Can we un-poison the sea? “This Poisoned Sea” 27-29 July

Ed: THIS POISONED SEA was performed at Canberra Theatre Centre, 27 – 29 July 2017.


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?

Artistic Director Ruth Osborne says “This Poisoned Sea will be epic, thoughtful and physical. The choreographers and dancers have set off from this epic, archaic text to find their own truths, their own stories of our place in the natural world. And to make a compelling contemporary performance.”

Created by celebrated West Australian choreographer Claudia Alessi; ex- Expressions Dance Company Jack Ziesing; and Eliza Sanders, a new voice to contemporary dance and theatre.

Contemporary dance for all audiences.

What reviewers said about previous productions:

“…a finely realized work …clear in its purpose and entertaining at the same time. The young dancers performed these works with great enthusiasm, discipline and skill”
Len Power, ArtSound FM

“…tight in execution… energy, strength, and grace surprising in dancers so young.”
John P. Harvey, Stage Whispers

“a compelling example of the use of dance to illuminate difficult themes.”
Bill Stephens, CityNews

…and audience members:

“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…”

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


THIS POISONED SEA: performances

The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre
Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 July at 7pm + 29 July at 2pm
School 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.