On Course is a mentored young choreographers’ project giving returning tertiary students an opportunity to choreograph a short work or continue work on a previous composition exercise from your course. A panel will select the participating choreographers from the applications received. QL2 Dance will offer support by allocating tertiary or senior Quantum Leap dancers, mentoring support, publicity, administrative support, rehearsal space and performance venues.
Your work can be up to 8 minutes long but no longer. It may be a reproduction or extension of original compositions made for course work, or a new piece. All choreographers are offered 6 rehearsals of 3 hours in length with at least 2 in the Theatre where the performances will take place. If you have dancers who are prepared to come to Canberra to work with you that will be encouraged, and we might also allot other tertiary students and Quantum Leap dancers to you.
We expect that you will be available to dance in 1 other piece, so in your application please outline your availability over the rehearsal period. Some dancers are asked to be in many pieces and this becomes very difficult. So I need to have final say on who performs in what.
Costumes, props and lighting effects need to be kept to a minimum, as there are many works and not a lot of time for production. This project is about choreographic development. The panel will select pieces based on quality of applications (they don’t have to be long - just clear).
This is a subsidised project so there are no project fees. Choreographers will be expected to cover their own accommodation and travel costs.
If you need to speak to me directly, I can be reached at QL2 Dance on 02 6247 3103 or on my mobile – 0418 943 857.
Download an application forms here:
To choreograph — and to dance.
And then send to QL2 Dance by Monday 12 September.
The panel will assess your application quickly and contact you by early October.