The Bunker Project | Lisa Wilson and Nathan Sibthorpe


A creative development exploring the physical threat of virtual alarm.

We are reminded of our frailty in a world where utter destruction is not only possible, it is threatened offhandedly in a tweet. Where do we find refuge amidst the potential chaos? How do we construct the illusion of safety in a climate of fear? And when do we begin to believe the panic online?

The Bunker Project' is the first stage development of a new performance work by choreographer Lisa Wilson and audio-visual artist Nathan Sibthorpe. Collaborators on the critically successful Wireless in 2017, Lisa and Nathan will use dance and interactive video art to explore the physical threat of virtual alarm.


Tuesday 2 April 2019 | 4.00pm

A conversation and sharing of ideas of Lisa and Nathan’s new work in development


The Warehouse Space, Metro Arts



Co-Director/Choreographer: Lisa Wilson

Co-Director/Video Artist/Dramaturg: Nathan Sibthorpe

Composer: Guy Webster

Performers: Michelle Barnett and Jayden Grogan

Producer: Metro Arts


Lisa Wilson | Co-Director/Choreographer

Lisa Wilson is an award winning artist with an international career as director, choreographer, producer, performer, educator and mentor. Lisa’s choreographic credits range form critically acclaimed full-length independent works, to works for - Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet Company, Queensland Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, Opera Queensland, Dance North, Queensland Theatre Company, The Place Theatre ‘Resolution!’ (UK), to name a few. As a performer and choreographer Lisa has collaborated and performed for prominent choreographers and companies throughout Australia and the United Kingdom, appearing in prestigious venues and Arts Festivals worldwide. Lisa has initiated programs such as Elevate, a pre-professional/emerging artist transition program, she lectures on faculty at QUT Dance, has been a peer assessor for The Australia Council for the Arts, and was awarded the Hephzibah Tintner Choreographic Fellowship in 2011.


Nathan Sibthorpe | Co-Director/Video Artist/Dramaturg:

Nathan Sibthorpe is a contemporary performance-maker and AV Designer. He was previously Queensland Theatre Company’s Geek-In-Residence in 2012-14; the Festival Director of Short+Sweet Queensland from 2013-16; the Creative Director of Markwell Presents Cinematic Theatre Company from 2016-18; and an Australia Council JUMP artist in 2012. Nathan is currently the Director of Counterpilot Transmedia Performance Collective, and a member of the Matilda Awards judging committee. Recent projects include Crunch Time (Next Wave 2018 & Metro Arts); Spectate (Metro Arts, 2017); and I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You (The Good Room & Brisbane Festival, 2018). Nathan teaches performance studies at QUT, where he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction, and a Masters Degree (practice-led research) in contemporary performance.