Sydney Dance Company: Impermanence

Please note: Due to NSW Government Covid Restrictions, this performance (scheduled for 26 June 2021) was postponed, as the dancers were unable to travel outside of Metropolitan Sydney.
This performance will return to BMEC. New Date TBA. 
Ticketholders will be contacted by the Box Office as soon as the new date is announced. 

Sydney Dance Company


SDC Impermanence

A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work, Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation.

Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has composed a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. With an exquisite recording by the Australian String Quartet, and the full might of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch.

When COVID-19 struck in March 2020, Impermanence was only four days from its world premiere and opening night. After a tumultuous year, Sydney Dance Company bring it to the stage for the first time in 2021, now with added poignancy. Experience the power of dance and music, laden with meaning, fleeting and vulnerable.

Join Sydney Dance Company in their return to the stage and from devastation, find energy, urgency, radiance and hope.

Bryce Dessner’s music composition Impermanence is commissioned by the Australian String Quartet and Sydney Dance Company. This commission has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.







Adult $48

Concession $42

Adult Member $42

Concession Member $36

Student/Junior $25

Student Rush $20

High School Group $17

Family (2+2) $135

Additional Child $20


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