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fifteen weaves into Brisbane Festival

 

Liesel Zink’s fifteen, developed as part of Kickstart and presented at NWF 2012, will be weaving through a new audience in Brisbane this September. Featuring as part of Under the Radar at Brisbane Festival, fifteen brings fluid choreography to an unusual stage – the space between commuters in rush hour pedestrian traffic. Immersed in a live mixed-audio soundtrack, the audience will see a performance emerge and fade among the crowd inching their way home through Brisbane’s Queen Street mall from 7-15 September.

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Fifteen Next Wave Festival 2012

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Woven through Melbourne’s peak hour pedestrian traffic, fifteen is a site-responsive work that critically dissects body language and proxemic theories to investigate human behaviour in the city. With the inevitable intrusion of strangers into our intimate zone, humans react by limiting body movement, avoiding eye contact, stripping emotion from the face and avoiding direct contact with strangers. Created, produced and performed in public space, fifteen invites audiences to immerse themselves in a live mixed-audio soundtrack, watching the performance emerge and disappear in the environment around them.

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