HAPPY TO BE HOME

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Tanya MacNaughton

EMILY Sey­mour had al­ways dreamed of join­ing her home city’s Sydney Dance Com­pany, yet never ex­pected it to hap­pen so soon in her ca­reer.

The 21-year-old spent three years in Amer­ica at the Hous­ton Bal­let be­fore danc­ing as a young artist at WA Bal­let through­out 2017.

“Com­ing home to per­form in Aus­tralia was a great feel­ing,” Sey­mour said.

“It feels amaz­ing to be able to per­form for my home crowd and have all my fam­ily in the au­di­ence.”

Sey­mour be­gan at the Sydney com­pany in Fe­bru­ary, where she had just over a

month to learn the works per­formed on her first tour to Ser­bia, Slove­nia, Paris and Ger­many.

Her older sis­ter Lau­ren Sey­mour (So You Think You Can Dance sea­son four run­ner-up) was in Paris to sup­port her.

On re­turn to Sydney, the com­pany pre­miered artis­tic di­rec­tor Rafael Bonachela’s ab (in­tra), which will be at His Majesty’s The­atre from June 28 to 30 dur­ing a na­tional tour.

The 70-minute work’s ti­tle is Latin for ‘from within’ and is a jour­ney into the ex­tremes of hu­man na­ture.

Sey­mour said it was a pow­er­ful work and, like other Bonachela chore­og­ra­phy, found it de­mand­ing on her body.

“He’s very tech­ni­cal, which is amaz­ing and I like, es­pe­cially com­ing from a jazz and bal­let back­ground,” she said.

“You re­ally get to be your­self in it be­cause there’s no right or wrong. ”

Emily Sey­mour (right) in Paris.

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