Dance as Protest: Liesel Zink, Kristina Chan, XiaoKe x Zihan, co-presented with Critical Path
2:30 – 3:30pm, Sunday 30 October
Dance is a fleeting and abstract medium and is often thought of as more intuitive than didactic. This panel will discuss the ability of this medium to capture, distill and represent ideas to us in new ways and to create powerful reflections on the big questions. This panel will discuss the potential to harness artforms as activism and the ability for dance to communicate complex ideas, Kristina Chan will discuss her new work A Faint Existence which explores climate change, Liesel Zink will discuss The Stance a project that uses the movements of protestors to create choreography that makes us reconsider our relationships to public space. They will be joined by Chinese collaborators XiaoKe x ZiHan (SoftMachine) who use their work to challenge censorship in their homeland, the conversation will be facilitated by artistic director of Critical Path Claire Hicks.