Friday June 23, 2017

WHEN TIME STOPS RETURNS TO QPAC

Award-winning choreographer Natalie Weir and Queensland’s premier contemporary dance company, Expressions Dance Company (EDC), return to the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) with their highly acclaimed work, When Time Stops from 20 to 28 May 2016.

When Time Stops features Iain Grandage’s Helpmann Award winning score performed live on stage by Queensland’s chamber orchestra, Camerata of St John’s alongside EDC’s full company of contemporary dancers.

This haunting journey of life-changing moments shines a light on how we deal with moments in time; moments that determine who we are, who we become and what we hold dear.

In her final moments a woman’s life flashes before her eyes, opening the floodgates on those achingly personal yet intensely dramatic life-defining events: loss, new love, tragedy and longing.

“First performed in 2013, When Time Stops is one of EDC’s most celebrated and loved works and we are thrilled to bring a re-worked version back to the QPAC stage”, said Weir

“We welcome new dancers to the work, including company members Cloudia Elder, Rebecca Hall and Richard Causer, who returns to EDC following four years spent dancing overseas, and guest dancer Xiao Zhiren from Guangdong Modern Dance Company”.

“Alongside Michelle Barnett as the ‘Woman’, Benjamin Chapman, Elise May and guest dancer Thomas Gundry Greenfield who returns in his role as ‘The Ferryman’, this fresh combination of exceptional dancers will bring a new energy to this much-loved work. We are thrilled to once again work with the beautiful Camerata of St John’s who will perform Iain Grandage’s Helpmann award winning score on stage”, concluded Weir.

The return season of this highly celebrated work is on sale now via qpac.com.au or call 136 246. It’s about one moment…so don’t miss it.

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is located within Queensland’s vibrant cultural precinct at South Bank, Brisbane. The Centre is focused on creating a world where the performing arts matter to everyone. Welcoming more than 1.4 million visitors and presenting over 1200 performances annually the QPAC experience extends beyond the theatre with a range of unique spaces to eat, drink, and enjoy free live entertainment. Visit www.qpac.com.au to learn more about Queensland’s Centre for live performance and the range of exciting events and initiatives on offer year round. To come a little closer to QPAC find out more about QPAC Membership here.

-ENDS-

An exhilarating experience….a dazzling event.
The Guardian

An arresting, poignant, and ultimately, haunting piece of theatre.
The Courier Mail

Expressions Dance Company and QPAC present
When Time Stops

WHEN: 20 to 28 May 2016
WHERE: Playhouse, QPAC, Cultural Centre, South Bank, Brisbane
TICKETS: Refer to qpac.com.au for current pricing
BOOKINGS: qpac.com.au or 136 246

Concept Natalie Weir, Bill Haycock and the EDC Dancers
Choreography Natalie Weir
New composition Iain Grandage
Design and concept Bill Haycock
Lighting David Walters
Musical direction Brendan Joyce

Music performed by Camerata of St John’s
EDC Dancers Michelle Barnett, Richard Causer, Benjamin Chapman, Cloudia Elder, Rebecca Hall and Elise May
Guest dancers Thomas Gundry Greenfield and Xiao Zhiren

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