19 Jun ‘14

Quantum Leap in Boundless

published on 19 June 2014


Choreographers James Batchelor, Dean Cross and Danielle Micich with QL2′s Quantum Leap ensemble.


Boundless is a triple bill, with three related but contrasting short works around the theme of, well, boundlessness.

Danielle Micich work on The Bigger Picture with large scale photography projected as a backdrop. It will be a highly visual, physical, intimate, quirky, funny and emotional work. James Batchelor is creating Cinders: an investigation of how we perceive and respond to our environment, and the language and symbols which veil our perception of identity to discover the basic truth that we are intimately connected with the world around us. We are taking a shortened version of Cinders to the Australian Youth Dance Festival in Renmark, South Australia, and then on an international tour to Bangkok and the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Glasgow.  And Dean Cross is developing a work on revealing and deconstructing our hidden boundaries about age, habits and beliefs. Dean’s work also includes a group from Canberra Dance Theatre’s “over 55s” group Golds.

QL2 Dance: who we are
We run challenging, diverse and rigorous youth dance programs. Our artistic director, Ruth Osborne, is passionate about extending youth dance practice beyond training, beyond ‘young people dancing’, to immersive, creative, ongoing dance experiences. She brings together community and professional practice and presents quality performances to diverse audiences. We develop the next generation of dance-makers, and contribute to a caring, diverse society.

Tickets from $20 from Canberra Ticketing.


Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap is our auditioned, selective youth dance ensemble, for dancers aged 15-26.
It is a demanding, supportive and structured environment for young people to learn about choreographic processes, develop choreographic literacy and work together to create sophisticated productions that wrestle with big ideas.

About previous Quantum Leap shows:

“…adventurous choreography …adrenalin charged performances… successfully and excitingly achieved… loose-limbed, fast and furious dancing … vibrant and rousing” Michelle Potter

“…the discipline and hard work of the dancers was very evident.  You don’t have to make allowances for anyone in this company.  They all give 100 percent and it shows.” Len Power 

“… accessible, entertaining, technically demanding . … resulting in many genuinely thrilling moments.…a succession of dazzling, joyfully-danced episodes…” Bill Stephens


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