[Ed: Liz Lea had a Curated Residency at QL2 to work on Taking Flight as part of Dance Week 2016]
Taking Flight is the name of a show I created for the National Library of Australia in 2012.
It was fitting to reuse the name and reform parts of the work and costumes for a new piece that we created in 2 days (!) at QL2 Studios. I am thrilled to have had a Curated Residency to work with Olivia Fyfe, Susanna Defraia and Jamie Winbank.
Independent artists lead extraordinary lives. One day they might be in schools running an education project, the next day they’re literally running around the Australian Institute of Sport rehearsing a new work. Alison Plevey caught her breath for a few moments after rehearsal and explained to Health Promotions Officer, Jamie Winbank, how she maintains her healthy lifestyle.
Alison Plevey, Independent Artist (Canberra, Bathurst)
Do you have a favourite meal that keeps you going throughout rehearsals? For lunch I like a ham, cheese and salad wrap/sandwich. I like to have snacks throughout the day. I might have a biscuit, or small piece of cake as treat. For dinner I love a good homemade pizza with heaps of vegetables. Other favourite meals include a Lamb, Olive and Fetta salad or pasta with lots of vegetables and with chorizo sausage. Continue reading →
Health Promotions Officer and resident Master/Iron Chef, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you (including slicing all the vegetables) and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you to include in your lunchbox for when rehearsals begin.
Not sure what to pack into your lunchbox for rehearsals? Health Promotions Officer and resident food eater, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you (including making and eating, ok mostly eating) and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you to include in your lunchbox for when rehearsals begin.
Touring around nationally and internationally with one of Australia’s busiest and most sought after contemporary dance companies takes its toll on a dancer’s body. Luke Currie-Richardson from Bangarra Dance Theatre (and ex-QL2 dancer) spared a few moments from his busy schedule to chat with Health Promotions Officer, Jamie Winbank about how he maintains his healthy lifestyle.
Luke Currie-Richardson, currently with Bangarra Dance Theatre (2013)
Do you have a favourite meal that keeps you going throughout rehearsals? For lunch, I like to eat a garden salad and fruit salad – the mix of fruit and vegetables gives me the energy boost to get through the afternoon rehearsals. For dinner I tend to eat salads and fish (Atlantic Salmon is my favourite) or pasta to regain energy and protein stores lost throughout the day. Continue reading →
Ever wanted to know the deep dark secrets of how professional dancers keep healthy? Health Promotions Officer, Jamie Winbank, finds out exactly how ex-Quantum Leapers and professional dancers keep healthy during their busy dance filled schedules.
Here’s how West Australian Ballet Dancer, Samuel Maxted, keeps healthy and physically active during intensive ballet rehearsals:
Samuel Maxted, West Australian Ballet
Do you have a favourite meal that keeps you going throughout rehearsals? Working full time in a ballet company requires lots of energy and strength, so I eat a lot more than simply lunch and dinner. For breakfast I usually eat a high carb breakfast to have lots of energy for morning class and rehearsals. After class I eat a can of tuna, some grain crackers and tub of yogurt and before I hit the gym I like to eat a banana then finish off after my gym session with a protein bar or protein shake. My big meal of the day is lunch. High on carbs meal – (mainly foods like lasagna, spaghetti bolognaise, chicken pesto pasta ect.) I snack with a piece of fruit in the afternoon. I finish with dinner often meat and vegetables; steak, chicken, or fish with salad on the side. Continue reading →