Organised chaos: the joy of difference in “Not like the others”

QL2’s latest performance is: “Not like the others”.  Book now TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR for a A new 1-hour contemporary dance work, developed in collaboration with the QL2  junior ensemble (ages 8–16) plus some older, experienced dancers. Created by QL2 Dance’s Acting Artistic Director Alison Plevey with choreographers  Steve Gow and Jack Riley.

“Fitting in. Standing out.
Working together. Stepping forward.
The power of many. The power of one.
The joy of difference.”

4 performances only

13 & 14 October 2017
6pm Friday, 3pm & 6pm Saturday
+ school matinee 1.00 Friday
Theatre 3   3 Repertory Lane, Acton ACT
$20 full | $15 conc | $12 under 15
(Fees apply for online & phone bookings)
Tickets: Book now TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR from 30 minutes before each show until sold out.
Don’t be late!

Not like the others is suitable for all ages, although parents of very young children should note that it will include loud sounds and music, and times where audience quiet is required.
No video or photography is allowed during the performances.


The Choreographers:

Alison Plevey is an award-winning choreographer and dance and physical artist based in Canberra. Her practice spans youth dance and theatre, education, cross-disciplinary collaborations, festival commissions, solo research and arts industry development in regional NSW and the ACT. Alison holds a first class honours degree from WAAPA. Recent works include ‘Mine!’ (ACT National Science Week 2017), ‘Nervous’ at Mount Stromlo Observatory, and ‘Strings Attached’ at New Acton, ‘Dancing with Drones’ (Performance Space LiveWorks 2015), ‘Shake It’ (Art, Not Apart Festival 2017), ‘Autonomous’ (You Are Here Festival 2017), ‘Sprout’ (Art, Not Apart Festival 2016), ‘Heatwave’ (Dance on the Edge 2016), ‘Johnny Castellano is Mine’ (The Street Theatre 2014), ‘WORK IT’ (Art, Not Apart and You Are Here Festivals 2015). Alison is Acting Artistic Director of QL2 Dance in September–October 2017.

Jack Riley is a recent VCA graduate. He is influenced by his training in elite competitive Judo, where he represented Australia at international level. Jack began dancing at QL2 Dance with Quantum Leap under Artistic Director Ruth Osborne, where he worked with many established dance artists. He has presented work at the Melbourne Fringe festival multiple times and was nominated for “Best dance” in 2016. He also worked under Ruth Osborne on Building Elvis, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. His performing career includes work with Lee Serle, David Rozetsky, and Jo Lloyd. He recently worked for Tasdance on their new work Fragile Matter with Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis (Jukstapoz). He has performed with the Australian Opera in King Roger. In June 2017, he received a Curated Residency at QL2 Dance (Canberra), where he presented his second full length work Contact.

Stephen Gow is a teacher and dancer trained in hip hop, contemporary and acrobatics. After multiple seasons of dancing with QL2 Dance’s Quantum Leap, as well as being a prominent dancer within the hip hop community, he moved to Sydney to work commercially. He has worked with international and Australian artists including Taylor Swift, Psy, Jason Derulo, Timomatic, Ricki Lee and more. Stephen has represented Australia on numerous occasions, most notably winning at World of Dance New York in 2010, and as a Finalist at R16 World Bboy Championships held in Korea in 2013 and 2014. After working with Nick Power on Compartmentalised In Hong Kong in collaboration with Unlock Dancing Plaza, he went on to develop Nick Power’s Cypher in 2013. He has since toured the sold-out show to the Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Sydney Festival, Tanz Im August in Berlin, URB Festival and Oulo in Finland.


4 performances only

13 & 14 October 2017
6pm Friday, 3pm & 6pm Saturday
+ school matinee 1.30 Friday
Theatre 3   3 Repertory Lane, Acton ACT
$20 full | $15 conc | $12 under 15
(Fees apply for online & phone bookings)
Tickets: Book now TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR from 30 minutes before each show until sold out.
Don’t be late!

Not like the others is suitable for all ages, although parents of very young children should note that it will include loud sounds and music, and times where audience quiet is required.
No video or photography is allowed during the performances.


 

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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.