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Everyday Requiem - Expressions Dance Company

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An ordinary life is the most extraordinary story of all
EDC, Expressions Dance Company
Elise May (EDC Dancer) Photo by Dylan Evans

Expressions Dance Company's (EDC) final world premiere of the year commences the 12th of October!

The critically acclaimed Dance Company EDC presents Everyday Requiem. Running from 12 20 October at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC.

Expressions Dance Company is one of Queensland's leading contemporary dance theatre companies. EDC has won numerous awards including 10 Helpmann Awards and 10 Australian Dance Award nominations. The company boasts 22 international tours to 17 countries and 23 major Australian tours.

Everyday Requiem is choreographed by the talented Natalie Weir, the performance features an acapella score, composed by Gordon Hamilton and sung by The Australian Voices.

With extraordinary physicality, grace and fluid movements Everyday Requiem will take you on a musical journey through one man's life, inviting you to reflect on the moments that make life wondrous.

"It's really a joyful and uplifting celebration of all our lives at all their wonderful stages, from childhood to old age It's an exploration of the small, personal things that make life precious and beautiful," explains EDC's artistic director and Helpmann award-winning choreographer Natalie Weir.

EDC, Expressions Dance Company
Richard Causer and Elise May Photo by Dylan Evans


Set in Australia, the production references special moments in our history from the 1950s to the modern day. EDC will feature era-inspired costumes by Brisbane-based designer Bill Haycock.

This year's final world premiere will be unmissable for some very special reasons. Natalie Weir was first appointed Artistic Director in 2009. This show marks the end of an extraordinary era as Natalie Weir's final production as the company's AD. You can rightfully expect mic drop performances as the company bids her a worthy farewell.

The EDC ensemble includes award nominated dancers Elise May and Richard Causer. It will also be Brian Lucas's (performer / dancer) return to EDC.

Australian Voices will sing an acapella score composed by their Artistic Director, Gordon Hamilton. Weir says "It's hard to believe the incredibly full, complex sound they (The Australian Voices) create just using vocals, without any instrumental accompaniment."

EDC, Expressions Dance Company
Richard Causer and Brian Lucas Photo by Dylan Evans


Everyday Requiem remind us that all stages of life are to be celebrated. A prime example of 'living your best life' is demonstrated by the ensemble known as WaW Dance. WaW Dance is a weekly dance program run by Wendy McPhee and Wendy Wallace. The group features women 50 plus who, as Weir states, show that "dance really is for everybody and every kind of body, for life."

Presented by Expressions Dance Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Everyday Requiem is not to be missed. Secure your tickets now. The show follows critically acclaimed productions such as When Time Stops, The Red Shoes, Behind Closed Doors and the recent highly acclaimed, 4Seasons!

Choreographer Natalie Weir (Artistic Director, EDC)
Choreography Performed by Expressions Dance Company, Brian Lucas and WaW Dance
Composer Gordon Hamilton (Artistic Director, The Australian Voices)
Music Performed by The Australian Voices
Designer Bill Haycock
Lighting Designer David Walters

PRICES
Adult $60
Premium $70
Concession $45
Students/Youth Under 25 $30
Seniors Group 10 $35ea
School Groups 10 $25 (11th ticket free for teacher)

For group bookings contact QPAC Group Sales on 07 3840 7466 or groups@qpac.com.au


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When: Tues - Sat. 12th - 20th of October
Phone: 07 3840 7466
Where: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
Cost: $30-$70
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