About Natsuko Yonezawa

I started dancing with QL2 at the start of 2014. I did ballet when I was living in Darwin since I was about 7 years old. Joining QL2 was a completely new experience for me because I had not done much contemporary dance before and I did not know much about it. I joined the Intermediate classes to build up my knowledge of what contemporary dance style was. QL2 has given me an opportunity to understand more about contemporary dance by accepting me into the Chaos project ‘For the Win’ in 2014 and they have also given me a chance to meet new people with many different individual stories. I joined the Senior classes at the start of 2015 anddid my first Quantum Leap project, ‘Reckless Valour’.

“Site Effects” at Art not Apart

Natsuko. Photo: Lorna Sim

Natsuko. Photo: Lorna Sim

EDITOR: Natsuko was part of Site Effects performed at Art Not Apart in Canberra, 14 March 2015. Directed by Alison Plevey and Ruth Osborne, with Quantum Leap dancers Nasim Patel, Walter Wolffs, Millie Vanzwol, Ursula Taylor, Natsuko Yonezawa, Audrey Sharwood, Jack Clements, Caspar Ilschner, Jason Pearce, Ruby Ballantyne, Gabriel Sinclair, Caroline De Wan, Amy Campbell and Eve Buckmaster.

“Being part of the art festival Art Not Apart was a new, fun and challenging experience. All the dancers and the artistic choreographer Alison Plevey spent time preparing for this event and worked very hard to give our best performance. Alison gave us a sheet of paper with all the locations and scores (examples of movement, responding to the environment, shapes) to put into our improvisation.

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