Liesel Zink is a Brisbane based choreographer interested in the political body in public space. Her practice seeks to engage extensive audiences in meaningful artistic experiences.
workshop - Movement and Meaning
This workshop will give insight into Liesel Zink’s unique choreographic practice, investigating the myriad of ways we can use body language and gesture to create movement, and how we can build context around the body to create and shift meaning.
Some movement experience necessary.
Suitable for dance and theatre backgrounds.
DATE: Friday 16 February
TIME: 12 -2PM (2 hours)
LOCATION: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
plus transaction fee of $5.95
Liesel Zink is a Brisbane based choreographer interested in the political body in public space. Her practice seeks to engage extensive audiences in meaningful artistic experiences. Her most notable public space work includes ‘The Stance’ (Sziget Festival, Hungary; Ansan Street Arts Festival, South Korea; Liveworks Festival, Sydney; APAM, Brisbane; Salamanca Moves, Hobart; Junction Arts Festival, Launceston; Slipstream Festival, Brisbane) which saw her receive an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance in 2017. Her other major site-specific work ‘fifteen’ (Next Wave VIC & Brisbane Festival QLD 2012) also received ‘Best of’ awards in both VIC and QLD.
Liesel has been commissioned to choreograph works for Australian contemporary dance companies including Tasdance (‘Plain English’ 2016), Expressions Dance Company (‘Synapse’ 2013; ‘It fell on the floor between them’ 2010), LINK Dance Company (‘The Miranda Warning’ 2014), and Artslink QLD Schools touring program. In 2017 she was invited to direct a new physical theatre work, ‘Warm Lettuce’ on Griffith Applied University Students. Liesel is currently working with Force Majeure for their new site-specific work premiering at Commonwealth Games 2018. She regularly performs with Polytoxic Dance Company and has also performed for artists including Liz Lea, PVI Collective and Dave Sleswick. As well as producing her own work she produces for dance artist Michael Smith, and co-produces The IndepenDANCE Project (Phluxus2 Dance Collective) and Angry Mime evening of experimental art. She is a recipient of the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayors Fellowship (2016), has been an associate artist of La Boite Theatre Company and EDC, has been on the advising panel for Backbone Youth Arts.