Queensland Tour 2015

Queensland Tour 2015

A Contemporary Double Act

One of Australia’s most dynamic and internationally recognized
contemporary dance
companies, Expressions Dance Company, along with the Queensland
Arts Council, are touring a double-act of innovative and
energised dance throughout Queensland this October. Centres included
on the tour are Maryborough, the Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Caloundra
and Toowoomba.

Presented by Queensland Arts Council’s Ontour Onstage and
Expressions Dance Company, this
mesmerizing double bill performance comprising of Jigsaw,
created by one of Queensland’s most
talented choreographers Natalie Weir, and Fragments
of Memory
created
by international
choreographer and former dancer with the world renowned Cloud Gate
Dance Company,
Cheng Tsung Lung.

Queensland Arts Council’s Ontour onstage Manager Jane Atkins
said the program will
captivate audiences with its powerful style of dance. “Expressions
Dance Company transforms dance into intimate story telling with
their amazing
physical abilities and talent,”
said Ms Atkins. “It
is absolutely mind-blowing.”

The first half of the
show Jigsaw,
explores how certain phobias including claustrophobia, the fear
of venturing outside,
the fear of being noticed and the fear of intimacy, can affect
our personal relationships.
The second half, Fragments
of Memory
,
is a dynamic, contemporary,
physically powerful piece of dance driven by pulsing undercurrents
of emotions.

Expression Dance Company is conducting
free workshops for ticket holders in contemporary and classical
dance techniques
and composition, as well as movement classes, for all dance and
drama students. Dance schools, high schools or community groups
wishing to participate
in workshops are to contact:

Expressions Dance Company

Phone: 07 3257
4222

Email: admin@expressions.org.au

Tour centres:

MARYBOROUGH


The Brolga
Theatre


Thursday 11th October
Bookings: Ph 4122 6060

GOLD
COAST

Gold Coast Arts
Centre

Wednesday 17th October 8pm
Bookings: Ph 5588 4000

www.gcac.com.au

ROCKHAMPTON
Pilbeam
Theatre
Saturday 20th October 8pm
Bookings: Ph 4927 4111

CALOUNDRA
The Events Centre


Wednesday
24th October 8pm

Bookings:Ph 5491 4240

www.theeventscentre.com.au/content/view/90/145/ 

TOOWOOMBA

The Empire
Theatre


Saturday 27th October 8pm
Bookings:  Ph 1300 655 299

www.empiretheatre.com.au

Queensland Arts Council’s
Ontour onstage is the state’s
most extensive
performing arts program delivering high quality performances to
a
statewide network of 62 communities. This tour will be traveling
to five
different venues covering over 2200km.
The tour is assisted by Arts Regional Touring Serv
ice (ARTS), a
Queensland
Government initiative.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw Image

Fragments Of Memory Image

EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY WINS TWO NATIONAL AWARDS

Expressions Dance Company is the first Queensland company to
win a prestigious DROVER AWARD, the National Touring
Awards which are presented annually, since 2004, by the Australian
Performing Arts Centres Association

Out of 9 Awards the Company won TWO Awards:

The TOUR MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD which
recognises the production company with an outstanding commitment
to touring.  It rewards the financial and artistic risk taken,
excellence to follow up, timely delivery of marketing materials,
the willingness to respond to feedback to form strong partnerships
with venues, and to work together to develop audiences and to enrich
the cultural lives of all Australians.

The second Award won was the SPECIAL PANEL AWARD FOR INNOVATION. This
Award is given to a tour that is highly innovative in its art form
or touring model.

Amongst the other recipients were the Bell Shakespeare Company
and Bangarra Dance Theatre.

For more information please contact:

ROSEMARY WALKER, Publicist
Expressions Dance Company 3257 4222