classical.broadwayworld.com

Sydney Dance Company and Australian Chamber Orchestra Collaborate to Thrill Brisbane

Related: Sydney Dance Company, Australian Chamber Orchestra

Two of Australia's leading contemporary performing arts companies come together on stage in an exquisiteproduction inspired by the powerful French Baroque dance music of esteemed 18thcentury composer Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Directed by Sydney Dance Company's Rafael Bonachela and Australian Chamber Orchestra's Richard Tognetti, Project Rameau burst onto the stage in a sell-out season in Sydney last October. Bonachela's dynamic choreography and innate musicality blended perfectly with the Australia Chamber Orchestra's virtuosic and energetic performance style in a production adored by audiences and lauded by critics.

The Sydney Morning Herald described Project Rameau as "bristling with life and irresistible" while The Australian said the work "looks superb ... [and] sounds divine". Limelight Magazine declared: "If only we could get these two intrepid ensembles together for an annual collaboration". The Daily Telegraph agreed: "If marriages are made in heaven, then the union of Sydney Dance Company and the Australian Chamber Orchestra for Project Rameau has proved a divine one."

Now it is Brisbane's turn to experience Bonachela's stunning choreography, at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), performed by Australia's pre-eminent contemporary dancers from Sydney Dance Company, alongside the Australian Chamber Orchestra, "the finest string ensemble on the planet" (The Telegraph, UK), led by guest violinist and Brisbane native Dale Barltrop.

Jean-Philippe Rameau, one of the greatest figures in French musical history, had a flair for rhythm and melody, exceptional feeling for choreography and almost limitless inventiveness, making him a favourite of the French court and leading to frequent premieres of his works at Versailles.

Project Rameau uses 18 separate movements from eight of his acclaimed operas alongside three interludes from Vivaldi and Bach - a wide-ranging playlist spawned by Bonachela and Tognetti's mutual passion for Rameau's music.

Related Links
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Announces the 2014/15 Season of its MusicNOW SeriesThe Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Announces the 2014/15 Season of its MusicNOW Series
May 21, 2014
The Celebrity Series of Boston Presents the Maria Schneider Orchestra TonightThe Celebrity Series of Boston Presents the Maria Schneider Orchestra Tonight
April 26, 2014
The Celebrity Series of Boston Present the Maria Schneider Orchestra, 4/26The Celebrity Series of Boston Present the Maria Schneider Orchestra, 4/26
March 25, 2014


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

CLASSICAL MUSIC VIDEOS


REVIEWS
BWW Reviews: BOUNDLESS: AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET Reinvigorated the ClassicsBWW Reviews: BOUNDLESS: AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET Reinvigorated the Classics

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber

FROM THE EDITOR
Composer Lera Auerbach to Launch Bold New Commissioning Project for Upcoming 'Concerto for Piano and Orchestra'Composer Lera Auerbach to Launch Bold New Commissioning Project for Upcoming 'Concerto for Piano and Orchestra'
by Peter Danish