QL2 presents 14 short dances

QL2 On Course 2011The end of the year may seem close but things are busy at QL2 Dance. Their upcoming performance of On Course will conclude the year with 14 new short dance works by dancers from Australia and beyond.


On Course will feature students from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts), Deakin Uni and across the waves at New Zealand School of Dance.


“Every young dancer can be a creator,” said QL2 Artistic Director Ruth Osborne. “Young people can extend themselves beyond simple physicality, creating and presenting meaningful dance works which address complex issues.” 


Osborne added: “As children grow into young adults, their capacity to develop both intellectual and movement ideas becomes deeper, less literal, more complex, and more powerful. Working with professional choreographers in our projects, these young people are developing tools and skills to take their ideas and craft them into engaging and moving performances. ” 


On Course will present rapid-fire short dance works, less than 10 minutes each, across a huge gamut of ideas and inspirations. Last year one reviewer said that given the rehearsal time the performances were “quite remarkable.”


For two nights only on Dec. 15 and 16 at 6 p.m. dance enthusiasts are invited to come witness On Course at the QL2 Theatre at QL2 Dance at Gorman House Arts Centre. The centre is located at 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon ACT.


For more information or to purchase tickets visit the QL2 website at www.ql2.org.au.


Photo: Choreographers Ashleigh Musk and Courtney Scheu’s Reports Are Unconfirmed being performed by dancers, from left, Courtney Schou, Lauren Grow and Ashleigh Musk in On Course in 2011. Photo by Lorna Sim.