THINK is a FREE conversation series which deconstructs and discusses all realms of contemporary dance with notable national and international artists.


Bridging the Gap - Between Audience and Work

What’s in a movement?: How do we  ‘read’ contemporary dance and how does the audience de-code and experience it.

with Charles Ball (Brisbane Intedependent), Swee Boon (T.H.E Dance Company), Jake McLarnon (Expressions Dance Company)

Facilitated by Leisa Shelton

DATE: Friday 16 February

TIME: 6pm - 7pm

LOCATION: The Refinery Room (Part of Watt Dining - Lower level), Brisbane Powerhouse

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Communicating Difference

How identity is portrayed and plays out in performance. Geopolitical, gender, mental health and all manner of cultural difference

with Juli Apponen (Everything Remains) Michelle Ryan (Restless Dance)

Facilitated by Clare Dyson

DATE: Saturday 17 February

TIME: 6pm - 7pm

LOCATION: Bar Alto, Brisbane Powerhouse


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The Outside Eye - Dramaturgy, Choreoturgy - Who is Looking?

The outside eye - dramaturgy, choreoturgy  - who is looking?  Developing the editing eye within a creative process and how this affects the practice and creation of works

with Josh Thomson (Legs on the Wall), Gavin Webber (The Farm)

Facilitated by Martyn Coutts

DATE: Sunday 18 February

TIME: 6pm - 7pm

LOCATION: The Refinery Room (Part of Watt Dining - Lower level) Brisbane Powerhouse





I am thrilled to have been asked to curate THINK for Supercell festival. I have spent much of my career engaged in the development of audiences for dance and connecting people with an artistic ‘product’ they see on stage.  I believe these conversations with and around art are an important link and allow us a deeper insight into the workings and thought processes of the artist/creator/maker.  They are a wonderful key to unlock all manner of thoughts, images, creative stimulus and passionate starting points that drive our creators to engage in a choreographic process and ultimately a work on stage. We have a stellar line up of artists working in and across this physical art form and we know you will enjoy the experience of delving into their creative processes, their vision, their struggles-  and what make them make art!


Lisa Wilson has an international career working as director, choreographer, producer, performer, educator and mentor. Lisa’s choreographic credits include (amongst others) : Wireless (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art), Lake (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and national touring), Elbow Room (Brisbane Powerhouse); Commissions for: Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Theatre Company, The Australian Ballet Company, Queensland Ballet Company, Expressions Dance Company, Opera Queensland, Dance North, The Place Theatre ‘Resolution!’ (UK), Rambert Dance Company’s Education Department with the English National Trust (UK), QUT’s Dance and Drama departments and the 2008 World Dance Alliance. In 2011 Lisa was awarded the Hephzibah Tintner Choreographic Fellowship to work with Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet and Opera Australia. In 2014 Lisa’s full-length work Lake, toured nationally as a Road Work tour through Performing Lines, was a finalist at The Australian Dance Awards and showcased at the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). Lisa has also been a leading, professional contemporary dancer and from 1995-2012 collaborated and performed for prominent choreographers and companies throughout Australia and the United Kingdom, appearing in venues and Arts Festivals worldwide in Japan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, China, Germany, Mexico, New Caledonia and the U.S.A.   As a prominent figure in the Australian dance sector 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, original board member of The Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance and current board member of Ausdance Qld, providing dance expertise and representing the interests of dance artists at a governance level.

Lisa Wilson Projects is produced by Jo Thomas, Metro Arts.