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Expressions Dance Company is defined by its commitment to excellence in performance, sector development and education, all contributing to the evolution and future of contemporary Australian dance. Under the leadership of internationally acclaimed Artistic Director Natalie Weir (appointed 2009), and with the talents of an extraordinary ensemble of dancers, the company’s work is achieving significant recognition through national awards.
Natalie Weir is as an established and acclaimed choreographer, known internationally for her highly physical partner work, her organic movement style and her touching insight into human nature.
Natalie’s signature works for EDC include where the heart is (2010 and 2012), R&J (2011) and When Time Stops (2013). 2014 will see the world premiere of Natalie’s fourth signature work - a new contemporary dance adaptation of The Red Shoes. Natalie has also created smaller works for EDC including While Others Sleep, Raw (2010), Don’t, The Lament (2012), and Carmen Sweet (2013).
EDC has received invitations to perform in over 16 countries throughout its 28-year history. Recently, EDC’s commitment to cultural collaboration has been articulated through Singapore DanceTheatre’s celebrated Ballet UnderThe Stars event in 2013, which featured the world premiere of Natalie’s 4Seasons and a special performance of EDC’s Carmen Sweet.
Additional international highlights include First Ritual with LDTX/BeijingDance (2010 and 2011) and Scripsi Scriptum (2011 and 2012) collaboration with Switzerland based Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble. Both these productions were performed in the collaborating company’s hometown as well as in Brisbane.
Expressions Dance Company 2014 ensemble includes Michelle Barnett, Daryl Brandwood, Benjamin Chapman, Elise May and Jack Ziesing.
“This strong company produces some extraordinary performances, matching the best seen on QPAC stages.” The Australian
“Weir’s movement always generates excitement. There’s a visceral thrill of seeing bodies propelling through space, dancers launching themselves or being hurled in all directions. The intricacies of Weir’s lift transitions, executed seamlessly by her superb ensemble, are another Weir hallmark.” The Courier-Mail
“A stunning display of grace, strength, and pure raw emotions.” Brisbane Times
“Expressions Dance Company continues to carve its path as leading Australian artists.” Australian Stage
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