The Sydney Dance Company’s production of 2 One Anotherbrings together some of Australia’s most talented contemporary dancers in a performance of astonishing stamina and physicality.

2 One Anotheris an expressive montage of solos, duets and ensemble pieces exploring the human interactions and relationships that make up our lives. The name is drawn from the three types of human interactions identified by choreographer Rafael Bonachela in his creative development process – couples (2), individuals (One) and groups (Another).

Bonachela’s award-winning choreography is performed against a wall of pulsing LED lights that dominate the stage. This fluctuating backdrop creates starkly different atmospheres when combined with Nick Wales’ unique composition, from an 80’s video game to lightning or a modern music video. True to the nature of contemporary performance, no explanation is offered about how the lights connect to the onstage action, and audiences are left to draw their own conclusions. Set designer Nick Assness is also responsible for the striking costumes which allow audiences to fully appreciate the strength and physical fitness of the dancers. Snippets of poetry by Australian writer Samuel Webster, white noise and violin solos are all incorporated into the highly unusual score, keeping the audience on the...