After the year or two that was, supporting emerging talent is arguably more important than ever. That’s why Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed program is such a creative lifeline for the city, and for a fresh wave of choreographic talent to rise up under the supportive wing of one of the world’s most exciting companies, in collaboration with Carriageworks and the Balnaves Foundation. This year New Breed showcases work from four exciting up-and-coming choreographers: Jasmin Sheppard, a Tagalaka Aboriginal woman with Irish, Chinese and Hungarian ancestry, Lilian Steiner who is Narrm/Melbourne-based, Rhiannon Newton who grew up on Dunghutti Land on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, and Sydney Dance Company dancer, Italian born and trained, Jacopo Grabar. Find out more about each choreographer here. The showcase at Carriageworks is always one of the most exciting dates on the cultural calendar, brimming with raw talent and fresh ideas from some of the country’s most promising creatives. In 2020, New Breed brought four thrilling works from Joel Bray, Chloe Leong, Jesse Scales and Raghav Handa, each lending their unique voices to the bright future of the Australian dance scene. “This year’s New Breed is very special for Sydney Dance Company, as after a long six months of disruption, we are returning to live performance," Sydney Dance Company’s artistic director Rafael Bonachela said. "New Breed is such an important program supporting the development of new work and emerging artists, and I’
UPDATE, July 9: As of June 26, the Greater Sydney region including the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong is under a compulsory lockdown until at least 11.59pm on July 16. Residents can only leave home for essential reasons. Essentially all events in Sydney have therefore been cancelled or postponed until after this period.
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