Cuatro, the collaboration between Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Dance Company continues with the second of four unique online performances, released weekly, featuring four each of Australia’s celebrated musicians and leading dancers. Each work, produced and directed by Pedro Greig, has been choreographed by Rafael Bonachela, Sydney Dance Company’s internationally acclaimed Artistic Director.
Each episode is individually conceived and responds to the impact of isolation and distancing.
Dancers and musicians began the collaborative process online, working with Bonachela and creative director and filmmaker Pedro Greig to conceive and realise works that were unique and which responded to this extraordinary period in time. The creative process took place over a number of weeks, finally being recorded in isolation at the Sydney Dance Company Studios in Ultimo, Sydney.
Cuatro’s four episodes and online release dates are:
Cuatro 1 Available online: Friday 5 June
Diana Doherty, Principal Oboe, Sydney Symphony Orchestra/ Charmene Yap, Sydney Dance Company
Music by: HEINZ HOLLIGER Sonata for solo oboe, I. Präludium
Cuatro 2 Available online: Friday 12 June
Andrew Haveron, Concertmaster, Sydney Symphony Orchestra/ Davide Di Giovanni, Sydney Dance Company
Music by: NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op.1: No. 11 in C
Cuatro 3 Available online: Friday 19 June
Umberto Clerici, Principal Cello, Sydney Symphony Orchestra/ Juliette Barton, Sydney Dance Company
Music by: J.S. BACH Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: IV. Sarabande
Cuatro 4 Available online: Friday 26 June
Emma Sholl, Associate Principal Flute, Sydney Symphony Orchestra/ Chloe Leong, Sydney Dance Company
Music by: CLAUDE DEBUSSY Syrinx
Each episode will be released on both companies’ social platforms and websites:
Sydney Dance Company
Sydney Symphony Orchesrta
YouTube: Sydney Symphony Orchestra
All performances were filmed at Sydney Dance Company’s Wattle Street studio with New South Wales’ social distancing requirements strictly adhered to.