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Contemporary dance in progress: QL2's 'Quantum Leap" in the studio creating "Night. Time."

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Uploaded on Jul 21, 2010

Its rough, its not in costume, but this will give you a taste of what you might see when QL2 presents its Quantum Leap youth dance ensemble with "Night. Time." at The Playhouse, Canberra, Australia -- 28-31 July 2010.

"Night. Time." — a new contemporary dance work performed by Canberra's Quantum Leap with guest dancers from Thailand, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne

As dusk falls, everyone chooses their moment. Snuggled in bed or out on the town, the night world is different through every window.

Four dancers from Bangkok Dance Academy have joined the Quantum Leap ensemble from Canberra for the last few weeks of preparation of a new full-length contemporary dance work: "Night. Time." . They are also working with other visitors: one returning from the US, two from Steps Youth Dance Company in Perth, and students from the Victorian College for the Arts, WAAPA, and QUT.

Four guest choreographers: Anton, Jodie Farrugia, Adam Wheeler and Marnie Palomares have worked with the young dancers -- starting March this year -- to create four views of night under the artistic direction of Ruth Osborne. They have created the work in a challenging collaborative process with the dancers, who contribute movement and intellectual ideas to the piece, flexing their creative minds as well as muscles. The result is an intense, physical, emotional dance work owned by the dancers and the choreographers equally.

With an original score in four movements by Adam Ventoura, and set by video producers Bearcage Productions, it promises to a be a creative feast, showcasing the creativity and passion of Canberra, and our dance connections with young people from far afield.

28 -- 31 July 2010, 7pm; 31 July 2pm.
"Night. Time." new full-length contemporary youth dance work
The Canberra Playhouse, Canberra, Australia
$25.00 (Full) | $18.00 (concession)
$16 (family group 4 tix min 2 children)
Canberra Ticketing 6275 2700

Background:

QL2 Centre for Youth Dance Inc in Canberra, Australia is a non-profit organisation with an 11 year track record of excellence in contemporary dance. It is home of Quantum Leap: an auditioned, selective youth dance ensemble; and to the Soft Landing program: assisting excellent dance graduates to find their creative pathway. It provides integrated programs and projects to support and develop young people in dance at all levels: young dancers from as young as eight, high school students developing their first choreographic ideas, tertiary dance students, and graduates finding their way into the dance profession. At every point, a major focus is on choreographic literacy: encouraging the development of the choreographic mind. For tertiary dance students and beyond, they also recognise the importance of dance artists building connections across the country, reaching beyond the walls of formal study in a single institution.

Ruth Osborne (Artistic Director) has choreographed nationally and internationally for stage, film, television and major events, and been artistic director of many collaborative choreographic projects for young people.

Adam Wheeler is the Artistic Associate of Stompin in Tasmania and Artistic Director of Melbourne's 2ndToe Dance Collective. He has danced for Chunky Move, Circa Nica and Jo Lloyd; and choreographed That Beep for Architecture in Helsinki in 2008.

Marnie Palomares is a dancer in Chunky Move, an independent choreographer, and is touring with Shaun Parker's Happy as Larry throughout 2010 at the Sydney, Perth, New Zealand and Brisbane Festivals.

Anton has worked with Australian Dance Theatre, Dance North, Sydney Theatre Company, The Australian Opera, Legs on the Wall, DarcSwan and independents Troy Mundy, Shaun Parker, Meryl Tankard and Tanja Liedtke.

Jodie Farrugia is Associate Director/Choreographer for The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, creating four full length new works including "The Promise" at The Sydney Festival 2009. Her work has toured throughout Australia, Singapore, Korea, Malta, Italy, Turkey, Spain and Bulgaria.

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This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Thailand Institute of DFAT.

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