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14 — 15 Sep

Us And All Of This

Presented by Brisbane Festival and supported by the Queensland Government.

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Us And All Of This

“a collective act of radical slowness”

Unfolding momentarily on the Brisbane Powerhouse Forecourt, this large-scale sculptural performance offers a rare moment of calm reflection, gathering 100 people from all walks of life to move together as one. 

Created by Liesel Zink with sound artist Lawrence English, this mesmerising dance performance explores assembly and collectively as an antidote to a capitalistic era of over-productivity, disembodiment, and dislocation. 

Us And All Of This rejects the positioning of humans as something separate to the environment, and challenges the fast-paced, isolated structure of society. Performers move with the landscape and each other, acknowledging our place as one part of a complex ecology, in a ritual of coming together.

Be a part of this dance artwork! 

We are looking for 100 willing and curious humans who love to move and are keen to be involved in the community dance performance, Us And All Of This. These volunteers will be of various ages, ethnicities, genders, body types and abilities, and together they will form this meditative and sculptural performance in public space.

Prior dance experience is not essential as the work is designed to be accessible for beginners, you only need to be dance curious!

Information for participants

Your time commitment in 2024

First Rehearsal (Full Group): Sunday 4 August

Rehearsal Weekends: Your choice of Saturdays or Sundays 10/11 August, 17/18 August, 24/25 August, 31 August/1 September

Technical Rehearsals may include September 7, 8 & 13 (final dates to be confirmed)

Performances: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September

Digital info session

Want more info? Please feel free to join us for an info session on Wednesday July 3 at 6pm via this zoom link.

This session will be Auslan Interpreted. It will also be recorded and posted here after the meeting.

In-person info session and taster class

If you'd prefer to attend an in-person info session, join Liesel Zink and take part in a free 'taster' class on Thursday 11 July, 6pm to see what it will be like to participate in this work.

Venue for the in-person session is currently TBC.

Us And All Of This: Short video

Watch our short video explaining the process and performance of Us And All Of This.

Questions

Please email Us and All of This Local Community Liaison Nathan Stoneham at nathanstoneham@gmail.com


Price

Free, non-ticketed event

Duration

Approximately 45 minutes

Where

The Forecourt, Brisbane Powerhouse

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Auslan interpreted events

75% Visual Content. Minimal dialogue, some background music and/or sounds

Important Info

Where

Two performances will take place at The Forecourt, Brisbane Powerhouse. 

Age suitability

No age restriction on audience members 

Participants must be 15+ 
(Participants aged 15, 16, 17 must have parental consent)  

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How to get there

Brisbane Powerhouse ›
119 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

Getting there

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