Up Close: Somos by Sydney Dance Company

Wed 1st November, 2023 – Sat 18th November, 2023
Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company
Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point NSW 2000
Price: $35-$85
This season's intimate performance nods to choreographer and artistic director Rafael Bonachela's Spanish roots. Plus, there's a tapas bar with live music to enjoy post show.

In its latest season of work, Sydney Dance Company (SDC) presents Somos – a part of its inaugural Up Close series – at the waterfront Walsh Bay Arts Precinct’s Neilson Studio.

Translating to “we are” in Spanish, the performance is led by revered choreographer and the company’s artistic director, Rafael Bonachela. Born in Spain, Bonachela began dancing in Barcelona and trained at the prestigious Rambert Dance Company in London before moving to Sydney and taking the helm of SDC in 2009.

A lineup of solo, duo and trio performances – nodding to Bonochela’s Spanish heritage – will make up Somos, set against a score of music by Latin artists including the likes of Rosalia, Silvia Perez Cruz, Chavela Vargas and Buika.

To fuel guests pre and post-show, the SDC’s cafe will transform into Bar Boca, a pop-up tapas bar, open just for the season. Plus, there’ll be live Spanish music to enjoy on Friday and Saturday nights.

Tickets cost between $35 to $85.