In FILLING THE SPACE, the Quantum Leap Ensemble explores the dynamic relationship of body and architecture. It breaks open the frames and borders that guide our movement in and out of space/s and playfully manipulates our emotional relationship to them. The theatre stage becomes a world of potential, of space filling and emptying, of new cosmic dances.
Directed by Artistic Director Ruth Osborne and Acting Artistic Director Steve Gow the dancers have worked with celebrated choreographers and QL2 Alumni James Batchelor and Eliza Sanders and Artistic Director Ruth Osborne.
Bookings at Canberra Theatre Centre or 6275 2700
Please click on the Continue Reading link to book your place!
FREE AUDITION WORKSHOP – 24 FEBRUARY 1PM-5PM
FILLING THE SPACE is QL2 Dance’s major project for 2019 for our Quantum Leap ensemble (ages 14+) — which could mean you!
If selected during the free workshop, you will create and perform new work with Artistic Director Ruth Osborne and choreographers James Batchelor and Eliza Sanders.
Physical, thoughtful, and professionally presented: FILLING THE SPACE is an opportunity for you to collaborate and create with other young dancers.
WORKSHOP AUDITION: Sunday 24 February 1pm-5pm at the QL2 Studio, Gorman Arts Centre. Pre-registration is essential. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
WHO CAN DO THE AUDITION WORKSHOP?
Ages 14-23, with a creative mind and dance, theatre or gymnastics experience.
REHEARSALS: Sundays from 17 March to July (except Easter), ten days over two weeks in April and two week full time in July – in school holidays for most students.
PRODUCTION: Canberra Playhouse, 5-10 August 2019. (you will need to take time off school that week).
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.
An awesome opportunity for young dancers (8–17) to work with great choreographers, contribute ideas and perform in a new show!