Australasian Dance Collective

Australasian Dance Collective is back on stage

After 24 online sessions and 60 hours on Zoom, Australasian Dance Collective’s (ADC) Youth Ensemble will be performing on stage next month.

As one of the nation’s leading contemporary dance companies, the group are overjoyed to announce their 30-strong Youth Ensemble will take to QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre on August 28 and 29 to perform ‘Echo’.

Created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, ‘Echo’ is a dynamic celebration of the ingenuity, adaptability and boundless imagination of youth. It will premiere two compelling works from Youth Ensemble Director, Riannon McLean, and local independent dancer and choreographer, Michael Smith.

‘Echo’ also features short solo films produced and directed by the Youth Ensemble members.

Yesterday marked the first time since March that the Youth Ensemble students were back in the ADC studio rehearsing together and Artistic Director, Amy Hollingsworth, said it was a significant moment for the whole company to have them return.

“I’m so very proud of the Youth Ensemble and their director, Riannon McLean, for facing the challenges of this year with absolute commitment and creativity,” she said.

“We were always determined that the Youth Ensemble program would continue throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, to provide both stability and a creative outlet for these incredibly talented young dancers. We’re delighted to be able to share the results of that work with audiences now.”

ADC’s season of ‘Echo’ is supported by QPAC and will showcase for three shows only. The Saturday matinee session will also feature a post-show Q&A.

Established in 1984 as Expressions Dance Company, the collective has created more than 170 works by 75 Australian and international choreographers.

Tickets for ‘Echo’ are on sale at 9:00 AM, Wednesday, July 29 through QPAC’s Website or audiences can phone 136 246. For more information about ADC, visit the Australasian Dance Collective Website

Echo Show Times: 
  • Friday, 28 August 2020 @ 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, 29 August 2020 @ 2:00 PM + Post-Show Q&A
  • Saturday, 29 August 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Media Release supplied by Australasian Dance Collective. 

Photography by Justin Ridler. 

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