The Sydney Dance Company is one of Australia's most successful and well-known dance companies. It was formed by Graeme Murphy and fellow dancer and collaborator Janet Vernon 1976. Murphy has been compared to the dance and choreographer Jerome Robbins because of the way he and his company has marketed dance to a wider audience, and brought contemporary dance into a more commercial arena.
Sydney Dance Company has launched the careers of several highly successful Australian dancers and choreographers, including
Sydney Harbour looking south from the vicinity of the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the CBD skyline; the Opera House is visible in the background on the left.
Sydney is a significant global and domestic tourist destination and is regularly declared to be one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world, admired for its harbour, beautiful coastline, warm and pleasant climate and cosmopolitan culture.
Sydney is located in a coastal basin between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Blue Mountains to the west.
SYDNEY -- In a program note, Stephen Petronio says his new "Underland" on the SydneyDanceCompany was "built as a place rather than a dance, a kind of subconscious world that locates the heart and essence of Nick Cave's music....
SydneyDanceCompany performs "Underland" at the Sydney Opera House through Saturday, touring the piece to Brisbane June 18 - 25 and Melbourne July 3 - 12.
Suzanne Davidson is a Sydney-based writer and the founder of the SydneyDanceCompany.
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