Audition 3 December 2017 for Quantum Leap’s “TWO ZERO” in 2018

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AUDITION: Sunday 3 December (9am–1pm) at QL2 Studio, Gorman Arts Centre.
Pre-registration is essential — fill in the form at the bottom of this page (but read this first)! And arrive 15 minutes early.

TWO ZERO is QL2 Dance’s major project for 2018 for our Quantum Leap ensemble (ages 14+) — which could mean you!. Creative young people auditioned from in and around Canberra will form the ensemble, and will create new work with Artistic Director Ruth Osborne and other choreographers, as well as re-visiting ideas from two decades of youth dance from Canberra’s Quantum Leap contemporary youth dance ensemble. Continue reading

Hot to Trot: QL2‘s Quantum Leapers leap into choreography

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QL2 Dance presents Canberra’s 2017 Quantum Leap dancers in their own short dance works.  Artistic Director Ruth Osborne says “This project is an important starting point in the development of choreographic practice and of leadership potential. They are working hard to create meaningful contemporary dance — beyond just doing moves or steps to music, and really engaging some of the processes they have been part of when they have been in projects like This Poisoned Sea. The content will be all their own.” 

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Website problems — but you can still book for “Hot to Trot”!

We are having some troubles with our web host — this website has travelled backwards in time to before we advertised HOT TO TROT.

If you are trying to register for the Quantum Leap project TWO ZERO — hang on to your enthusiasm, we’ll post as soon the site is back up and you can register!

But!  You can still book for HOT TO TROT directly through TRYBOOKING – below!

A month of go go going… Alison, QL2 & ADP

Ed: Alison Plevey was Acting Artistic Director of QL2 Dance for September and Octiober, while Ruth Osborne was on a Churchill Fellowship in the UK. She is also AD of QL2’s “Company in Residency”, ‘Australian Dance Party’.

“As I surface after a wonderfully busy, rewarding, challenging month or two at the helm of QL2 Dance and multi-tasking with some ADP works, I am breathing in and reflecting on successes, challenges and questions, something we all tend to cycle through as artists.

Stepping into the role of the wonderous Ruth Osborne (she ventured on her Churchill Fellowship and is now shortlisted for ACT Australian of the Year!!) was a great honour and adventure. I have cherished and been incredibly stimulated by taking on this role which is so important to many young people, the ACT community and youth dance practice in Australia and beyond.

from “Not like the others”. Photo: Lorna Sim

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Jack is back: work ethic & creativity in “Not like the others”

ED: Jack Riley is one of three choreographers working on QL2’s “Not like the others”, which has shows at Theatre 3 in Canberra 13-14 October 2017.  Tickets: Book now TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR from 30 minutes before each show until sold out.  Don’t be late!

“I have been involved with QL2 for a number of years now as a dancer and now have the pleasure of returning to make a section of the work in the Chaos project. I danced myself  at QL2 from 2009 to 2013, performing in both junior and senior projects.

‘Its such a rewarding experience to be able to make a work with such talented dancers and young artists.’

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Ruby’s new hat: not like the others

ED: Ruby has been with QL2 Dance since 2014 – in almost every project. Now she is doing work experience as Assistant to the Artistic Director for QL2’s “Not like the others”, which has shows at Theatre 3 in Canberra 13-14 October 2017. Tickets: Book now TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR from 30 minutes before each show until sold out.  Don’t be late!

“I have participated in QL2 Dance’s  ‘Chaos’ project for the past 3 years, although this year due to injury, I’ve had to step out of the dancing role, and into a new one. Over the past two weeks, I’ve assisted Alison and the other choreographers during the Not Like the others rehearsal intensive as an outside eye. I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside everyone throughout the creative development process, without having to perform in the theatre during production week. Continue reading

“On Course” 2017: choreographic project for tertiary dance students

APPLY: Online form here

On Course is a choreographers’ project for tertiary students: to develop your artistic voice, leadership, and audience relationship. You get an opportunity to develop a short work, with two public performances.  QL2 Dance will support you: by timetabling choreographers, dancers, time, rehearsal space and performance venue; with production and marketing; and by challenging and guiding you. On Course is for students at university or university-level courses (including equivalent courses overseas, and NAISDA). You can be in any year. A panel will select the participating choreographers from the applications received.

On Course is a great opportunity to break out of the constraints of study, to work in a non-assessed, critical but supportive environment. You can develop and test choreographic and theatrical ideas and processes; and work with dancers and choreographers from around Australia to build your dance network. Continue reading