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Wed 21 February at 7:30 pm

$28 – $46

Ascent is an inspired triple bill featuring Antony Hamilton’s Helpmann-award winning Forever & Ever and two new works – I Am-ness by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela and The Shell, A Ghost, The Host & The Lyrebird by renowned international choreographer Marina Mascarell.

Brimming with physicality, Ascent tempers contemporary classical with futuristic experimentation. Full of electric movement and emotional force, this program is an arresting portrait of contemporary dance and its potential to move, excite and activate audiences.

Rafael Bonachela’s I Am-ness calls for the convergence of the moving body and creative mind, as four dancers canvass the nature of existence with euphoric tenderness. Marina Mascarell’s The Shell, A Ghost, The Host & The Lyrebird takes the audience on a journey with bodies through the unknown, exploring a constantly transforming space as mutant creatures in an oneiric valley. To conclude the triple bill, Forever & Ever fuses a killer mix of dance, techno, high fashion, and vivid lighting to hypnotic effect.

Brought to life by Sydney Dance Company’s superb ensemble, Ascent is a sensorial delight complete with inventive installations and magnetic musical scores. Exploring themes of humanity, technology, and nature, this is a creative union at once.

Ascent tickets | Orange Civic Theatre | Ticketek Australia


Wed 21 February
7:30 pm
$28 – $46
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Orange Civic Theatre
Byng St
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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02 6393 8112
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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