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Sydney Dance Co. Underland: What The Critics Said.

Sydney Dance Co. Underland: What The Critics Said …

“[Underland] is an intriguing dance piece with compelling dance and constantly changing moods – or rather, an overall mood of thoughtful solemnity that lifts, deepens, swirls and edges its way into a range of subtle variations…Its intensity and emotional depth take hold in a partnership of dance, music and visuals…Everyone who can should see it. Perhaps more than once.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“[Nick Cave’s] music is the key to Underland. Wildly and yearningly romantic while heading to hell in a handbasket, it niggles and jangles but also gets to the heart of the matter. Cave’s gift is to be able to bypass sentimentality on his way to richer, darker emotional states.” THE AUSTRALIAN

“9.5/10: Non-narrative and non-linear, Underland lies somewhere beyond the realm of language: it gets under your skin, seeps into your pores. Essentially, it is Stephen Petronio’s emotive response to Nick Cave’s music and the great sum of any clever parts. When those parts – movement, sound, film and design – combine at the right time in space, it’s like atoms colliding to create an explosive, fleeting force.” SUN-HERALD

“Truly excellent multimedia dance theatre is all too rare in Australia, so when the lights came up on the triptych of screens that forms the backdrop to Stephen Petronio’s Underland and a thread of white smoke began to snake its way across them, chills rand down my spine. The rest of this dark, abstract, wide-ranging work did not disappoint…between the music, the spoken and sung word, the magnificent screen work by Sydney video artist Mike Daly, and Sydney Dance Company’s superb dancing, Underland is a dark feast, a melancholy celebration of all we are and might be.” DANCE AUSTRALIA

“… weapons-grade movement …” DEBORAH JONES, THE AUSTRALIAN

“…inventive movement structure that seamlessly captures both wild abandon and formalism… ” SUN-HERALD

“Petronio’s skill as a choreographer manifested in a profusion of solos, combinations and formations, an impressive variety of modalities and infinite variations…Petronio’s originality shines through those dancers most suited to his more frenetic range; Bradley Chatfield and Chylie Cooper’s duets and solos dazzle and Katie Ripley’s ‘Prelude to Weep’ is another high point.” REALTIME

“[Bradley Chatfield] dances…with such thrilling corporeality and spine-bending, time-bending ease.” THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW

“It’s a privilege to watch magnificent dancers at the peak of their powers.” COURIER MAIL, BRISBANE

“It is technically demanding, but the dancers rise to the challenge…with an aggressively gritty panache.” THE AGE, MELBOURNE




ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, THE EDGE®

10 – 13 November

Performance Times

Wednesday – Friday 7.30pm

Saturday 5pm & 8.30pm

Ticket Prices*

Premium $75.95

A Reserve $65.95 /$59.95 conc

B Reserve $55.95/49.95 conc

C Reserve $45.95

Group 6+ (A Res) $49.95

* service fees will apply

Book at Ticketek: (09) 307 5000 or

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