St Agnes' Primary School students have been inspired by the power of dance during Sydney Dance Company workshops.
Sydney Dance Company teaching artists Patricia Wood and Brad Carter guided the students through the contemporary dance workshop, starting with a warm-up.
They learnt a section of Sydney Dance Company choreography from Impermanence and were challenged with a creative task.
The workshops were run in the lead-up to the performance of the Sydney Dance Company's full-length work, Impermanence, at the Glasshouse on Wednesday [June 16].
Impermanence is a new choreographic work from artistic director Rafael Bonachela, and sees Bonachela join forces with contemporary composer Bryce Dessner, who has composed a new score to be performed live on stage by the renowned Australian String Quartet.
The work was initially inspired by the impact of the Notre Dame blaze and the Australian bushfires of 2019, exploring the transience and fragility of existence.
Miss Wood said the workshops were really special because they allowed lots of young people to experience what it was like to be at the Sydney Dance Company.
"It is one of my favourite parts of the year, travelling around and working with young people," she said.
Mr Carter said the workshops allowed the kids to have an opportunity to be creative in a dance environment and it was great to share the ways that Sydney Dance Company created work.
The contemporary dance workshop was tailored to meet the needs of all students with the instructors supporting the students to work at their own levels.
The result was a positive and inclusive dance experience.
St Agnes' Primary School's Trish Todd said the school jumped on the workshop opportunity.
She said the kids loved the workshop, which also good for students' wellbeing.
The Sydney Dance Company teaching artists also staged workshops for students at St Peter's Primary School, Extravadance Studios and Extreme Dance Studios.
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