Thanks everyone for coming! Two full houses. Next up: On Course!
QL2 Dance presents Canberra’s 2017 Quantum Leap dancers in their own short dance works. Artistic Director Ruth Osborne says “This project is an important starting point in the development of choreographic practice and of leadership potential. They are working hard to create meaningful contemporary dance — beyond just doing moves or steps to music, and really engaging some of the processes they have been part of when they have been in projects like This Poisoned Sea. The content will be all their own.”
“As I surface after a wonderfully busy, rewarding, challenging month or two at the helm of QL2 Dance and multi-tasking with some ADP works, I am breathing in and reflecting on successes, challenges and questions, something we all tend to cycle through as artists.
Stepping into the role of the wonderous Ruth Osborne (she ventured on her Churchill Fellowship and is now shortlisted for ACT Australian of the Year!!) was a great honour and adventure. I have cherished and been incredibly stimulated by taking on this role which is so important to many young people, the ACT community and youth dance practice in Australia and beyond.
from “Not like the others”. Photo: Lorna Sim
“I have been involved with QL2 for a number of years now as a dancer and now have the pleasure of returning to make a section of the work in the Chaos project. I danced myself at QL2 from 2009 to 2013, performing in both junior and senior projects.
‘Its such a rewarding experience to be able to make a work with such talented dancers and young artists.’
“I have participated in QL2 Dance’s ‘Chaos’ project for the past 3 years, although this year due to injury, I’ve had to step out of the dancing role, and into a new one. Over the past two weeks, I’ve assisted Alison and the other choreographers during the Not Like the others rehearsal intensive as an outside eye. I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside everyone throughout the creative development process, without having to perform in the theatre during production week. Continue reading
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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
Australian Dance Party with dancers of QL2 ‘weave, hustle and halt’ at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Alison Plevey: “As I take up reins this week at QL2 Dance as Acting Artistic Director, I bounce into the office and out onto the street to perform a quirky new work I have created working closely with the National Portrait Gallery. The piece is a reflection of the extraordinary exhibition Dempsey’s People: A folio of British Street Portraits currently showing until 22 October 2017.