On Course 2018

On Course project helps to cross-fertilise dancers from different university dance courses around Australia: they work together, discuss, challenge, create, perform. Canberra dancers returning from full time study interstate get to reconnect with audiences here. And for audiences, it is a great opportunity to see where young dance artists are going — and in the forum, to hear from them about their work, and perhaps to influence that direction!”

Works by Gabriel Sinclair, Alexandra Dobson Wetherall, Alison Tong, Ryan Stone, Mia Tuco, Xavier Breed, Amelia Vanzwol & Casper Ilshner, Marcel Cole, Otto Kosok

After each performance there will be an optional forum and Q&A with the choreographers and dancers.

6 pm 15 &16 December 2018
QL2 Theatre,
Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Duration: ~90 Minutes + optional Q&A

Tickets: $16, $12.
Online: Eventbrite
Or at the door, 30 minutes before each show until sold out

Here’s a sample of photos from On Course 2017, by Lorna Sim.  We’re pretty sure this years’ will be completely different!

 

 

What’s in your box? Healthy recipes for healthy dancers: Potato Fritatta

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Potato Fritatta

Not sure what to pack into your lunchbox for rehearsals? Look no further, Health Promotions Officer and resident potato cooker, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you (including peeling the potatoes) and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you to include in your lunchbox for when rehearsals begin. Continue reading

How does an independent artist maintain a healthy lifestyle?

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)

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

Healthy snacks for healthy dancers: Pear and Banana Muffins

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.

Pear & Banana Muffins

Pear and Banana Muffins

Pear and Banana Muffins

15 minutes preparation + 20 minutes cooking

What you’ll need:

  • Olive or canola oil spray
  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 2 cups white self-raising flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
150 mL low-fat natural yoghurt
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 large banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pear, cored and diced
  • ½ cup buttermilk or low-fat milk

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What’s in your box? Carrot and Parsnip Muffins

Health Promotions Officer and resident Master/Iron Chef, 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.

Carrot & Parsnip Muffins

Carrot and Parsnip Muffins

Carrot and Parsnip Muffins

15 minutes preparation + 25 minutes cooking

What you’ll need: Continue reading

A busy Bangarra dancer: what does he eat?

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, Bangarra Dance Theatre

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