“We have kicked off the creative adventures for Australian Dance Party in 2018 with a little bit of red carpet.
Leaning into the cross arts, fun, social elements of the Party, I have been lucky enough to lead the development of a quirky short dance work entitled In a flash. The work references the current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery “Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits”, and aims to expand the audience experience of the gallery and enable an important cross arts dialogue.
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.
After a busy year with performance projects, Strings Attached, Nervous and Versailles, Australian Dance Party is this year running a new weekly program focusing on creative practice and collaborative process, supported by QL2 Dance.
Janine Proost and Gabe Comerford in development of ‘Strings Attached’, August 2016
“CO.LAB” which will run on Fridays 10am-4pm at QL2 Dance Studio is:
“a space for invited professional dance artists and creative collaborators to engage in physical research, artistic exchange and processes experimentation.”