Audition! Ages 8+ ”Not like the others“ performance project

An awesome opportunity for young dancers (8–17) to work with great choreographers, contribute ideas and perform in a new show!

Every year we run a creation and performance project for younger and less experienced dancers. This year’s is called Not Like The Others. It allows dancers to collaborate with choreographers and fellow dancers, develop creative and dance skills, and build confidence in a challenging yet fun environment. For many, it is a preparation for our Quantum Leap ensemble in later years. And plenty of older dancers are involved: challenging themselves, and inspiring younger ones.

Not Like The Others will be about difference: how similar are we really, and how much does it matter? You will help create a full-length dance work over six weeks with lots of other young dancers. It will be developed at QL2 Dance’s studios at Gorman Arts Centre, and performed at Theatre 3 in Acton. Continue reading

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!