YEARS is a new collaboration with Rafael Bonachela and Sydney Dance Company.
The film is a 45 minute performance of a new dance work created for the camera. Years is a sequence of 31 solos by eight dancers responding to an original arrangement by Stephen Emmerson of Bach’s Goldberg Variations performed live by two pianos.
Each solo is considered as a dance duet between the dancer and the camera in motion, a performer and their audience, and is achieved in a single take.
The finale Aria de Capo revisits each choreography as a still image that renders the dance as a notation, like that of a musical score.
Years was commissioned as the inaugural project in the Neilsen Studio performance space and is dedicated to Carla Zampatti.
Sydney Dance Company Dancers
Davide Di Giovanni
Choreography - Rafael Bonachela
Produced by Zaina Ahmed, Collider Films
Director of Photography - Florian Emmerich
1st Assistant Camera - Nillis Finne
2nd Assistant Camera - Jo Cameron, Carolina Izquierdo Duarte
Grip - David Litchfield
Music Recording - Bob Scott, Jonathan Palmer
Sound Post Production - Bob Scott, Dodgy Sound
Costume - Bianca Spender
Hair & Make Up Artist - Tina Matti
Hair & Make Up Artist (Stills) - Yasmin Goonweyn
Runners - Alyssa Dimarcut, Jess Murphy
Editor - Clemens Habicht
Edit Assistant - David Ma
Colourist - Billy Wychgel
J.S Bach ‘Goldberg Variations’ BWV988
Arranged by Stephen Emmerson for two pianos
Pianos provided by Kawaii
Concert Piano Technician - Vahe Sarmazian
Sydney Dance Company
Executive Director - Anne Dunn
Artistic Director - Rafael Bonachela
Producer - Dominic Chang
Rehearsal Director - Richard Cilli
Technical Director - Guy Harding
Stage Manager - Simon Turner
Head of Wardrobe - Annie Robinson
Programming Coordinator - Jacob Williams
With thanks to Naomi Milgrom Foundation