|Richard Causer and Brian Lucas, photographed by Dylan Evans.
In collaboration with the Australian Voices, Expressions Dance Company will premiere Everyday Requiem at QPAC on October 12; a “touching, poignant work, full of humour, romance and heartbreaking moments, as we follow The Old Man (played by acclaimed Brisbane performer Brian Lucas) through his memories – a life touched by war, love, tragedy, conflict and joy.”
This production is also Natalie Weir’s final signature work for Expressions Dance Company, as she prepares to step down from her role as the contemporary dance company’s Artistic Director after a successful decade. Ms Weir took on the role from the company’s founders, Maggie Seitsma and Abel Vallis, and said that she believes that “now is the right time for me to hand over the reins to someone new, who can build on the company’s successes and lead it into the future. It has been a joy to guide EDC and I have worked with many beautiful artists who have touched my heart with their commitment and grace.”
The touching moments of daily life are interpreted with EDC’s signature breathtaking physicality, and the Australian Voices join the dancers onstage to perform the original score by Gordon Hamilton acapella. Also joining the cast are special guests, senior dancers from WaW dance, in an inspiring celebration of the tragedies and triumphs we all share, every day.
Available for older dancers, from beginners to advanced, is the Everyday Requiem Open Dance Masterclass: Ages 50+ with EDC’s Richard Causer and WaW director Wendy Wallace, to be hosted at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts on October 13, 2018. Participants can expect to learn, explore, and manipulate choreography inspired by Everyday Requiem in a fun, energetic, and encouraging approach to movement. Tickets are $30 plus booking fee, and those who have purchased tickets to Everyday Requiem can receive a $10 discount by using the codeword and their QTIX booking reference.
For more information on the Masterclass and to purchase tickets, click here