THIS POISONED SEA

Quantum Leap Dance

THIS THIS

“QL2 Dance’s leadership in Australian youth dance was confirmed”
BMA Magazine

“…tight in execution… energy, strength, and grace surprising in dancers so young.”
Stage Whispers

QL2 Dance’s Quantum Leap ensemble returns to the Playhouse with a new work which takes the text The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as a starting point.

This poisoned sea explores belonging to places versus owning them. We look at the thoughtless or ignorant destruction humans so often cause, and the impacts of climate change on our collective psyche.

Celebrated West Australian choreographer Claudia Alessi will bring her extensive background in physical theatre; Jack Ziesing (ex- Expressions Dance Company) returns after an extremely successful 2016 Quantum Leap project; and QL2 alumni Eliza Sanders joins us for the first time, bringing an exciting new voice to contemporary youth dance practice. Dramaturg Pip Buining will work with Artistic Director Ruth Osborne to create This poisoned sea: at once epic, thoughtful and physical.

Quantum Leap has a strong record of producing meaningful, entertaining contemporary dance theatre for all audiences.

FROM THE EDUCATION OFFICER
QL2 are one of the leading dance companies in Australia, making contemporary Dance works with pre-professional artists. The calibre of exciting, contemporary choreographers the company attracts from around Australia and the world is testament that this influential Canberra company is punching well above its weight nationally - and their work reflects it.

This poisoned sea comes at a critical time in the national conversation, particularly around the changing climate and the influence we have to halt and reverse the damage. The work has great richness, with contemporary dance the medium through which the impact of climate change is physically explored, inspired by the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This will fascinate students as a group devised interdisciplinary work, combining poetry, dance and theatre.

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Show Details

Type

excursion

Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music

Themes

CLIMATE, DANCE, POETRY, STEWARDSHIP, PHYSICAL THEATRE

Artform

Dance, Drama

Duration

120 minutes (includes pre-show introduction and post-show forum)

Cost

$13.00 + 1 teacher free per 10 students

Venue

The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre (Canberra , ACT)

School Term:
Term 3

Availability

SCHOOLS MATINEE
10.30am | Friday, 28 July 2017

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