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15 Apr Connecting Stories

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]CONNECTING STORIES: A project the first of its kind. QL2 Dance (ACT), Australian Dance Party (ACT) and Catapult Choreographic Hub (NSW), supported by the National Portrait Gallery collaborate to create a cross generational, cross regional dance project. The collaboration built from YGEN to IGEN, a project which began in 2020 with ADP and QL2 working together across ages and stages of dance artists to create together, learn from each other and be inspired by all that dance brings to their lives – across our lives.   Connecting Stories was a commission of the National Portrait Gallery, with two iterations 'Connecting Stories: Innovation' (April 2022) & 'Connecting Stories: Generations' (June 2022), developed to reflect the exhibition “Shakespeare to Winehouse”.   As performing artists we offer a physical and ephemeral experience of visiting the NPG and the themes within this prolific exhibition, inviting you to feel and think and be kinaesthetically engaged with the importance of people - figures in our world and across time that have shaped it, and the incredible ways artists have evolved to capture their essence.   CONNECTING STORIES: GENERATIONS  25-26 June 2022 - 11am, 12:30pm & 1:30pm at the National Portrait Gallery We invite you to feel, think and...

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Five dancers dressed in white spash through water in front of a giant illuminated concrete pillar sculpture

02 Nov LESS

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a place that has no defined use, we find that less is more. LESS was a part of the 2022 Enlighten Festival and The BOLD Festival. An illuminated outdoor dance and music performance on the evocative architectural public artwork, Less. Designed by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen, the uses of LESS are undefined. It is a place that conjures images of ancient and future civilisations, the sacred and spiritual, the duality of the rigid and organic. Its permeable cage echoes the isolation of this current time. Here in reverent contemplation we uncover our playful imagination.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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07 Sep Protected: Support Material

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Video support material includes: ADP Identity film, created in 2021 Symbiosis 2021, ADP Value for money 2021, Guts + Sara Black/Jasmine Shepherd) From the Vault 2019, ADP Lake March 2020, ADP Move to Zero films 2020, ADP [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_empty_space][vc_separator type="normal"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvRN-cL-enI"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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03 Aug Co.lab

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Co.lab is ADP's playground for possibility. Here we meet new artists, forge intertwining cross artform languages, uncover new ways into our own artforms, practice artistic impulse, instantaneous composition and journey into wild immersions through sound, movement, visuals and words. In August 2021 we engaged in a labbing process across four weekly sessions with new and original members of our evolving co.lab ensemble. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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27 May Creative Juices: Contentious Character

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the long weekend of the 11-14th June 2021 ADP performed at Contentious Character Winery for Creative Juices: an exciting long weekend of creative arts, with beautiful local food & wines! Performing on the opening night with a spoken word/solo by Party Leader Alison Plevey, a dinner party dance and a social line/wine dance in the name of grapes to celebrate our hearts, taste buds and the good company around us. Friday 11th June 2021 7PM for dinner & show $120[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="16px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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17 May a-bridging-place blog

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11 May a-bridging-place

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a new collaboration, Australian Dance Party and Gogi Dance Collective (Gold Coast) exchanged, merged and re-assembled site dance making approaches and ethics through the seeding of a new work ‘a-bridging-place’ set on the HOTA ‘Green’ Bridge 2021. With provocation from Daniele Constance, Glenn Barry and Uncle John Graham and the artists centre their creative consciousness to first nations histories and audience access opportunities. The bridge is a metaphor for the research focus of the residency AND the subject of the work, where site dance approaches merge from different directions and expand to new awareness. We curiously unpacked the patterns, psychologies and choreographies of the bridge as a space between two ends or beginnings and places of suspended transition. a-bridging-place was made possible through a Blue Sky Dreaming residency at Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance as part of The Makers Program. This project has been supported by Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance through The Makers Program – a commissioning project assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast to support...

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13 Apr a-love-dance

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Well slap them on a Versailles ceiling and call me Charles Le Brun, it’s a dance about love and obsession! Soft sultry, a-love-dance uses Renaissance and Baroque imagery to evoke a feeling of sensuality and take us players to the theatre of love. Presented at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Australian Dance Week 2021 celebrations run by Ausdance ACT. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="16px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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08 Feb Symbiosis

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07 Jul Lake March

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