Two Zero By Quantum Leap Ensemble

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QL2 Dance’s Quantum Leap is an award-winning contemporary youth dance ensemble, based in Canberra. Quantum Leap presents original, thoughtful and challenging productions that excite their audiences.

The 2018 production TWO ZERO will continue QL2 Dance’s track record of creating new, powerful dance theatre performed by young people, for all audiences. Celebrating two decades of youth dance from Canberra’s Quantum Leap contemporary youth dance ensemble, and looking at the next 20. A long time − where will we be? Does looking back help us imagine the future? Does looking forward 20 years help us be in the present? 20 years ago the first Quantum Leap ensemble was brought together: to learn, to create, to perform. They are now all over the world, many doing great things in dance, and many others taking that unique experience into other things. Now we are bringing back alumni as choreographers to consider both the past and the future − to create a brand new work with a brand new Quantum Leap ensemble, as well as revisiting highlights from Quantum Leap over the years. What will Quantum Leap dancers be doing in 2038?

Canberra Theatre Playhouse. August 9 – 11

Book your tickets from https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/two-zero-by-quantum-leap/

 

sprouting new energy for new projects…

Ed: Alison Plevey is the recipient of  a Curated Residency at QL2 to support several projects across the whole of 2016.

“It has been an energised start to 2016, with many projects on the go in the studio and out. During Canberra’s busy arts festival time I have worked collaboratively with awesome local artists creating ‘Autumn Lantern‘ for Enlighten and ‘Sprout‘ for Art, Not Apart amidst commencing QL2 classes and ‘Connected’ Quantum Leap at the Playhouse rehearsals.

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Autumn Lantern at Enlighten Festival, was a joy to create and perform amidst a handful of great artists; violinist Michael Liu, dancers Olivia Fyfe, Debora Di Centa and Susanna Defraia and guitarist Tyson Jones. The costumes had us dipped head to toe in white and trimmed with illuminating hooped skirts — a huge component for the success of this piece. Thanks to Hemmi and Tanya Voges! Continue reading

Straddling transitions: a painter wants to sing, a sculptor wants to write poetry

ED: Dean Cross has been involved with QL2 for many years, as a dancer, teacher and choreographer. Here he writes about his life as an artist, across multiple genres and media. Dean has an exhibition opening in Canberra, 25 February — more details below.

Dean (2nd from right) in QL2"s Quantum Leap , 2003

Dean (2nd from right) in QL2″s Quantum Leap , 2003

Once upon a time citizens had their place and fulfilled the needs of the community around them. The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker all had necessary skills passed from generation to generation, which were essential to the effective functioning of the village unit. Only very rarely did one stray from the path, and one did so at great risk to the social fabric. Fortunately however, that is not the world we live in today. Career is a fluid term, and none embraces this fluidity more so than artists.

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“ALL THE THINGS” — 3 shows only, 16 & 17 October

TICKETS AT THE DOOR one hour before each show. Online & phone bookings are closed.

Last 2 shows 3pm & 6pm,  limited seats.
Theatre 3, Acton ACT.

How important are ALL THE THINGS anyway?  New contemporary dance. Young people creating amazing things with professional contemporary choreographers.
Created by choreographers Joshua Lowe, Alison Plevey and Jamie Winbank under Artistic Director Ruth Osborne with our junior ensemble (ages 8–16).

Here they are in development:

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Almost there! Boundless opens Wednesday

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The dancers have been at the theatre since Sunday morning, getting the three pieces into shape for the Canberra Playhouse under the guidance of Artistic Director Ruth Osborne and her assistant Alison Plevey.  So much bigger than working in the studio at Gorman House! Just about ready for costumes after the long haul of plotting lights and video with Guy Harding. Continue reading