Photo by Liesel Zink
Granite | Liesel Zink
Granite is a durational performance exploring the socio-political body in shifting cultural and physical landscapes.
Created through a process of cultural exchange, the work sees Hong Kong and Australian dancers perform endurance-based choreography amongst hundreds of fragments of granite. What are the socio-political meanings we draw from placing the body at the centre of this mass of material?
Choreographer: Liesel Zink in collaboration with performers
Performers: Courtney Scheu, Amelia Stokes, Ivy Tsui, Wayson Poon
Design consultant: Sarah Winter
With thanks to previous artists sound artist Mike Willmett, dramaturge Martyn Coutts, Visual Metaphor Consultant Clare Dyson.
The concept for Granite was seeded at Liveworks Festival for Experimental Art by Performance Space, Sydney 2016 with dancers from The Stance.
Liesel Zink | Choreographer/Director
Liesel Zink is an award-winning choreographer with an international practice. She creates large scale site-specific work and is currently interested in the socio-political body in shifting landscapes. Liesel received the 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance for her public space work The Stance which has been presented at Sziget Festival Hungary 2017, Ansan Street Arts Festival South Korea 2017 and multiple cities around Australia. 2018 saw Liesel choreograph a new dance and science collaboration ‘Inter, gallery performance work Balloons & Granite and join Force Majeure as a lead artist for their development and presentation of FLOCK. She’s also been commissioned to choreograph works Tasdance, Expressions Dance Company and LINK Dance Company.
As a producer Liesel is interested in using artistic process to facilitate cultural exchange. She produces her own work both within Australia and overseas, is currently working with Performing Lines as the touring producer for Amrita Hepi’s A Call To Dance and is co-producing Michael Smith’s ‘Cowboy’ with The Farm.