An ordinary life is the most extraordinary story of all

Be swept into a poignant and uplifting story of life, told through the captivating contemporary dance theatre of Queensland’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC), alongside astounding acapella vocals by The Australian Voices.

Set against the backdrop of Australian history from the 1950s to today, Everyday Requiem is a powerful story of one ordinary man (acclaimed Brisbane performer Brian Lucas) as he revisits the memories that have created the remarkable and relatable tale of his life – and ours.

Touching moments from our daily lives are interpreted through the breathtaking physicality of the EDC dancers, choreographed by EDC’s Helpmann Award-winning Artistic Director, Natalie Weir. The Australian Voices join EDC on stage, performing an exquisite original score by Gordon Hamilton, using only the human voice. The cast also features special guests, senior dancers from WaW Dance, in this inspiring celebration of the tragedies and triumphs we all share, everyday.

Following critically acclaimed productions such as When Time Stops, The Red Shoes, Behind Closed Doors and the recent highly acclaimed, 4Seasons, Everyday Requiem is Natalie Weir’s final work for the Company as Artistic Director.

“There always has been much to enjoy and admire about Weir’s choreographic voice ... impressive ...” The Australian
“★★★★★ An incredibly poignant and resonant piece ... physical and deeply emotional …” Limelight
“It’s Weir at her very best … totally absorbing …” Dance Australia
“So many transformative moments occur during the 75-minute work, just as they do in a life ...  this is a show you must see ...” Blue Curtains Brisbane
“The first-night audience leapt to their feet in a standing ovation ... a stunningly beautiful work that pierces the heart with joy, sadness, and ultimately celebration ...”  XS Entertainment


There will be a Q&A session with the artists and creatives following the performances on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 11:30am. 

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Presented by Expressions Dance Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Pricing Guide


^Concession: Pension card holders, seniors cards not accepted

^^Full-time students, under 25 years old at the time of booking

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  • Teacher's Notes

    Access the Teacher's Notes via this link

    These notes have been designed for secondary school dance teachers and based on Expression Dance Company’s 2018 performance of Everyday Requiem. The notes draw on key components from the Year 7-10 Dance Australian Curriculum, the QCAA Dance Senior Syllabus from 2015 and QCAA Dance 2019 General Senior Syllabus. Activities have been designed for teachers to use either in their entirety or take elements and use as inspiration for planning classroom content and assessment.