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ab [intra]

Sydney Dance Company | Our Season 2023

ab [intra]

From a sold-out season in Paris to the Costa Hall stage, ab [intra] is 'dazzling, electryfying, heartfelt'- Limelight.

Sydney Dance Company’s Sydney season of ab [intra] opened to rave reviews and is ‘contemporary dance at its most evocative and beautiful’ (Timeout ).

ab [intra], meaning ‘from within’ in Latin, is ‘an exploration of our primal instincts, our impulses and our visceral responses’, says choreographer Rafael Bonachela. From tenderness to turmoil, ab [intra] is a journey through the intensity of human existence that will command your attention. The music fuses lush cello with ambient electronics and the exquisite dancers occupy a visually arresting ethereal world. This is a ferociously physical and heartfelt piece that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

ab [intra] ‘has to be seen to be believed’ (SMH).

Don’t miss this electrifying work showcasing Australia’s best contemporary dancers. ab [intra] premiered in Sydney in May 2018 and has toured Australia as well as Austria, Finland, Poland, Spain and France.


  • Choreography Rafael Bonachela
  • Music Original composition by Nick Wales with movements from Klātbūtne (“Presence”) by Pēteris Vasks
  • Lighting Damien Cooper
  • Set & Costume David Fleischer

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Ticket prices

  • Full Price $75
  • Senior $68
  • Group (10 or more) $64
  • Student $68
  • Child $49


Costa Hall - Deakin University Geelong Waterfront


For accessible entry to the Costa Hall balconies, please use the central lift located via the main Deakin University Waterfront entrance. The full Deakin University Mobility Map can viewed here.


75 minutes, no interval


The Costa Hall Bar will be open one hour prior to the performance.

Please note that Geelong Arts Centre operates as a cash-free venue. We kindly ask visitors to exclusively use electronic payment.

Show Warning

This performance utilises theatrical haze. Photography is not permitted during the performance.


All e-tickets will be sent out 3 days prior to the performance.


No latecomers will be permitted into the theatre for the ten minutes after the show commences. Audience entry will be permitted following this.