Awesome: A State of Wonder and Fear
25 March 2021
THE NUCLEUS, RIVER PLAZA (OUTSIDE QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY ON THE RIVER SIDE)

Summary

The human body has a physical response to big new ideas. We get that exploding feeling in our brains. It can feel like the ground drops away from under us. We feel uncertain, or scared, or angry, or exhilarated. It gives us goosebumps, quickens our heartrate, makes our brain hurt.

Awesome: a state of wonder and fear is an exploration of the biggest ideas in the universe, and how we might try to cope with them. Join acclaimed choreographer Liesel Zink and poet J.M Donellan as they explore ways of trying to understand the unfathomable.

Through movement and spoken word we are testing ways to make ideas that may seem too big or too complex or too far off into something real we can comprehend in the present.

We’re just trying to understand nature, the universe and our place in it. No big deal, right?

Keep an eye out for more Awesome pop-up performances during the festival.

 

FEATURING

Ashleigh Musk

Ashleigh Musk

Performer

Ashleigh Musk

Ashleigh (she/her) is a dancer, choreographer, producer and community arts facilitator. She uses the body as the central tool for creation, alongside text, object and space, creating works that balance...

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Mike Willmett

Mike Willmett

Artist

Mike Willmett

Mike Willmett is an Australian sound designer, composer and key creative in dance and theatre productions. His practice frequently revolves around the relationship between sound and space, with a particular...

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Alexa Dewar

Alexa Dewar

Performer

Alexa Dewar

Alexa Dewar is a young emerging artist with a deep curiosity about the human experience and movement practice.  Based in Brisbane (Australia), Alexa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in...

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Erin O'Rourke

Erin O'Rourke

Performer

Erin O'Rourke

Erin O’Rourke is a Brisbane-based contemporary dance artist. She graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance in 2019, finishing with Distinction...

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J. M. Donellan

J. M. Donellan

Artist

J. M. Donellan

J.M. DONELLAN is an author, poet, podcaster, and teacher. He has performed at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, TEDxBrisbane, the Sydney Opera House, Brisbane Festival and some very prestigious basements. His...

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Liesel Zink

Liesel Zink

Artist

Liesel Zink

Liesel Zink is an award-winning socially-engaged choreographer interested in the relationship between art, science and social-psychology. She creates interdisciplinary performance works in public space and uses her artistic practice can...

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Show Credits
Produced by Liesel Zink.
Choreographed and Created by Liesel Zink in collaboration with:
Writer: J. M. Donellan
Sound: Mike Willmett
Performing Dancers: Ashleigh Musk, Erin O’Rouke, Alexa Dewar
Contributing Dancers: Ashleigh Musk, Michael Smith, Katina Olsen, Lauren Carr
Voice: Erica Field
Costumes: Alana Sargent
Marketing: Thom Smyth

About the Nucleus
The Nucleus our brand new licensed bar will be open late afternoon and into the night.

Arrive early as there is limited capacity and we don’t want you to be disappointed.

All events at The Nucleus are general admission and as such seats cannot be reserved.

Where is The Nucleus?
The Nucleus, River Plaza, Queensland Cultural Centre is located near the entrance to the Queensland Art Gallery, Level 2, Corner of Grey and Melbourne Street, South Brisbane.

Are you old enough?
This is a licensed venue so bring along your ID to show at the entry and at the bar. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Can I buy food?
Yes! The Nucleus will be offering light food options.

What if it’s raining?
The Nucleus is undercover but if in doubt check our website for any last minute changes.

Accessibility
This is an outdoor event and the World Science Festival Brisbane ensures that its venues are as physically accessible as possible. The precinct is relatively flat with a mix of grass and paved surfaces. To discuss your individual needs and to book any access services, please contact us.

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Cost

Free

Location

2 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Session Times

Awesome: A State Of Wonder And Fear

25 March 2021

15mins 5:45pm

FREE EVENT

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