The Sydney Choreographic Centre (SCC) has opened the doors to its new home. The Centre in Alexandria will boast a series of long and short course, open classes and master and intensive programs, and will also be the home of the Sydney Choreographic Ensemble. This is an amazing opportunity for Sydney, creating a new home for choreographers and dance artists. The launch and programs will commence once the current COVID restrictions in NSW have been lifted.
Boasting a new professional sprung floor, arising out of a wonderful partnership with Harlequin Australia, the space is inspiring, creative and suits the expectations of professional artists. The Harlequin floor supports dancer and artist health, giving them free rein to explore, experiment and grow in a safe and supportive environment.
Artistic Director of SCC, Francesco Ventriglia, said, “This magnificent studio will become home to a new generation of choreographers and artists, a place of inspiration. In this space, the Sydney Choreographic Centre will deliver a range of innovative programs and classes which will benefit the dancers and choreographers, not only of today but in the future.”
International Patron of SCC, Sylvie Guillem, said, “I am very excited that the Sydney Choreographic Centre and its resident performing group have a wonderful new home. I firmly believe that the choreographers and dancers in Australia are in good hands. Australia has a rich dance history, and this will only get richer with a Centre focused on dance creation, choreographers and the nurturing of a new generation of artists. I know how important experimentation, innovation and mentorship is for artists, and Sydney Choreographic Centre’s approach of ‘learning by doing’ is critical for the future of dance. Creating exciting new works relies on developing choreographers with strong individual artistic voices. The stimulating and holistic approach that Francesco brings to Sydney Choreographic Centre will be perfect for discovering, supporting and giving room for these new voices.”
The Centre is also extremely proud to announce a partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in supporting the MadeBy choreographic program, in which the winners of the program will work together in the studio with their mentors to develop a new collaborative work. Together, the SCC and RAD will develop more programs to develop choreographers.
Sydney Choreographic Centre, which commenced in April, was co-founded by internationally acclaimed choreographer, artistic director and former dancer Ventriglia. As artistic director of this new venture, along with Managing Director Neil Christopher, he will develop and mentor the next generation of choreographers from Australia and around the world.
For more information, visit www.sydneychoreographiccentre.com.