“THEN/NOW/WHEN?” a double bill “REBEL” & “CONVERSATIONS” is QL2 Dance’s major project for 2020 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 Steve Gow, Jack Ziesing and Jodie Farrugia.

Physical, thoughtful, and professionally presented: THEN/NOW/WHEN? is an opportunity for you to collaborate and create with other young dancers.

Activism. Rebellion. Revolution.  When is change coming? Who will make it happen? And how?

“Rebel” – Activism is growing, we need major societal change. We need it now. It happened before… it will happen again. Rebel.
“Conversations” – Movement is a universal language that knows no borders. Two youth dance companies meet in movement, one Thai, the other Australian.

WORKSHOP AUDITION:  Sunday 23 February 1pm-5pm at the QL2 Studio, Gorman Arts Centre. Pre-registration is essential. Please arrive 15 minutes early.


Ages 14-23, with a creative mind and dance, theatre or gymnastics experience.

REHEARSALS: Sundays from 15 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, 30 July – 1 August. (you will need to take time off school that week).

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Audition! “Connected” with Quantum Leap 2016

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Quantum Leap at the Canberra Playhouse in 2015

[ED: The audition on 21 February was great!  If you missed out and are keen to participate, contact Artistic Director Ruth Osborne on]

Connected is QL2 Dance’s major project for the year for the Quantum Leap ensemble (ages 15+). Creative young people from in and around Canberra will form the ensemble, and collaborate with renowned choreographer Kristina Chan and the ‘Lingua Franca’ physical theatre makers Alison Plevey and Adam Deusien, under the artistic direction of QL2 Artistic Director Ruth Osborne. International visitors will also join the ensemble for the final weeks of the project. Continue reading

Audition 17 February! Quantum Leap last call for “Hit the Floor Together”

Register now online Even if you haven’t registered – come to the audition early, and see how you go: details here!   Come to this fun audition on 17 February (register first!) and get into the next great Quantum Leap project — “Hit the floor together”. You will work with great interstate contemporary choreographers, and perform at Canberra Playhouse (31 July–3 August ) as part of the Centenary of Canberra!
HTFT Audition flier_b03_P1_1200pxHit the floor together will be a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people from Canberra and surrounds, plus dancers from Adelaide and NAISDA. You will create this new dance work with choreographers Daniel Riley McKinley (Bangarra), Deon Hastie (Kurrurru) & Dean Cross.
Open to ages 14-26, with dance or gymnastics experience — the more the better!  You will need to commit to Sundays from 10 March,  full time for 6 days during 13–28 April, plus 6–21 July, and 28 July–3 August.
Subsidised places at $400 for the whole project — and bursaries are available if you cannot afford the fee.  Register now online, go to the Facebook event page, or read more on our website.
Or if you are in a tertiary dance course, and want to be a Visiting Dancer in the project? Contact Ruth.
IMG_0177Here’s the project’s entry in the Centenary of Canberra’s Indigenous program.  Looks great!