House Choreographer and Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company, Rafael Bonachela, employs a profoundly physical movement style as a tool to connect audiences with consequential human themes. His infectious energy and passion for contemporary culture brought Australian dance into focus on the international stage. ICONS spoke with Rafael, about his creative process and the company's 50th anniversary this season.
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Welcome to ICON SMART! We are happy to announce the recent creation of the first ever Choreographic Institute here in Washington, D.C. USA --- a long needed educational platform to foster creativity and develop professional skills specifically for emerging choreographers. Our Info Pack is available to download here.
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- Ashley M. - YES! Mentoring the choreographic and artistic process is an essential step to learning how to craft a dance, develop an idea through authentic expressive movement, and so forth.
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