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MEANING OF DANCE
Caitlin Mackenzie, right, in the original production of Reckless Valour performed in 2005.
Photo: QL2 Dance
More than just meets the eye
Kimberley Le Lievre
Walking through the halls of the
Australian War Memorial 10 years ago
was an introduction to something
much bigger for former Canberra
dancer Caitlin Mackenzie.
The experience was part of her first
Quantum Leap project, one that
shaped her career.
In preparation for the first Reckless
Valour performance in 2005, a moving
tribute to young Australians in war, Ms
Mackenzie researched stories from
various wars to learn about the young
people who fought them.
"There were incredible stories of
courage and valour, and we discovered
the real meaning behind reckless
valour -- those two words," Ms
"It was the first time I connected the
idea of dance being an art form.
I realised there was so much more;
it was a really big moment for me."
The Brisbane-based Ms Mackenzie,
26, was back in Canberra as part of the
10-year anniversary of the show.
She is training other young dancers
in the piece, set to be performed later
"It's fairly easy, in a way, to get the
material in their bodies and help them
learn the steps and movement," she
"We're also making sure they
understand the meaning behind the
work, and the concepts, and the
importance of that and the research
behind it all."
Ms Mackenzie said it was nice to be
behind the scenes of the upcoming
show at Canberra Theatre, from
Wednesday, July 29, to Saturday,
While she was enjoying the
experience, she said that it was vital
that the new dancers in the production
took ownership of the work. "We
really want them to feel like it's their
own. We are allowing it to change and
shift, and there is a new section being
added so they get that feeling of
Ms Mackenzie is now an
independent artist with the Makeshift
Dance Collective in Brisbane.
She said she enjoys coming to
Canberra often, to maintain the
connection with QL2.
Find out more about Reckless
Valour at blog.ql2.org.au or book
tickets through the Canberra Theatre
on 6275 2700 or at canberratheatre
1 The Flying Fruit Circus,
with a cast aged between
nine and 19, will present
Circus Under My Bed,an
Australian stage experience
like no other. The show will
be on at the Canberra Theatre
from July 16 to 18. The story
follows a young girl with a big
imagination, who discovers a
make-believe world hidden in
her room. Tickets from $30
(plus booking fee) from
2 Former Australian Idol
star Damien Leith will
bring his one man cabaret
play The Parting Glass: an Irish
journey, to Canberra. The
perform at the Street Theatre
on Saturday, July 18, at 8pm.
Tickets are $49 from
3 The first ever ACT state
final of Miss Burlesque
Australia will take place on
Saturday at The Playhouse.
The event will feature 10 local
burlesque performers who
will battle it out for the title
of Miss Burlesque ACT. The
adults only show will feature
Miss Burlesque Australia 2014
Zelia Rose. Tickets are $63.50
(plus booking fee) from
4 A poetry and
Ainslie and Gorman Arts
Centres will be held on Friday
from 7.30pm to 10.30pm at
the Gorman Arts Centre main
hall. The Salt Room will bring
together local, national and
international writers and
performers to showcase
poetry at its finest. Entry is $5.
5 The Canberra Gang Show,
an initiative of Scouts
Australia, is on until Saturday.
Titled Spot On: From Page to
Stage, the performance is
about a high school drama
class tasked with finding
inspiration for their final
performance. Showing at Tim
Murray Theatre at Canberra
Grammar School. Tickets are
$21. Pre-book on
1300 354 451 or buy on the
door an hour before each
session. Find out more at
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