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Expressions Dance Company

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Expressions Dance Company (EDC) is one of Queensland's leading contemporary dance theatre companies, based in Brisbane, Australia. 

Since 1984, EDC has created more than 170 works by more than 75 renowned national and international choreographers, while providing sustainable employment for more than 70 dancers throughout its history.  In addition to performing at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and other Brisbane venues such as The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and Brisbane Powerhouse,  the company has enjoyed 22 international tours to 17 countries and 23 major Australian tours, including into regional Queensland. 

EDC's Artistic Director is renowned Australian choreographer Amy Hollingsworth (appointed 2019). Previous Artistic Directors are Maggie Sietsma (1984-2008) and Natalie Weir (2009-2018). 

With the talent of an extraordinary ensemble of  6-8 dancers, the company has achieved significant recognition through national awards and nominations, including 10 Helpmann Award and 10 Australian Dance Award nominations. Acclaimed productionsinclude where the heart is (2010), R&J (2011),  Carmen Sweet (2013), When Time Stops (2013), The Red Shoes (2014), 7 Deadly Sins (2015), The Host (2015) and Behind Closed Doors (2017). 

Recently, EDC’s commitment to cultural collaboration has been articulated through its Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project, a groundbreaking partnership with China's leading contemporary dance companies Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Beijing LTDX and City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong).  EDC has also collaborated with Singapore Dance Theatre, Switzerland based Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble, Queensland Ballet, Brisbane Festival, Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Camerata, Topology, Trichotomy and Southern Cross Soloists.

Expressions Dance Company 2019 ensemble includes Georgie Bailey, Bernhard Knauer, Jag Popham, Isabella Hood, Josie Weise, Jake McLarnon and Lizzie Vilmanis.

CRITICAL RESPONSE

“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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Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts 3/420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006
Australia