To celebrate Natalie Weir’s 10th anniversary as Artistic Director of Queensland’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC), she is joining forces with Hong Kong’s City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) to present a triple bill called 4Seasons at QPAC. The program features new works by Weir, CCDC’s Assistant Artistic Director Dominic Wong, and Helpmann Award winning choreographer and dancer Kristina Chan. It will be performed by 20 dancers from both EDC and CCDC.
4Seasonsis part of EDC’s five-year Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project, which has seen the company collaborate with three Chinese companies. Featuring music from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and by Max Richter, it will play at QPAC, June 14 – 22, after opening in Hong Kong. Natalie Weir spoke to Limelight about the project.
Natalie Weir with the dancers from Expressions Dance Company. Photograph courtesy of Expressions
4Seasons is part of the Chinese Australian Dance Exchange, established in 2015. How did that begin?
I met a Chinese man called Willy Tsao at a festival in Korea. He was the Artistic Director of three companies in China – one in Hong Kong, one in Beijing, and one in Guangzhou. We talked about working together back then, and we worked with his Beijing...