Choreographer Fleur Conlon and artist Rigobert Pupacher prepare for the Power Soup performance at the Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum.
Choreographer Fleur Conlon and artist Rigobert Pupacher prepare for the Power Soup performance at the Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum. Brenda Strong

Industry the focus as project breaks down art boundaries

GLADSTONE industry will be a key theme in a dance production designed to break boundaries between art and dance.

Power Soup, a collaboration between the Young Dancers Company of Central Queensland and the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, is set to wow the audience during the opening night on Friday.

Choreographer Fleur Conlon said her contemporary dance style had a strong European influence while her fiance Rigobert Pupacher added his creative touch with various art installations and sculptures.

The dancers will be moving through the art pieces over two floors at the event, starting downstairs before moving up into the modern section of the gallery.

Gladstone chair for young dancers Lee McIvor said she had never seen this combination of dance and art interact in a space like the art gallery.

"I'm really excited to see it all come together," she said.

Both Ms Conlon and Mr Pupacher are busy putting the finishing touches to the movement, space and visual art of the project, which will create an atmosphere of what symbolises power in an industrial zone and how it affects Gladstone.

Audiences will have the opportunity to meet the choreographer, artist and dancers after each performance.

Power Soup:

  • Opening Friday 6.30pm. Tickets are $50 including alcohol, soft drinks and finger food.
  • Matinee, Saturday 1pm.
  • Encore Saturday 6.30pm, free to community.
  • Phone 0409 812 074 or email admin@ydccq.com.au to book your place.


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