Shall We Dance?

Title: Shall We Dance?
Location: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre Griffith University , South Bank
Description: Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra presents “Shall We Dance?”, a night of Music and Dance.

Special guest dancers from Qld National Ballet and Helensvale Dancesport will join the orchestra for the evening.

Discover the vibrancy and grace of movement, song and story as we pirouette our way through a history of dance …

Tickets only $22 and full details are available on our website at KGWO.ORG.AU
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2013-08-03
End Time: 21:30

Reese Dance

Reese Dance

Underwood 4119 QLD
Algester 4115 QLD
Tingalpa 4173 QLD

Style: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Breakdance, Broadway Jazz, Burlesque, Ballroom, Singing, Drama, Acrobatics

Happy as Larry

brisTitle: Happy as Larry
Location: Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
Description: Brisbane Festival 2010 presents – Happy As Larry

The latest work from much-lauded and awarded choreographer Shaun Parker ­ Happy As Larry ­ will be at the Powerhouse from September 15 ­ 18 as part of the spectacular Brisbane Festival programme.

Along with long time collaborators Nick Wales and Bree van Reyk, who provide the electro-acoustic score, Parker delivers a fun, contemporary dance performance that explores the concept and elusiveness of happiness.

Parker’s company of talented dancers explore different personality types and how they respond to happiness. Using ballet, hard-hitting contemporary dance, locking and popping and even roller-skating, they express their characters’ individual ways of interacting, viewing the world and pursuing happiness.
The set is a huge chalkboard that rapidly spins to divide the vignettes, serving as a canvas on which to be drawn. The chalk lines punctuate the music and dance creating a playground for the various styles.
Start Date: 2010-09-15
Start Time: 19:00
End Date: 2010-09-18

The Oracle

Title: The Oracle
Location: Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
Description: Brisbane Festival 2010 presents – The Oracle, by celebrated Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard and featuring Queensland’s own Paul White.

Winner of both the ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement in Choreography’ awards at the 2010 Australian Dance Awards, where the work was described as articulate and intricate…distinctly individual and always entrancing, the Oracle showcases the immense talents of both Tankard and her collaborator, dancer Paul White.

On stage at the Powerhouse Theatre from September 22 ­ 25, The Oracle is set to Stravinsky’s seminal composition for the infamous 1913 ballet The Rite of Spring, which caused riots at its Paris premiere. Inspired by the sometimes disturbing human forms in Scandinavian artist Odd Nerdrum’s work, The Oracle explores the conflicting forces of nature and man, masculinity and femininity, violence and nurturing, strength and vulnerability.

The intensity of the subject, the power of the complex, rhythmic musical score and the stark and brooding aesthetic, created by visual & set designer Regis Lansac, deliver an atmosphere of coiled-spring emotions and conflict in this haunting and critically acclaimed work.

Meryl Tankard is an eminent Australian dancer and choreographer with a long and esteemed career including roles at the Australian Ballet and working with the legendary Pina Bausch and several major European productions and companies. She returned to Australia to take on a number of company directorship roles before becoming a much sought-after freelance choreographer.
Start Date: 2010-09-22
Start Time: 19:00
End Date: 2010-09-25

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

Title: Danza Contemporanea de Cuba
Location: Playhouse, QPAC, Brisbane
Description: Brisbane Festival 2010 is proud to announce that Cuba’s famed Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, long recognised as one of the world’s most groundbreaking modern dance companies, will perform their only Australian shows at QPAC from Tuesday 14th ­ Saturday 18th September exclusively for Brisbane Festival 2010.
Renowned for its dancers’ fluidity, fire and sheer physical artistry, the company has devised a new language of dance, a pungent blend of Afro-Caribbean expression, classical European ballet and American modernism.

Audiences will experience the passion and revolutionary brilliance of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba through two ninety-minute programs, each featuring three dance works.

Demo-N/Crazy is the spectacular opening work in both programmes ­ this physically and emotionally intense, free and fevered exploration of the human psyche comes from revered choreographer Rafael Bonchela.
The second spectacular work in the first programme is choreographer Kenneth Kvamstrom’s clever contemporary interpretation of Carmen, featuring Bizet’s beautiful music and a selection from Russian composer Rodion Schendrin.

The alternative to Carmen for the second programme is the extravagant Folia. Inspiration for this contemporary work by Jan Linkens is drawn from carnival rhythms and the concept of Folia ­ the most ancient of musical themes or melodies in different cultures.
Both programmes finish with the cutting edge Mambo 3XXI from George Céspedes. With a soundtrack combining the music of Cuban bandleader and composer Perez Prado with seventies disco, techno, trip-hop and ambient, Mambo 3XXI adds a flourish of 21st century street attitude to the best of Cuban dance.
Start Date: 2010-09-14
Start Time: 20:00
End Date: 2010-09-18