Immemoria by Francesco Ventriglia
Transit Umbra by Francesco Ventriglia
SYDNEY CHOREOGRAPHIC CENTRE
The mission of Sydney Choreographic Centre is to train, mentor and inspire a new generation of choreographers. Founded this year by artistic director Francesco Ventriglia, it is based on the venerated Italian Bottega system, in which a young artist studied with and worked alongside a master to learn their craft. In this time-honoured spirit of “learning by doing”, Sydney Choreographic Centre will offer tuition in every aspect of dance creation, delivered by a faculty comprising working artists who are leaders in their field.
Sydney Choreographic Centre also has a resident performing group, Sydney Choreographic Ensemble. Ensemble members will work with program participants in addition to their own performance schedule. In April, Sydney Choreographic Ensemble premiered GRIMM, a new work by Ventriglia.
Ventriglia is an internationally recognised choreographer who brings to Sydney Choreographic Centre decades of experience and unparalleled contacts with important dance figures around the world.
Sydney Choreographic Centre opened its doors in April 2021.
Sydney Choreographic Ensemble
in association with Riverside Theatres Presents
A CONTEMPORARY BALLET by
Heroes and heroines. Dark secrets and magical endings. Fairytale characters as you have never seen them before. GRIMM promises a world of imagination and beauty as Snow White, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and others find a path through the mysteries and dangers of youth to find joy, understanding and maturity. There will be a witch, of course, but expect the unexpected in this very modern version of old stories.
"Ensemble thrills with multi-layered fluency .. Its debut program is sophisticated, refreshingly different, excitingly danced and wittily entertaining."
Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald
"Francesco Ventriglia makes an exciting entrée into the Sydney dance scene with the world premiere of GRIMM by the newly formed Sydney Choreographic Ensemble."
Jo Litson, Limelight Magazine