1-11 AUGUST 2024 View all 2023 events

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Presented by BLEACH*
Produced by Performing Lines


Presented by BLEACH*
Produced by Performing Lines

Discover a powerful moment of connection with yourself, and with your community, through award-winning choreographer Liesel Zink’s thought-provoking sculptural dance work, Us and All Of This.

Taking place at the Broadbeach Hub, this large-scale meditative piece challenges the rise of social isolation, bringing together a rich tapestry of people from varying backgrounds, cultures, ages and abilities to deliver a moment of togetherness via movement. Celebrating the joy of creating something with others, the group will perform en masse to a unique soundscape crafted by renowned sound artist and composer Lawrence English. Let yourself slow down and soak up the gentle act of shared creation.




Be a part of this artwork!


100 local dancers, movers, and curious humans needed to create an epic, once-in-a-lifetime event.

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!

Performances and rehearsals will take place at the BLEACH* Broadbeach Hub (at the Broadbeach Cultural Precinct). You will be working with award-winning choreographer and creator, Liesel Zink and moving to music by renowned sound artist and composer Lawrence English.

As a volunteer, you will take part in a series of five gentle yet rejuvenating dance workshop-style rehearsals led by Liesel Zink and local artists. Here you will learn a range of choreographic and improvisational scores that lead to the final performance. You won’t need to remember choreography either, as all the movements are fed to you through an In Ear Monitor (IEM). The ultimate outcome will be collaborative, community-driven project, spanning roughly 45 minutes, performed in a public outdoor space.

Us And All Of This is not only a performance but a process; an exercise in the gentle act of shared creation, exploring togetherness and community as the antithesis of exploitation.

Time commitment in 2024:
5 x three-hour rehearsals over five weeks in June and July, a dress run and a tech run in July, and two performances in August.

If you need to, you can miss some rehearsals, but we ask that you attend a minimum of three rehearsals.

Information for participants:
All rehearsals and performances will take place at the
BLEACH* Broadbeach Hub (at the Broadbeach Cultural Precinct).
The location is wheelchair accessible and has accessible bathrooms.

You will choose either Saturday or Sunday, morning or afternoon for your regular rehearsal.

Rehearsal weekends include:
June 22/23
June 29/30
July 6/7
July 13/14
July 20/21

All participants will be required at Tech, Dress and Performances

Tech rehearsal will be on July 27
Dress rehearsal will be on July 28

The performances will be held in the early evening at The Broadbeach Hub (Broadbeach Cultural Precinct) on:
Friday, August 02, 2024
Saturday, August 03, 2024

Questions – please email Us And All Of This Local Community Liaison Tal Fitzpatrick


Register here 👈




Digital info session: Wednesday June 5, 6pm, over Zoom
Link to attend the meeting:     Link to attend the meeting 👈
This session will be Auslan Interpreted. It will also be recorded and posted here after the meeting.
In-person info session and ‘taster’ class: Saturday June 8, 3:30pm – Broadbeach Community Space, 61 Sunshine Boulevard
Join Liesel Zink for an in-person information session at the Broadbeach Hub and take part in a free ‘taster’ class to see what it will be like to participant in this work.
This session will be Auslan Interpreted.

Liesel Zink

Liesel Zink is an award-winning choreographer of Ukrainian and German descent interested in collective bodies as a tool for social change. She has developed and presented work around Australia, Asia and Eastern Europe. Liesel's practice explores the intersection of contemporary dance and community engagement seeing her create performances in public-space and use her creative process as a means for artistic, cultural and intergenerational exchange. As an Independent choreographer Liesel is most well know for the creation of large-scale public space performances, most significantly 'The Stance' which won the 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance. Other recent Independent projects include: 'Daruvaty' (Bleach Festival 2022), 'Awesome: a state
of wonder and fear' (World Science Festival 2021), 'Our New' (IMA Gallery 2020), 'We and the Uncertain' (Ukraine 2019) and 'Inter' (Flowstate 2018). As a choreographer, Liesel has also been commissioned to choreograph for Expressions Dance Company, Tasdance and LINK. Liesel is currently an Associate Artist for Force Majeure. More broadly, Liesel is a dramaturge, facilitator, movement coordinator, producer and advocate.

Lawrence English

Lawrence English is an artist, composer and curator based in Australia. Working across an array of aesthetic investigations, English's work explores the politics of perception and prompts questions of field, agency and memory. English utilises a variety of approaches including visceral live performance and site-specific installation to create work that invites audiences to consider their relationship to listening, place and embodiment. Over the past decade he has worked with sound as a medium for embodied experience and is determined to share his interests in the transformative and sensorial transgressive possibilities of sound. He is a Sidney Myer Creative fellow, was awarded an outstanding doctorial thesis award in conjunction with his PhD in 2017 and has been supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation for his public artwork project in Los Angeles, Seira. In 2022, he has been appointed the Annual Honouree by the Institute Of Modern Art.

  • Primarily visual content
  • Accessible toilet
  • Language is no barrier

This is primarily a visual work, which includes music. D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have close to a full experience of the work.
For participants: The work can be adjusted to suit different accessibility requirements. We encourage people of all different abilities to register. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

For further information about the event location's accessibility, visit our Accessibility page.

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Photo CreditBunjil Place Production Images by Shuttermain
AcknowledgementA Betty Amsden Participation Program, Us And All Of This is produced by Performing Lines, and commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne through the generous support of the Betty Amsden endowment. It was developed and presented with support from the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, as well as HOTA and the City of Melbourne.
Free Event
All times are QLD AEST
Important Info
  • Food & beverage available on site
  • Transport options available
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Parking
  • Dog friendly
  • Limited seating available, bring beach chair or blanket
  • Free Event
  • Dance
  • FREE
  • Interactive
  • Workshop

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