We are very pleased that the QL2 Dance production Connected has been shortlisted for a prestigious Australian Dance Award. Connected is a triple-bill of diverse pieces, created in collaboration with the dancers of QL2’s Quantum Leap ensemble by renowned choreographers Sara Black, Kristina Chan, and Alison Plevey and Adam Deusien from physical theatre company Lingua Franca.
Connected investigates “the power that connections can have on the individual, and provides a unique reflection of our own lives – connecting out to those looking in. It explores connections through our skin, connections with the natural world, and how strength and empowerment affect our connections with each other.”
The annual Australian Dance Awards (ADAs) recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made an outstanding contribution to dance. The full shortlist in all categories is available here.
We would like to congratulate all the shortlisted artists, especially Canberra artists Liz Lea and Phillip Piggin. Winners will be announced at the 2017 Australian Dance Awards in Melbourne on 24 September.
We have programs of regular classes for junior (8+) through to pre-professional dancers. They prepare you for other programs at QL2, and for tertiary level courses. Prices, paid per term, start at $14.50 per class, with big discounts as you do more classes making it less than $7 per hour for the highest program. Each program has a set schedule of classes, from one to six per week. Click below for program details, frequently asked questions and information about our teachers.
Ed: This Poisoned Sea was on at Canberra Playhouse — 27- 29 July 2017
Why see it? Reviewier Len Power at Canberra Critics’ Circle:
“…thoughtful in its intent and electrifying and entertaining in its execution.”
“This is QL2 Dance’s most cohesive full length show yet.”
“The choreography throughout is clear in its intent, dramatic and often dreamlike, and always beautiful to watch. The dancers attack the work with enthusiasm and perform with a discipline and preciseness over a continuous seventy minute running time that is awe-inspiring.”
Want to find out more about THIS POISONED SEA? Here the choreographers Claudia Alessi, Jack Ziesing and Eliza Sanders give you an insight into how they worked with the dancers, the ideas, and the text.
Ed: THIS POISONED SEA was performed at Canberra Theatre Centre, 27 – 29 July 2017.
“WITH MY CROSS-BOW, I SHOT THE ALBATROSS”
And so QL2 Dance’s Quantum Leap ensemble uses The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as a launchpad to explore belonging, ownership, and responsibility. Do we have an albatross to lead us out of trouble? Can we un-poison the sea?