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.

Reviewers and the cast are talking about “This Poisoned Sea” — last 2 shows.

Ed: This Poisoned Sea was on at Canberra Playhouse — 27- 29 July 2017

Why see it?  Reviewier Len Power at Canberra Critics’ Circle:

“…thoughtful in its intent and electrifying and entertaining in its execution.”

“This is QL2 Dance’s most cohesive full length show yet.”

“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.”

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QL2 shortlisted for Australian Dance Award

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We are very pleased that the QL2 Dance production Connected  has been shortlisted for a prestigious Australian Dance Award.  Connected is a triple-bill of diverse pieces, created in collaboration with the dancers of QL2’s Quantum Leap ensemble by renowned choreographers Sara Black, Kristina Chan, and Alison Plevey and Adam Deusien from physical theatre company Lingua Franca.

Connected investigates “the power that connections can have on the individual, and provides a unique reflection of our own lives – connecting out to those looking in. It explores connections through our skin, connections with the natural world, and how strength and empowerment affect our connections with each other.”

The annual Australian Dance Awards (ADAs) recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made an outstanding contribution to dance. The full shortlist in all categories is available here.

We would like to congratulate all the shortlisted artists, especially Canberra artists Liz Lea and Phillip Piggin. Winners will be announced at the 2017 Australian Dance Awards in Melbourne on 24 September.

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.

“WITH MY CROSS-BOW, I SHOT THE ALBATROSS”

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?

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