GIVEAWAY: 4Seasons (Expressions Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company, QPAC)

 

Image by Dylan Evans featuring Alana Sargent, courtesy of Expressions Dance Company
 
Where?QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre
When?14-22 June, 2018
Expressions Dance Company, Hong Kong’s City Contemporary Dance Company, and Queensland Performing Arts Centre co-present a compelling triple bill of new contemporary works, and Backstreet Brisbane has five (5) double passes to give away! Head over to Instagram to enter now. 
4Seasons is a result of cross-border collaboration through EDC’s five-year Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project, which involves three high-profile Chinese dance companies partnering with EDC to develop ambitious and culturally significant comp temporary dance works in Australia and China. The project also provides a unique and meaningful opportunity for choreographers and dancers to deepen their artistic practice in new ways and new places.
Rehearsal imagery courtesy of Expressions Dance Company
20 dancers from the ensembles of both companies will perform the new works choreographed by Natalie Weir (Artistic Director, EDC), Dominic Wong (Assistant Artistic Director, Hong Kong CCDC) and Sydney-based Helpmann award winner Kristina Chan. The production will also feature moments of Max Richter’s work, melded with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
Rehearsal imagery courtesy of Expressions Dance Company
Artistic Director Natalie Weir celebrates ten (10) years with Expressions Dance Company this year, and the company has gone from strength to strength under her leadership, creating and performing resonant narrative works. Weir stated that she is thrilled to build on the collaborative exchange of culture to present 4Seasons.
“Our practice has been refined by the new ideas and ways of working that come from cross-cultural collaboration,” she said. “Partnership across art forms and cultures has always been important to me and this production really captures what EDC is all about – forging alliances that take contemporary dance to a new place artistically.”
Rehearsal imagery courtesy of Expressions Dance Company
4Seasons will premiere in Hong Kong on June 1 before its debut on the Playhouse stage from June 14. Following the Brisbane season, 4Seasons will tour to the Darwin Entertainment Centre (29-30 June) and then to the Beijing Dance Festival in July.

 

Rehearsal imagery courtesy of Expressions Dance Company

 

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