House Choreographer and Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company, Rafael Bonachela, employs a profoundly physical movement style as a tool to connect audiences with consequential human themes. His infectious energy and passion for contemporary culture brought Australian dance into focus on the international stage. ICONS spoke with Rafael, about his creative process and the company's 50th anniversary this season.
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- Leighann K. - Mentorship is needed in Choreography for the same reason that as humans, we never actually, really, see ourselves, even with the use of mirror. Our understanding of our own work is incomplete without the perception & perspective of another.
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