On Course project helps to cross-fertilise dancers from different university dance courses around Australia: they work together, discuss, challenge, create, perform. Canberra dancers returning from full time study interstate get to reconnect with audiences here. And for audiences, it is a great opportunity to see where young dance artists are going — and in the forum, to hear from them about their work, and perhaps to influence that direction!”
Works by Gabriel Sinclair, Alexandra Dobson Wetherall, Alison Tong, Ryan Stone, Mia Tuco, Xavier Breed, Amelia Vanzwol & Casper Ilshner, Marcel Cole, Otto Kosok
After each performance there will be an optional forum and Q&A with the choreographers and dancers.
6 pm 15 &16 December 2018
Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Duration: ~90 Minutes + optional Q&A
Tickets: $16, $12.
Or at the door, 30 minutes before each show until sold out
Here’s a sample of photos from On Course 2017, by Lorna Sim. We’re pretty sure this years’ will be completely different!
QL2 Dance presents Canberra’s 2018 Quantum Leap dancers in their own short dance works;
Patricia Hayes Cavanagh, Rifka Ruwette,
Jessica Nicholls, Ruby Ballantyne, Silas Manapsal,
Sarah Long, Ursula Taylor & Eve Buckmaster, Lillian Cook and Courtney Tha.
Provocateur, Mentor & Producer: Ruth Osborne
7pm – 24 & 25 November 2018
QL2 Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Tickets: $15, $10. Online: Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=51791363362
Or at the door, 30 minutes before each show till sold out.
Application form at the end of this page
On Course is a choreographers’ project for tertiary students: to develop your artistic voice, leadership, and audience relationship. You get an opportunity to develop a short work, with two public performances. QL2 Dance will support you: by timetabling choreographers, dancers, time, rehearsal space and performance venue; with production and marketing; and by challenging and guiding you. On Course is for students at university or university-level courses (including equivalent courses overseas, and NAISDA). You can be in any year. A panel will select the participating choreographers from the applications received.
On Course is a great opportunity to break out of the constraints of study, to work in a non-assessed, critical but supportive environment. You can develop and test choreographic and theatrical ideas and processes; and work with dancers and choreographers from around Australia to build your dance network. Continue reading
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‘Hot to Trot’ is a mentored project for young choreographers and dancers, giving you an opportunity to choreograph or dance in a short work with support in all aspects of the application process and choreographic process. It is an invaluable experience to develop as a dance-maker and/or performer. You will not only receive mentoring support, but also publicity, administrative support, and rehearsal and performance venues.
This project is open only to dancers that were in ‘This Poisoned Sea’, and those in the Pre-Tertiary and Senior Programs.
An awesome opportunity for young dancers (8–17) to work with great choreographers, contribute ideas and perform in a new show!
‘Two Zero’ is a celebration of 20 years of QL2 Dance’s Quantum Leap ensemble.
Photo by Lorna Sim
QL2 Dance’s Quantum Leap is an award-winning contemporary youth dance ensemble, based in Canberra. Quantum Leap presents original, thoughtful and challenging productions that excite their audiences.
The 2018 production TWO ZERO will continue QL2 Dance’s track record of creating new, powerful dance theatre performed by young people, for all audiences. Celebrating two decades of youth dance from Canberra’s Quantum Leap contemporary youth dance ensemble, and looking at the next 20. A long time − where will we be? Does looking back help us imagine the future? Does looking forward 20 years help us be in the present? 20 years ago the first Quantum Leap ensemble was brought together: to learn, to create, to perform. They are now all over the world, many doing great things in dance, and many others taking that unique experience into other things. Now we are bringing back alumni as choreographers to consider both the past and the future − to create a brand new work with a brand new Quantum Leap ensemble, as well as revisiting highlights from Quantum Leap over the years. What will Quantum Leap dancers be doing in 2038?
Canberra Theatre Playhouse. August 9 – 11
Book your tickets from https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/two-zero-by-quantum-leap/