First presented in Australia in 2014, Interplay presents three works choreographed by SDC Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, Gideon Obarzanek and Jacopo Godani. This ambitious project was described by Limelight Magazine as ‘a tour de force for the company and something they can be rightly proud of as a showcase.’
In Europe, Interplay played a sell-out season in seven different centres in Switzerland and Germany, with a rapturous audience response. Bonachela noted, “The dancers, along with Veronique Serret (solo violin) and Gideon Obarzanek (guest performer and choreographer) have received standing ovations and vociferous accolades throughout the tour.”
From April 29 the company tours Interplay to São Paolo, Brazil and Santiago, Chile and returning to Sydney on 9 May. SDC has toured to South America five times in its 46 year history but the current tour marks the Company’s first presentations in Brazil and Chile. The performances in São Paolo are part of theAustralia nowfestival,a two month long festival presented by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Ahead of this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Australia has targeted Brazil with theAustralia now festival with the aim of promoting links and collaborations between the two largest nations and economies in the southern hemisphere. The Australian government’s principal cultural diplomacy initiative has previously played to audiences in India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Turkey.
The performances in Santiago, Chile are presented byTeatro a Mil Foundation in partnership with the Australian Embassy in Chile and the Council on Australia Latin America Relations, with support from the National Council of Culture and the Arts in Chile and the Australia Council for the Arts.