LISA WILSON PROJECTS

ABOUT LISA WILSON

Lisa has a twenty-year international career, working as a director, choreographer, producer, performer and educator. Her body of work moves across genres having created for theatre companies, opera, large-scale installation work, poly-media performances, company commissions and full- length independent work. Lisa’s choreographic credits include (amongst others): Wireless and Lake (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and national touring with Performing Lines), Elbow Room (Brisbane Powerhouse), Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet Company, Expressions Dance Company, Dancenorth, Queensland Theatre Company, Opera Queensland, The Place Theatre ‘Resolution!’ (UK), Rambert Dance Company with the English National Trust (UK), QUT’s Dance and Drama departments, Ausdance Qld’s Belltower ll series and the 2008 World Dance Alliance.

Lisa has also been a leading, professional contemporary dancer and from 1995-2012 collaborated and performed for prominent choreographers and companies throughout Australia and the United Kingdom, appearing in prestigious venues and Arts Festivals worldwide in Japan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, China, Germany, Mexico, New Caledonia and the U.S.A.

BUNKER by Lisa Wilson and Nathan Sibthorpe

IN DEVELOPMENT

Bunker is a new intermedial dance work, combining dance with original music, text, rich visual design, interactive messaging, and dynamic video projection to explore the physical threat of virtual alarm. 

On 1st December 2017, Hawaii tested its nuclear threat siren for the first time in 30 years. In the following weeks, 26 drills were conducted to ensure the state was prepared for the worst. Then…

‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL’ 

It took 38 minutes for Hawaii officials to fully retract the falsely distributed alert.

We are reminded of our frailty in a world where utter destruction is not only possible, but perhaps foretold by the devices in our pockets. Where do we find refuge amidst the potential chaos? How do we construct the illusion of safety in a climate of fear? And when do we begin to believe the panic online?

As we slowly learn the physical repercussions of digital fear, this work draws influence from sinister Russian propaganda, false missile alerts, designer bunkers and the fake news epidemic.

KEY CREATIVES

Lisa Wilson – Co-Director/Choreographer
Nathan Sibthorpe – Co-Director/Video Artist/Dramaturg
Guy Webster – Composer

COMPLETED DEVELOPMENTS

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts | August 2019
Supported by Arts Queensland and Metro Arts.

Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance | April 2019
Supported by Metro Arts. 

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts | April 2019
Supported by Ausdance with Expressions Dance Company.