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Australian Dance Party with dancers of QL2 ‘weave, hustle and halt’ at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Alison Plevey: “As I take up reins this week at QL2 Dance as Acting Artistic Director, I bounce into the office and out onto the street to perform a quirky new work I have created working closely with the National Portrait Gallery. The piece is a reflection of the extraordinary exhibition Dempsey’s People: A folio of British Street Portraits currently showing until 22 October 2017.
QL2’s latest performance is: “Not like the others”.
Book now TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR for a A new 1-hour contemporary dance work, developed in collaboration with the QL2 junior ensemble (ages 8–16) plus some older, experienced dancers. Created by QL2 Dance’s Acting Artistic Director Alison Plevey with choreographers Steve Gow and Jack Riley.
“Fitting in. Standing out.
Working together. Stepping forward.
The power of many. The power of one.
The joy of difference.”
4 performances only
13 & 14 October 2017
6pm Friday, 3pm & 6pm Saturday
+ school matinee 1.00 Friday
Theatre 3 3 Repertory Lane, Acton ACT
$20 full | $15 conc | $12 under 15
(Fees apply for online & phone bookings)
Book now TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR from 30 minutes before each show until sold out.
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Ed: In September and October 2017, QL2 Dance’s Artistic Director Ruth Osborne heads to the UK on a Churchill Fellowship, to “…research youth dance programs focused on career pathways, mentorship and creative collaborations.” While she is gone, Alison Plevey will be Acting Artistic Director of QL2 Dance.
ALISON: Later this week I step into some big shoes. The shoes of a woman who I greatly admire and who has been a significant influence and mentor — in my work in youth dance, as an independent artist and now company director.
As Ruth, our “national treasure”, embarks on her prestigious adventures across the United Kingdom, I reflect on the excitement, the butterflies, and the great honour it is to fill these shoes as Acting Artistic Director of QL2 Dance. Continue reading
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.”
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