Liesel Zink

Brisbane, Qld

Zink’s performers step into this space and interrupt that lone world in order to shake you awake -Aussie Theatre

Liesel Zink is an award-winning Queensland based choreographer interested in the body in shifting environmental and political landscapes. Seeking to engage new and diverse audiences in meaningful arts experiences she creates large-scale dance and sound work in public space and uses her process as an opportunity for artistic, cultural and intergenerational exchange.

Liesel received the 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance for her durational public space work project ‘The Stance’ which has been presented internationally at City Contemporary Dance Festival (Hong Kong 2019), Sziget Festival (Hungary 2017), Ansan Street Arts Festival (South Korea 2017), and nationally at eight different festivals.

In 2019, Liesel choreographed a new site-specific work We and the Uncertain in Ukraine at Mystetski Arsenal and undertook a La Boite /MDH residency for development of a new public space dance/science project Awesome: a state of wonder and fear. In 2018 Liesel premiered new dance and science collaboration Inter at Flowstate, and joined Force Majeure as a lead artist in development of their site-specific work FLOCK, commissioned for the Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival. She’s also been commissioned to create works for Australian dance companies including Tasdance, EDC and LINK Dance Company.

As a producer, Liesel is currently working with Performing Lines to produce tours of Amrita Hepi’s A Call To Dance and has also produced for Michael Smith and Supercell Festival 2019. She’s currently producing a Hong Kong/Queensland Independent Dance project aimed at strengthening relationships between those arts communities.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.