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.”

Continue reading

“This Poisoned Sea” — in the choreographers‘ words

Want to find out more about THIS POISONED SEA? Here the choreographers Claudia Alessi, Jack Ziesing and Eliza Sanders give you an insight into how they worked with the dancers, the ideas, and the text.

THIS POISONED SEA: performances
Thursday 27 – Sat 29 July 2017 at 7pm
+ 29 July at 2pm
Schools matinee Friday 28 July 10.30am
Bookings:  CANBERRATHEATRECENTRE.COM.AU Continue reading

QL2 shortlisted for Australian Dance Award

Ed: Update 25/9/17 — congratulations to Cadi Macarthy and Catapult Dance  (The Flipside Project), winners of the category.

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.” Continue reading

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?

Continue reading