Following on the heels of its critically acclaimed Bondi Spirit season, Sydney's hottest new dance company Bondi Ballet is about to present its most ambitious season yet: Classic Bondi.
The tour season begins in Penrith this weekend with a one-off performance at the EVAN Theatre on Sunday, and officially opens at the Glen Street Theatre on Friday, June 11.
From there, the show will tour to Taree (June 24-25), Bondi (July 7-17), Gosford (July 22-24) and Dubbo (July 28).
The pioneering and innovative company, which in its two short years of existence has notched up the impressive achievement of creating 16 new works by seven different choreographers, whilst enticing some of the most gifted dancers to perform, is striking a chord with audiences.
"I was so thrilled in the last season to have a company which covered three generations of wonderful dancers, ranging from the legendary Patrick Harding-Irmer and his wife Anca Frankenhaeuser, the likes of Jan Pinkerton through to emerging artists such as the young Emee Dillon, it gave a depth of experience and talent I was very proud of," said founder and Artistic Director Michael Montgomery.
Audiences and critics would seem to have agreed. Montgomery is optimistic and looking forward to the challenges of this year, pioneering a new dance company and presenting a swathe of new creations as well as remounting a couple of favourites.
"I can't wait," said Montgomery. "There are so many talented dancers out there and so few jobs, I'm so glad I can provide stages for them to perform."
EVAN Theatre, Penrith Panthers June 6. Bookings: 1800 061 991
Glen Street Theatre, Belrose June 11 & 12. Bookings: (02) 9975 1455
Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree June 24 & 25. Bookings: (02) 6552 5699
Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Bondi Beach July 7-17. Bookings: 136 100
Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford July 22-24. Bookings: (02) 4323 3233
Civic Centre, Dubbo July 28. Bookings: (02) 6884 8599.
Tickets: $35 adult/ $25 concession/ $18 child + booking fee (group discounts: $30/$20/$15)