Expressions Dance Company’s 2020 launch has revealed more than its upcoming program.
After 35 years under the name Expressions Dance Company, the Brisbane-based ensemble will now be known as Australian Dance Collective (ADC).
The name change has been made in line with the company’s vision under recently appointed artistic director Amy Hollingsworth, according to ADC Chair Marian Gibney. “With Amy’s appointment, and as we enter a new decade, the board believes that the time is right to refresh the company’s name, to ensure that it speaks clearly of what has been achieved and what the company seeks to do in the future,” she remarks.
ADC’s 2020 program will kick off in April with the Australian premiere of Hofesh Shechter’s Cult, presented in association with Hofesh Shechter Company, as part of triple bull “Three”. The program will also include world premieres from Australian choreographers Jack Lister and Melanie Lane.
Presented in May, “Succession” will see the company’s Youth Ensemble perform two works, one created for them and the other performed alongside the main ensemble.
ADC’s third season will be Cadep, which will see the company collaborate with Shenzhen’s Round House Dance Company as part of the Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project in August.
The company also welcomes two new dancers, Marlo Benjamin and Lonii Garnon-Williams, who will join Josephine Weise, Jake McLarnon and Bernhard Knauer.
For more information head to https://australiandancecollective.com/
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