"ME RIGHT NOW" by the Quantum Leap ensemble is on until Saturday 12 May, at the Canberra Playhouse!
Buy tickets at CanberraTheatre.com.
What the reviewers say about Me Right Now:
“… and what an electrifying performance it was! … insightful as well as a delight to watch … the discipline and commitment of this company was on display, but, in addition, there was an emotional edge to the performances …” Len Power, ArtsoundFM
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Growing up in a culture that believes in staying forever young. "ME RIGHT NOW" is a captivating snapshot of the lives of young Australians through contemporary dance. Ideas of youth, adolescence, gender roles and public image, with 3 choreographers from around the country who have developed the work collaboratively with 28 young performers from Canberra's Quantum Leap youth dance ensemble.
Over the 55-minute performance, they offer a rare glimpse at their inner worlds as they dance furiously, tenderly, and with honesty about the unique qualities of their generation.
WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT & WHO YOU SHOULD BRING ALONG! Here's a small questionnaire... If you answer yes to any of the following, or know someone else who would, catch "ME RIGHT NOW" next week!
Do you just want an amazing night celebrating the power of dance and being forever young?
Do you want to encourage young Canberra artists creating collaboratively?
Do you want a thought-provoking night out at the theatre?
Do you want a wonderful dinner and theatre experience for under $50?
Do you want to be surprised by passionate and professional performances by people you pass by in the street? (hey, its Canberra... chances are you know some of these young artists- you've never seen them looking this good!)
We're pretty sure you've answered "yes" at least once. So get booking — , and bring like-minded friends who need a prod to get there! Dates May 9 – 12 2012 Times Wed – Sat at 7pm, + Sat matinee at 2pm Venue Canberra Playhouse, London Circuit, Civic Tickets Single $28, Conc $20, + group booking discounts Booking Buy online at www.canberratheatre.com.au
or call 02 6275 2700
(Tickets are affordable, leaving you cash for coffee and a pasta before the show!)
“Me Right Now” is choreographed by Lina Limosani (Australian Dance Theatre and Chunky Move), Matt Cornell (Dance North) and Jade Dewi Tyas-Tunggal in collaboration with these dancers from all over the ACT. Quantum Leap is Canberra’s own youth dance ensemble, making passionate contemporary dance.
“…adventurous choreography involving partnering on a sometimes quite daring level… adrenalin charged performances… successfully and excitingly achieved… loose-limbed, fast and furious dancing … vibrant and rousing ” MICHELLE POTTER
“…the discipline and hard work of the dancers was very evident. You don’t have to make allowances for anyone in this company. They all give 100 percent and it shows. ” LEN POWER
“… accessible, entertaining, technically demanding and requiring complex ensemble dancing. … resulting in many genuinely thrilling moments.… a succession of dazzling, joyfully-danced episodes…” BILL STEPHENS
(REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS QUANTUM LEAP WORKS)
QL2 Dance: who we are
We run challenging, diverse and rigorous youth dance programs. Our artistic Director, Ruth Osborne, is passionate about extending youth dance practice beyond training, beyond ‘young people dancing’, to immersive, creative, ongoing dance experiences. She brings together community and professional practice and presents quality performances to diverse audiences. We develop the next generation of dance-makers, and contribute to a passionate, caring, diverse society.
Quantum Leap Quantum Leap is our auditioned, selective youth dance ensemble. It is a vibrant, demanding, supportive and structured environment for young people to gain an understanding of choreographic processes, develop choreographic literacy and work together to create sophisticated productions that wrestle with big ideas. These high-quality works emerge from collaborative processes: the dancers form part of a creative team with professional choreographers, composers and filmmakers.