD's Angel Place. It's art-meets-art, showcasing both ends of Sydney's broad spectrum of artistic talent waiting to be uncovered and rediscovered in our city.
In the series, Yap and Eipper are shown at the forefront of Sydney's art scene; a scene that spans all modes of expression, from the highly kinetic to the stationary. This collaboration is also an appreciation of the dancers' home, with 2 One Another, SDC's award-winning performance returning to Walsh Bay for an October run after a successful international season.
2 One Another is an energetic entanglement of movement, sound and colour. Symbolising connection and interaction in our relationships, dancers take the audience on a raw, vivid journey. Choreographed by acclaimed artistic director Rafael Bonachela, the kinetic and graphic visuals of the performance are composed to follow the emotional trajectory of the music. The soundtrack was composed by Nick Wales in a baroque/electronic hybrid of strings, percussion and spoken word, synced to both the dancers' movement and visuals on a 16 by five-metre screen.
Since its world premiere in 2012, 2 One Another has been performed nationally and internationally, in Europe and the Americas, and has won many awards for its choreography and talented performers.
Check out the official website for tickets and more information on 2 One Another.