Ascent to tour Australia

In 2023, Sydney Dance Company takes to the stage of the Sydney Opera House as part of their 50th anniversary with the thrilling triple-bill Ascent, co-commissioned by Canberra Theatre Centre.

Ascent features the work of three leading choreographers in the world of contemporary dance, with the premiere of renowned Spanish choreographer Marina Mascarell’s The Shell, A Ghost, The Host & The Lyrebird, the reprise of Antony Hamilton’s Helpmann Award-winning work Forever & Ever and the premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s I Am-ness.

Brimming with physicality, Ascent explores ideas of the now, order, chaos and human behaviour with three innovative works from local and international dance stars. Full of electric movement and emotional force, Ascent is a powerful and arresting portrait of contemporary dance today and its potential to move, thrill and activate audiences.

Brought to life by Sydney Dance Company’s superb ensemble, Ascent is a sensorial feast featuring immersive installations and magnetic musical scores.

This triple-bill is a creative union at once forceful, sumptuous and electrifying.



Sydney Dance Company’s national tour will feature performances of Ascent, a triple-bill by Rafael Bonachela, Marina Mascarell and Antony Hamilton.

The Australian:

Forever and Ever lays siege to the senses with a mighty display of shock and awe. It’s immediate, visceral stuff, as Wednesday’s opening night reception proved. The roars of approval went on and on.

Season Details

Venue: Canberra Theatre Centre
Date: 9 – 11 March 2023

Venue: Sydney Opera House
Date: 15 – 26 March 2023

Ascent National Tour 

Location: NSW, VIC, SA, NT, TAS
Dates: May – Aug 2023

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