“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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Freedom to make, freedom to edit: Alana on dance film

[ED: Alana Stenning had a Curated Residency at QL2 in January 2016]

I started dancing with QL2 when I was 15 and danced in Quantum Leap, Hot to Trot and On Course as much as possible from 2010 until I left Canberra for tertiary dance study at the Adelaide College of the Arts in 2015.

“Coming back to QL2 is so important for me because it reminds me of where and why I started and what I love about dancing so much.”

I came back to Canberra to show a film in On Course in December 2015, and received a lot of really positive feedback. Ruth was telling us all that we would be able to use the space at QL2 over the break and that was something that really interested me. I was really keen to keep experimenting with film and work with the other returning Quantum Leapers. Oonagh [Slater], Ryan [Stone] and I have been dancing together for years so it just seemed like a really normal thing to be dancing with them again while I was back in Canberra for Christmas. Continue reading

“On Course”. Dance, theatre, circus from Australia, New Zealand.

Book online — its only a week now until On Course: short dance, theatre and circus works from around Australia and New Zealand. Twelve choreographers started gathering here at QL2 last week, for two weeks of very intensive work.  And our studio and theatre have been abuzz, 12 hours a day, ever since.

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Rachael Wisby, Chloe Hamilton, Ryan Stone, Amanda Lee, Madeleine Lovell, Alana Stenning, Oonagh Slater, Jordan Betherton, Samuel Hall, Holly Newsmen, Luke Fryer, Anneliese Kirk and Laura McNally are tertiary students from around Australia — WAAPA (Perth), VCA (Melbourne), NICA (Melbourne), QUT(Brisbane) and AC Arts (Adelaide) — plus New Zealand School of Dance. As well as having each other dance in their works, they are joined by Chloe Lindbeck, Alex Abbot and dancers from  QL2’s Quantum Leap ensemble.

So, come and see a whole bunch of short, different works. After each performance, you can stay for a forum and ask the choreographers and dancers about their works and their future.

On Course
7pm 12 & 13 December
Performance lasts ~2 hours, with one interval
QL2 Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
$16, $12 + 30c booking fee.
Book online — www.trybooking.com/JSWP

Escaped from uni to show you what they’ve been doing: “On Course”

On COurse 2014 flier stamper#2 1 1200And all of a sudden it’s December — and so young dance creators from around Australia and New Zealand have escaped from university to come to Canberra and show you what they are up to. Our “On Course” program gives them a great opportunity to work with their peers from round Australia. They have been exchanging notes about their courses, but more importantly  getting inspiration, building connections, and developing their work outside the constraints of course requirements. Continue reading

Choreographers invitation “On Course 2014”: development & performance opportunity

[Update 23 October. Well, its past the application deadline, but if you are keen, contact us now! ]

On Course is a choreographers’ project for tertiary students. You get a mentored 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 with mentoring; publicity; administrative support; rehearsal space and performance venue; and by timetabling choreographers, dancers, time and space.

On Course is for students at University or university-level courses (including equivalent courses overseas, and NAISDA). You can be in any year. Continue reading

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!