“On Course” 2016: choreographic project for tertiary dance students

APPLY: Online form hereOn Course 2016 is a mentored choreographers’ project for tertiary students. It is an opportunity to choreograph, develop and present a short work, with two public performances.  A panel will select the participating choreographers from the applications received. QL2 Dance will support you by timetabling choreographers, dancers, time and space; mentoring; publicity; administrative support; rehearsal space and performance venue.  On Course is for students at university or university-level courses (including NAISDA, NICA, and equivalent courses overseas). You can be in any year.

If you don’t want to choreograph, but want to dance in someone else’s work, please also put in an application.

You can read reviews of On Course 2015 here and here. And below are some photos by Lorna Sim.

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An incredible experience with Kristina Chan and Amelia McQueen: Tanja Liedtke’s legacy

QL2 was honoured to host a Tanja Liedtke Foundation “Inspiring Dance” workshop in September. The Foundation’s purpose is to preserve the artistic legacy of Tanja Liedtke — “one of the shining lights of Australian contemporary dance”, to support the development of contemporary dance theatre and foster Australian/ European artistic connections.

The workshops are delivered by dancers who worked with Tanja, continuing the legacy of her work and working methods. 20 dance artists participated, mostly young members of our Quantum Leap ensemble (aged 15-18), plus young professionals. 5 of the partipants — Caroline, Natsuko, Nasim, Jessica and Ruby — reflect on the experience. [PHOTOS: LORNA SIM]

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Tertiary dance students “On Course 2013”: development & performance

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A development and performance opportunity for you in Canberra: December 2013

On Course: a mentored young choreographers’ project for people studying dance at Australian and New Zealand universities. You get an opportunity to choreograph, develop and present a short work, with two public performances. QL2 Dance will support you by timetabling choreographers, dancers, time and space; mentoring; publicity; administrative support; rehearsal space and performance venue.

On Course: is a great opportunity to break out of the constraints of study, and instead to work in a non-assessed, critical but supportive environment.

Read more here, then register online by 20 October  EXTENDED 28 OCTOBER.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Dean talks about not talking about creating new dance

Canberra-based but peripatetic dance artist Dean Cross takes up two Curated Residencies at QL2 Dance this month. In the first, he is working on the very first  research and development phase for a new contemporary dance work choreographed and performed by himslef, and local dancer Jack Riley.

“Conceptually the work will be looking at our similarities and differences as people who are separated by ten years, whilst finding both in a shared and non-shared physical language.”

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Overcrowded with countless kids coming and going and coming back as artists

Angela Goh spent a week at QL2 earlier this month with a Supported Grant of Space. This is what happened. 

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I got drenched with litres of teenage sweat (and it’s counterpart, “lynx”),

My ears rang with the sound of teenage laughter (it seems to be somewhat louder than other types), the sound of bass lines, and the roar of Ruth’s voice,

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Liz Lea: dance & science, cockatoos & turnout, and InFlight

I have been running a series of Dance and Science workshops with Inspiring Australia based at CSIRO Discovery.

In the first lecture on 2 February, I talked at CSIRO about the research into the Red Tailed Black cockatoo, and the choreography being developed with Tammi Gissell for her solo Magnificus Magnificus. We previewed the work at the launch of the Centenary of Canberra Indigenous program,  and will also present at Dance Massive. QL2 Dance have supported the work with a grant of space in August last year, and also some days this year which has been wonderful. The work premieres alongside my solo Kapture in October at The Street Theatre as part of their Made in Canberra season. Continue reading

Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal + female dancers


Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal is one of the 4 choreographers of Me Right Now. She is a freelance dance artist from New South Wales, and has extensive performing experience, starting in her high school years at the Newtown Performing Arts School. This gives her a particular understanding of the group of young female dancers she is working with in Canberra for her piece in Me Right Now “All to get her”. She has created and toured works in Australia, the US, Taiwan, Europe, and New Zealand, and it’s her first time choreographing for Quantum Leap. I catch up with Jade at the Bungendore Woodworks Cafe as she gives me a snapshot of where her work is up to mid-way through her intensive rehearsal period.
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