Festival Inside Out: Sydney Dance Company & Australian Chamber Orchestra (Parramatta)
Music and dance under the stars
Festival Inside Out is Sydney Festival's newest addition to its annual free outdoor program.
Two of Australia's finest performing arts companies, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Dance Company come together for a thrilling double bill.
Under the direction of Assistant Leader, Satu Vänskä, the Australian Chamber Orchestra performs a special Festival program created around Summer from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, before Sydney Dance Company takes to the stage for an explosive performance of 6 Breaths, Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela's stunningly athletic 2010 creation with music by Ezio Bosso.
In between, some of Western Sydney's brightest young talents join the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Thinking about Forever, a new composition by Matthew Hindson with choreography by Kay Armstrong. The work features youMove Company, Parramatta String Players and Department of Education Dance Off! students.
Bring a blanket and a picnic (BYO permitted), settle back and soak up the best Sydney has to offer with music and dance on a summer evening under the stars.
We recommend bringing insect repellent and warm clothing but please no glass. Food is available onsite. Parking, transport and access information here. Download a map to help you get there here and a detailed map of the event site here.
Kats-Chernin: Zoom and Zip
Vivaldi: Summer from The Four Seasons
Trad. Finnish: Antin Mikko
Hindson: Thinking about Forever
Bonachela/Bosso: 6 Breaths
Thinking about Forever is produced by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Western Sydney Dance Action.
Festival Inside Out is also presented at Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith
Rafael Bonachela (Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company) speaks with Caroline Baum at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta on January 21 at 6pm as part of Microscope
Photo: Wendell Teodoro
Parramatta Park, Parramatta