Impermanence is the result of conversations shared between Rafael, Bryce and Clemens around ideas of loss and a beauty that exists only in the now as an ephemeral moment, the conceptual beginnings came from a new cello composition The Forest by Bryce Dessner upon witnessing the Notre Dame fire in Paris in which the ancient oak of an entire forest was lost in just a few hours.

Having had to postpone the world premier of Impermanence in the face of the global pandemic, the resonance of the initial concept of the transience and fragility of human relationships, the world around us and life, became even more significant. Laden with meaning and relevance in a new world, this film has evolved to face the frailty of an unknown future.

Rafael Bonachela
Impermanence, commissioned by Sydney Dance Company and Australian String Quartet, will premiere in 2021.

Music : Impermanence, Bryce Dessner
Performed by Australian String Quartet
Featuring Sydney Dance Company dancers Mia Thompson and Riley Fitzgerald

Produced by Olivia Hantken, Collider
Production Co-ord Anna McAtamney
Dop Campbell Brown
1st Ac Oliver Braslin
Data Sam Connolly
Gaffer Russel Fewtrell
Grip Greg Tidman
Makeup Jenny Roberts
Colourist Matt Fezz