10 reasons you should book right now for “This Poisoned Sea”. #7 will surprise you.

Ed: QL2 Dance’s production of This Poisoned Sea was on 27-29 July 2017 at Canberra Playhouse.

It looks like this — and they don’t even have most of the costumes on yet! 


2. It’s about this:

3. Professional choreographers

It is full of young people dancing, but its not a dance school concert. It is a full-length work created with them by amazing choreographers Jack Ziesing, Claudia Alessi and Eliza Sanders with Artistic Director Ruth Osborne. So BOOK NOW.

4. Great lighting by Mark Dyson


5. If you like poetry, there’s poetry!  But not much, in case you don’t.

6. Reviews of previous shows. From actual paying theatre-goers.

“This was a quality performance. Beautiful and delicious to be immersed in. I was surprised at the quality and sophistication of the choreography. I would have liked to see it twice…”

“…professional and mature performances. The choreography was fantastic, the dancers were very skilled and the music was awesome. All round an incredible show!”

“Athletic. Dramatic. Modern. Contemporary. Simple yet complex. Tight. Committed. Impressive…I could go on and on…”

7. Because it will not attempt to tell the story of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Also, no albatross. Except metaphorical ones. Which is kind of the point. BOOK NOW

8. Because cast member Hikma says so:

“You should come and watch  because it’s showing young people taking responsibility about the damage that is happening in the world. It is a really strong and powerful project and everyone that comes and watches it will love it.”

9. Because cast member Aimee says so:

“‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ was published at the time of the Industrial Revolution, but the themes are still so ever-present because the damage to our environment is not yet being corrected.  And we have the power to make a difference.”


10 Because cast member Trinh says so:

“There are so many stories, so much beautiful movement and knowledge put into this production … a wonderful experience for everyone.”


THIS POISONED SEA: performances
Thursday 27 – Sat 29 July at 7pm
+ 29 July at 2pm
Schools matinee Friday 28 July 10.30am

Single: $32 Under 27: $26
Concession: $20 (child/student/unemployed/pensioner)
Groups: full $26, U27 $22, concession/child $18 (min 8)
Family: $20 (min 6 tickets, max 2 adults)


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About Gary

Gary is General Manager at QL2 Dance, previously General Manager at the Australian Choreographic Centre which developed the approach to youth dance programs which forms the core of QL2's work. He is a recovering computer programmer and live sound engineer. He discovered social dance through contemporary dance.