Audition for QL2’s 2017 Youth Ensemble
‘This Poisoned Sea’
This Poisoned Sea is QL2 Dance’s major project for the year for the Quantum Leap ensemble (ages 15+). Creative young people from in and around Canberra will form the ensemble, and collaborate with three choreographers.
Celebrated West Australian choreographer Claudia Alessi will bring her extensive background in physical theatre; she will be joined by two QL2 alumni: Jack Ziesing (ex-Expressions Dance Company) returns; and Eliza Sanders brings an exciting new voice to contemporary youth dance.
They will work under the artistic direction of QL2 Artistic Director Ruth Osborne, with Pip Buining as Dramaturg.
International visitors will also join the ensemble for the final weeks of the project.
This Poisoned Sea will be performed as a triple bill at the Canberra Playhouse in late July.
WHO CAN AUDITION? Ages 15-26, with a creative mind and dance or gymnastics experience.
AUDITION: 12 February (times tbc) at QL2 Studio, Gorman Arts Centre.
REHEARSALS: Sundays from March to June, two weeks in April and most of July — in school holidays for most students.
PRODUCTION: Canberra Playhouse, 25–29 July. (you will need to take time off school this week).
AUDITION FORMAT: The audition will be in the form of a dance workshop, including a warmup, learning some short sequences, and creative group work. You don’t need to prepare anything. We are keen to see young people with physical or performance skills from other forms — e.g. gymnastics, or theatre. The aim is for you to have a good time, meet other dancers, and perhaps get into Quantum Leap — in that order!
“Remember that we are looking for a variety of skills, so don’t be put off by others seeming to be more experienced in one form or another — just enjoy yourself and do your best in each section. I look forward to seeing you there!” RUTH OSBORNE
For Further Information and to Register visit: ql2.org.au/2017/01/audition-2017-quantum-leap-this-poisoned-sea/