Us and all of this

Liesel Zink

Designed for large outdoor spaces, Us and all of this is a public space dance performance which gathers over 100 local performers in the exploration of shifts in our global environment. When we are facing made-made disasters of global scale; a climate crisis, rapid deforestation, oceans filling with plastic and strains on our natural resources, how do we unite in the search for sustainable solutions.

Choreographically, Us and all of this investigates how a mass of bodies can be reflective of physical landscapes while also examining and questioning larger social and political structures. I’ll collaborate with three lead dancers and dramaturge Martyn Coutts to devise a series of choreographic and improvisational scores that are shared with local performers through a series of empowering workshops that lead to the final performance, approximately 30mins long.

As global citizens, we have an urgent need to engage in meaningful dialogue that extends beyond the slogans of politicians, the characters we can tweet and the echo chamber of social media. Through both creative process and performance, Us and all of this creates a space for dialogue across generations and culture, and deeper kinaesthetic understanding of current environmental issues while celebrating the power of collective participation.

Credits

Creator
Liesel Zink

Dramaturg
Martyn Coutts

Lead Artists
Joel Bray, Joshua Lowe, Katina Olsen, Niharika Senapati

Developed with the assistance of dancers from
Yellow Wheel

Produced by Performing Lines

Initiated by Arts Centre Melbourne

Information for Presenters

This work will be developed throughout 2019 and 2020 for premiere in late 2020.

Annette Vieusseux Producer
Dean Cross Associate Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Us and all of this is produced by Performing Lines and supported by the Arts Centre Melbourne

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.