Dean (2nd from right) in QL2″s Quantum Leap , 2003
Once upon a time citizens had their place and fulfilled the needs of the community around them. The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker all had necessary skills passed from generation to generation, which were essential to the effective functioning of the village unit. Only very rarely did one stray from the path, and one did so at great risk to the social fabric. Fortunately however, that is not the world we live in today. Career is a fluid term, and none embraces this fluidity more so than artists.
my name is dean cross. quantum leaper. although i am not performing with the company, i am still involved as a choreographer, choreographing for next year’s centenary project.
currently though i am in the studio here in canberra working a research and development phase for my new work dstrctns. i am working with an incredible team of rhiannon spratling, robbie curtis, jessie hoeschel and another ex-leaper james batchelor.
we have been busy having a lot of conversations, converting those into dance and then questioning what they are worth. it is an absolute luxury having the time and space to indulge creativity in this way.
so far so good and i now know less about what i am doing then when i started. but something is telling me that isn’t such a bad thing. i don’t know when ill be back in the studio, but i do know that after leaving this week it wont be soon enough.
so ill take this opportunity to publicly thank QL2 for this Grant of Space, and the continuing list of opportunities and possibilities they have presented me.