AUDITION 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.
“Does looking back help us imagine the future? Does looking forward 20 years help us cope with the present? 20 years ago the first Quantum Leap ensemble was brought together: to learn, to create, to perform. They are now all over the world, many doing great things in dance, and many others taking that unique experience into other things. Now we are bringing back alumni as choreographers to consider both the past and the future— to create a brand new work with a brand new Quantum Leap ensemble, as well as revisiting highlights from Quantum Leap over the years. What will Quantum Leap dancers be doing in 2038?”
TWO ZERO will be performed at the Canberra Playhouse in early August 2018.
TWO ZERO will be physical, thoughtful, and professionally presented. Contemporary dance for all audiences! To give you an idea, here are some words from reviews of previous works.
“a strong, cohesive work … rich in exquisite imagery and inspiring for the obvious passion and commitment of the young dancers to the central theme…” Bill Stephens
“…thoughtful in its intent and electrifying and entertaining in its execution. … 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.” Len Power
WHO CAN AUDITION?
Ages 14-21, with a creative mind and dance or gymnastics experience.
REHEARSALS: Sundays from 18 February to July. Two weeks full time in April, two weeks full time in July — in school holidays for most students.
PRODUCTION: Canberra Playhouse, 6-11August 2018. (you will need to take time off school this week).
Here’s some photos by Lorna Sim from Quantum Leap in 2017. This could be you!
Classes are essential!
Everyone in our projects must regularly attend dance classes — either at QL2 Dance, or if you are already doing solid technique classes elsewhere, you can ask (in writing) for an exemption from the Artistic Director. Have a look at our classes program here.
Cost, payment plans, bursaries
This project is heavily subsidised — the total cost to you is $475, including the project t-shirt. You then need to add the cost of classes. We are non-profit, and keep costs low.
We offer confidential bursaries to reduce or remove costs if this prevents you being in a project. To make an appointment to discuss a bursary, please phone Ruth Osborne on 0418 943 857.
The audition will be in the form of a dance workshop, including a warmup, learning some short sequences, and creative group work. You don’t need to prepare anything. We are keen to see young people with physical or performance skills from other forms — eg gymnastics, or theatre.
The aim is for you to have a good time, meet other dancers, and perhaps get into Quantum Leap — in that order!
“Remember that we are looking for a variety of skills, so don’t be put off by others seeming to be more experienced in one form or another — just enjoy yourself and do your best in each section. I look forward to seeing you there!”
The panel will make decisions about who will join Quantum Leap shortly after the workshop. We will email results of the audition —no results will be given on the day or by phone.