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
Why see it? Reviewier Len Power at Canberra Critics’ Circle:
“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
Bookings: CANBERRATHEATRECENTRE.COM.AU Continue reading
Ed: QL2 Dance’s production of This Poisoned Sea was on 27-29 July 2017 at Canberra Playhouse.
It looks like this — and they don’t even have most of the costumes on yet!
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
“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?