Sun 7 Feb 2010, ICIA Arts Theatre
This was Rafael Bonachela’s first work for his London based company since taking up the post of Artistic Director at Sydney Dance Company. In a new collaboration with composer Ezio Bosso, Bonachela delved into the world of signs and symbols that rule our everyday lives and spark our hidden memories. This was his deepest exploration yet into the human psyche, the power of imagination and the body’s ability to give physical shape to memory, experience and emotions.
Bonachela’s instinctive, dynamic and highly physical movement is both beautifully abstract and intensely emotive, matched by a rich, expressive score. Italian composer Bosso is acclaimed for his work across opera, film and dance (Christopher Wheeldon, Ballet Boyz) as well as writing symphonic and chamber works. Stage designs came from long time collaborator Alan Macdonald, best known for his work on films such as The Queen and Edge of Love, the Dylan Thomas biopic.
Born in Barcelona, award winning Bonachela is a choreographer of significant talent successfully bridging the divide between high and popular culture, with critical acclaim worldwide. His Square Map of Q4 opened the Venice Biennale for Dance, 2008.