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The Australian Ballet The Happy Prince is coming to QPAC next month

The possibilities for dance in Wilde’s characters – the golden Prince, his loyal friend the Swallow, the seductive Reed, the pitiful Match Girl – will be fabulously realised in Murphy’s distinctive choreographic style.   //   The Happy Prince features a specially commissioned score from the renowned composer Christopher Gordon, who composed the scores for the films Mao’s Last Dancer, Ladies in Black and Master and Commander, alongside the work of award-winning ...

Contemporary dance and Indigenous culture intertwine in a powerful performance

As Mother Nature’s fate hangs by a thread, we find ourselves scrambling for a lifeline. Though sometimes tangled, does the connection to our ancestry reveal a way forward? mi:wi (pronunciation: mee-wee) refers to the invisible ties we have to our past and future, people and country. In this dance theatre work, choreographer and performer Taree Sansbury thoughtfully re-connects three Indigenous women through the practice of Ngarrindjeri weaving. Looking back and moving forward with ...

Explain Normal is coming to Metro Arts

There are also not normals, not normal ways for everything. Not normal ways to love, to dance, to start a conversation, to cry. There are not normal ways to live. As we all continually evolve our idea of normal, we ask what makes us part of a society and who is included? OK let’s say it – there is no such thing as normal. //   Explain Normal unpacks the concept of “normal” as both survival mechanism and death making, as myth, as someone else’s truth, as a potent ...

Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX are bringing their new work Matrix to QPAC

Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX present Matrix. Defined as a “cultural, social or political environment or context in which something develops”, Matrix is the result of an immersive creative development in Beijing in August and September, producing two new works by multi award-winning Australian choreographer, Stephanie Lake, and the highly-acclaimed Chinese choreographer, MA Bo. EDC’s six ensemble members are joined on stage by the 14-strong company of LDTX ...

Cilli spices up Expressions Dance Company

The renowned Sydney-based dancer and choreographer has been a member of Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth, K.Kvarnström & Co (Stockholm), Lucy Guerin Inc. and Chunky Move and has created work for SDC, The Australian Ballet, LINK Dance Company and WAAPA. He is a certified Countertechnique teacher, and loves to share his passion and curiosity as a performer, maker and teacher in Australia and around the world. EDC Artistic Director Amy Hollingsworth said Cilli’s talent, vibrancy ...

From the Black Titanic to Christ’s Crucifixion: South Africa’s Isango Ensemble Deuts a searing duet

One, the devastating story of “The Black Titanic”, the other, a spellbinding musical enactment of Christ’s final hours on earth, playing QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre and Concert Hall from 5-7 September and 8 September, respectively. Based in Cape Town, Isango Ensemble is internationally renowned for re-imagining Western theatre classics and presenting them with a South African perspective. Brisbane Festival Artistic Director David Berthold said that this award-winning company has ...

Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand is coming to QPAC this month!

Frances Rings’ Unaipon is an absorbing portrait of the great Aboriginal inventor, philosopher, writer and storyteller, Ngarrindjeri man David Unaipon, who features on the Australian $50 note. Stamping Ground was created by Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian as a homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures. Curated by Artistic Director Stephen Page, to make fire highlights the breadth, power, and beauty of Bangarra’s creations over three decades.   // ...

100 Years Of The History Of Dance is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

Directed by Emma Canalese and performed by Joseph Simons, 100 Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale follows Jacob, a schoolboy presenting a report on the topic of his own choice. Not to be extra or anything, but Jacob has decided to cover 100 Years of the History of Dance!   //   Exploring the lives of influential choreographers, including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Roudolf Nureyev, Pina Bauch, Gene ...

Supercell, A triple threat dance festival returns to Brisbane for a third year!

The premier showcase of contemporary dance leaps on to stages across the city, spotlighting Queensland’s major dance companies including Expressions Dance Company, Dancenorth, Queensland Ballet, Phluxus2 Dance Collective and The Farm as well as interstate artists and emerging and independent talent. Curator and co-founder Kate Usher said the 2019 theme was The view from here: Dance in the Asia Pacific and encompasses seven major performance pieces, emerging works, a film program, a ...

Chasing Smoke is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

Both playful and brave, Chasing Smoke is the spark that ignites the question ‘Who am I?’, when you have 40,000 years of history to sift through in search of an answer. Take a glimpse into the world’s oldest living culture told through the artform of contemporary circus.   //   A dynamic, fast-moving and touching performance, Chasing Smoke stokes the fires of identity, challenge and success for a unique cohort of young Australians. Chasing Smoke was made possible ...