BY Lisa Wilson & Nathan Sibthorpe

We are reminded of our frailty in a world where utter destruction is not only possible, it’s threatened offhandedly in a tweet. 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?
Bunker combines dance, video projection, original music, and visual design to explore the physical threat of virtual alarm. 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.
This new work in development will be intellectually rigorous and artistically daring, using hybrid art forms and collaborating with exceptional artists in their respective fields.


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


December 2019


Lisa Wilson

Lisa has a twenty-year international career, working as director, choreographer, producer, performer and educator. Her body of work moves across genres having created for theatre companies, opera, large-scale instillation 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.

Nathan Sibthorpe

Nathan Sibthorpe is a contemporary performance-maker and AV Designer. He was previously Queensland Theatre Company’s Geek-In-Residence in 2012-14 and an Australia Council JUMP artist in 2012. Notable credits as a writer/director include Crunch Time (Next Wave & Metro Arts, 2018), Spectate (Metro Arts, 2017), Some Dumb Play (Metro Arts, 2012), Tyrone & Lesley in a Spot (2016); and as an AV Designer include Blue Bones (Playlab, 2017), Wireless (JWCoCA, 2017), Viral (Shock Therapy Productions, 2016), He Dreamed a Train (Brisbane Powerhouse, 2014-17), Bear with Me (Out of the Box Festival, 2012), and The Harbinger (La Boite Indie, 2011). Nathan has been nominated for six Matilda Awards, receiving the award for Best AV Design (Blue Bones, 2017). Nathan received a Green Room Groundling Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Multimedia in Theatre (The Harbinger, 2011) and in 2017 received the Dr Don Batchelor Award for Drama Research at QUT. Nathan has a BFA in Performance Studies from QUT, with distinction, and a Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance (research).