Brisbane based dance artist Liesel Zink’s practice is heavily influenced by psychology and sociology research. Her practice seeks to rigorously question and reveal the meaningful complexities of social behaviour. Her choreographic style is derived from her research into body language, drawing from disciplines of drama, sound, science and psychology in order to effectively communicate a concept. Liesel is currently researching the act of protest, questioning its effectiveness in contemporary Western cultures.
Part system and part science-fiction, Thorn creates an evolving landscape for a brave new world. Drawing a wavering line between reality and fantasy, the work is a small study of humans, nature and human nature.
Award winning Gabrielle Nankivell (2015 Liedtke Foundation Fellow) performs, makes and teaches dance with the same adventurous spirit by which she lives. Her goal is to ignite the imagination of audiences and create continuing avenues of conversation through performance and collaboration. Gabrielle’s performance and collaboration credits are a wide-ranging mix of internationally renowned companies and artists. Honing her career in Europe, she has worked with the Belgian artists Alexander Baervoets and Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus.
Artistic Director: Felicity Bott
Choreography: Liesel Zink and Gabrielle Nankivelle