UW News

March 8, 2007

Sydney Dance Company coming to Meany

The UW World Dance Series presents the Sydney Dance Company at 8 p.m. March 15–17 in Meany Hall. One of Australia’s most prolific and vibrant arts organizations, the Sydney Dance Company’s repertoire has received international acclaim for its vivid theatricality and inventive choreography.

The company’s new work, GRAND, explores a dynamic in the relationship between dance and the piano. For centuries, great composers have showcased the versatility of the piano, an instrument capable of musical mood swings from delicate court minuets to smokey jazz bar blues through to concert hall grand classics. With concert pianist and recording artist Scott Davie performing on stage with the dancers, an almost tangible chemistry is created between music and movement, taking the audience on a journey into the repertoire of piano composition.

Sydney Dance Company is renowned for its repertoire of original works. Since Graeme Murphy began his directorship in 1976, the Company has presented more than 140 new works. The common thread linking the Company’s repertoire is an uncompromising standard of excellence and a masterful command of every aspect of staging including music, design, and lighting.

Ticket holders are invited to come early to learn more about Sydney Dance Company at a free, pre-show lecture. UW World Series pre-show lectures begin 45 minutes prior to curtain and take place in the Meany Hall west lobby.

Tickets are $42 and may be purchased in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office, by phone at 206-543-4880, and online at www.uwworldseries.org.