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Culture Cruise

"It brought together over half a day so many aspects of Canberra’s cultural life—art, architecture, dance, music, food and wine and more—as well as giving an opportunity to take in the immediate landscape, the expansive lake and the beautiful surrounding mountains, the Brindabellas. While it would be an exceptional experience for visitors to Canberra, I (having lived in Canberra for 50+ years now) found so much to enjoy and think about. There are plans for Culture Cruise to continue in 2023. Do take the opportunity to join a cruise. You won’t be disappointed."

By Michelle Potter | Michelle Potter... On Dancing

Culture Cruise

"Australian Dance Party has cleverly subverted a familiar activity into a unique and satisfying artistic experience perfect for savouring as a personal indulgence, or as something to share as a friend or fastidious visitor."

By Bill Stephens OAM | CityNews

Strings Attached

Strings Attached

“The concept behind the show, devised by the ‘Party Leader’, dancer Alison Plevey, sounds simplistic: an investigation of the relationship between music and dance in a collaboration between four dancers and six musicians from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. But as developed in performance it was totally engaging, illuminating and just plain exciting to watch.”

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Nervous

Nervous

“This is not just a skills display, but a work of true relevance that explores the current human condition. Every movement and sequence is so breathtaking that I want to know it’s origin.”

By Chenoeh Miller | BMA

Nervous

Nervous

“the originality of its concept, the uniqueness of its setting, and the excellence of its execution, with Nervous, Australian Dance Party confirms its promise of becoming an important new vehicle for contemporary dance in the A.C.T.”

By Bill Stephens | City News and Australian Arts Review

Weave, Hustle Halt

Weave, Hustle Halt

“a totally captivating dance piece in conjunction with one of its (NPG’s) current exhibitions. Plevey goes from strength to strength with her innovative ideas and her commitment to using Canberra as a backdrop for her work.”

By Michelle Potter | https://michellepotter.org/

In a Flash

In a Flash

“Alison Plevey thinks outside the box. She puts together shows that attract attention instantly, but in the end they go beyond that instant gratification. Demanding they are, but that’s what the best dance is like.”

By Michelle Potter | https://michellepotter.org

Wasted

Wasted

“Wasted”, which concluded the program, superficially showed elements of humour and irony,it proved a very serious response to the environment and sustainability. Here the creators Olivia Fyfe, Steve Gow, Alison Plevey,Alana Stenning and Ryan Stone, contort their bodies and faces in expressions of waste and destruction, a dramatic way ofparalleling damage to the planet and damage to the human body”

By Helen Musa | Canberra City News

Energeia

Energeia

“an excellent example of the distinctive contribution made by this company to dance in the Australian Capital Territory.”

By Bill Stephens | Australian Arts Review

From the Vault

From the Vault

“by far the best work I have seen from the Australian Dance Party. Of course to be the best work I had seen from Plevey and her Party, From the Vault also needed to be expertly staged and well danced, costumed and lit. The five dancers, Stephen Gow, Olivia Fyfe, Eliza Sanders, Alana Stenning and Ryan Stone, all performed with the power and commitment we have come to expect of them.”

By Michelle Potter | https://michellepotter.org

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