Us and All Of This
Liesel Zink is an award-winning socially-engaged choreographer interested in the collective body in public space. Seeking to engage new and diverse audiences in meaningful arts experiences she creates large-scale dance works in public space and uses her process as an opportunity for artistic, cultural and intergenerational exchange. Liesel has developed and presented independent work around Australia, Asia and Eastern Europe, often in collaboration with local artists and communities.
Liesel received the 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance for her public space project ‘The Stance’ which has been presented in eleven different cities around Australia and overseas (Ansan Street Arts Festival South Korea, Sziget Festival Hungary, CCDF/WKCDA/HKAPA Hong Kong), engaging over 80 performers between the ages of 8 and 72 years of age. Further independent projects include ‘Granite’ (West Kowloon Cultural District Hong Kong, Supercell, QUT Art Museum), ‘We and the Uncertain’ (Mystetski Arsenal, Ukraine), ‘ Awesome; a state of wonder and fear’ (World Science Festival 2021), ‘Inter’ (Flowstate 2018), ‘Our New’ (IMA Gallery; Making Art Work 2020), ‘fifteen’ (Next Wave 2012).
In 2019 Liesel facilitated the South East Asian Choreolab (Rimbun Daha, Malaysia), and initiated and produced a HK/QLD dance exchange involving a range of activities aimed at building relationships and new collaborations between Hong Kong and Queensland based Independent artists.
Liesel is currently an Associate Artist with Force Majeure. She works as a choreographer, dramaturge, assistant director, movement co-ordinator, performer, provocateur and producer. She has worked with Leah Shelton, Courtney Scheu, Michael Smith, Polytoxic, The Good Room, GENERATE (SITUATE on the Gold Coast), Performing Lines, Rimbun Dahan (Malaysia) in these capacities. She has been commissioned to choreograph works on Tasdance, Expressions Dance Company and LINK Dance Company. Liesel is on the management committee of Metro Arts and was the Chair of Supercell Dance Festival (2019/20).