Sydney Dance Company bringing contemporary dance epic to MAC

Published on 29 April 2021


The full might of the Sydney Dance Company ensemble combined with the Australian String Quartet is set to make for one of this year’s most memorable performances at Mildura Arts Centre (MAC) when Impermanence is performed live on stage next month.

Composed by Bryce Dessner, best known as founder of American rock band The National, and choreographed by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, Impermanence was initially inspired by the tragedy of the 2019 Australian bushfires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris.

Described as “an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch”, Impermanence will treat Sunraysia audiences to an amazing contemporary dance performance set to the musical score of a composer whose work has featured in the Oscar-nominated films The Revenant and The Two Popes.

Local audiences will also be treated to a first for the tour as a new musical score by Dessner will be performed for the first time by the Australian String Quartet during the Mildura performance.

As an added bonus for local audiences the Sydney Dance Company has developed a range of activities for the community during its visit, allowing them to learn more about the performance and contemporary dance.

These activities include:

  • School workshops/masterclasses delivered by company dancers on 18 May
  • Sneak peek during technical rehearsal on the day of the performance
  • Post show Q and A with Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela and Rehearsal Director Richard Cilli.

School bookings for these activities are available by contacting MAC between 10am and 4pm on 5018 8330.

Councillor for Arts, Culture and Heritage Mark Eckel said next month’s performance was not to be missed.

“This is an amazing opportunity for local audiences to take in a visual and aural experience that has audiences who’ve witnessed the tour raving,” Cr Eckel said.

“And through the generosity of those involved in the tour our community will have the unique opportunity of getting an inside look at what goes into making such a performance happen through the school workshops and sneak peeks earlier in the day, and the post-show Q and A.”


Wednesday 19 May
Location: Mildura Arts Centre
Time: 7:30pm
Duration: 65 minutes (No Interval)
Tickets: Full $45| Concession $40| 25 and under $25



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