Impermanence & Forever and ever Impermanence & Forever and ever

20 till 21 October 2023

Amare, The Hague

€20.00 - €54.00


Free introduction & behind the scenes experience

“There are no limits and no guidelines to what you will experience. The great thing about contemporary dance and experiencing it live is that what you take with you is unique to you.” says artistic director and choreographer Rafaël Bonachela about the vision of the company. His Impermanence is, in the words of Time Out, “moving, powerful and hypnotic”. The award winning Forever and ever by Antony Hamilton mixes dance, techno and high fashion. Come and enjoy dance from the other side of the globe without limits by Sydney Dance Company.

Boundless enjoyment of dance from the other side of the globe by Sydney Dance Company
After a sold-out world premiere season in Sydney in 2022, Rafael Bonachela's Impermanence is "perhaps the best piece created by and for an Australian dance company in many years." A profound and exciting exploration of beauty and devastation, this full-length work features a moving score full of emotional power by Grammy Award-winning composer Bryce Dessner.

Best known as founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian forest fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. Sydney Dance Company's ensemble is joined live on stage by a string quartet. This is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch.

Forever and ever
Originally premiered in 2018, this work has been reintroduced to the repertoire. Antony Hamilton's Helpmann Award-winning Forever & Ever "immerses the senses" according to The Australian.

Set to the music of Julian Hamilton of The Presets, Forever & Ever is an amazing blend of dance, techno, high fashion and vibrant lighting together to hypnotic effect. Exploring ideas of order, chaos, popular culture and human behavior, this groundbreaking work is a bold and exciting theatrical experience not to be missed.

This performance is on stage thanks to the Fonds Internationale Dans (FIND). Amare, Holland Dance Festival and Nederlands Dans Theater join forces in this fund with the aim of presenting high-profile international dance productions in Amare and profiling The Hague as the dance city of the Netherlands.

Free introduction
Before the performance, you can attend an introduction on presentation of your ticket. There will be an interview with some of the cast & crew. The introduction is free and subject to availability.

Fri 20 Oct 19.00 in the Jazz Hall
Za 21 Oct 7pm in the Spinoza Foyer

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Sat 21 Oct - Behind the scenes experience
This Behind the scenes is free to visit for everyone and part of Open Amare. It gives you the unique experience of going behind the scenes at Sydney Dance Company. Whether you have a ticket for the performance Impermanence and Forever & Ever on Fri 20 or Sat 21 Oct or are just curious to see what a warm-up and rehearsal is like at an international dance company, you are welcome to visit Amare.

Programme Behind the scenes: 
Sat 21 Oct 14.30-15.30 at dance theatre Amare

  • Warming-up class with Sydney Dance Company;
  • Short Q&A with Charme Yap, the Sydney Dance Company's rehearsal director;
  • The rehearsal of Impermanence of Forever & Ever.

Data & tickets

date start time location price tickets
Fri 20 October 2023 19:45 Amare, Den Haag € 20,00 - € 54,00 Past
Sat 21 October 2023 19:45 Amare, Den Haag € 20,00 - € 54,00 Past


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Bryce Dessner's music composition Impermanence was commissioned by the Australian String Quartet and the Sydney Dance Company. This committee was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Impermance is accompanied live by the Quatuor Zaide quartet.


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