To Carry / To Hold

To Carry /
To Hold

April 2024
'…a beautifully poignant dance work made with care and authenticity.'

Lesley Graham, ARTSHUB

To Carry / To Hold is new work for MADE created by nationally and internationally recognised experienced choreographer Liesel Zink. The work looks forward to what we want to happen next, moving between the intimacy of one and interwoveness of many. The MADE Performance Ensemble powerfully renders the histories that exist in our bodies and the moments that shape and change us.

"Skin is a container. It protects our bodies' intricate inner architecture from burning sun and penetrating cold. Skin is resilient and regenerative but fragile too. From its delicate nerve endings we derive the sensation of touch, pain, pleasure and gentle caress. As we age the texture of its canvas deepens with lines, folds, stretch marks and scars. But beyond those physical properties, skin is a vessel for the memories we collect as we move through the world. Beneath its smooth texture emotions and experiences exist in the intangible ether." - Liesel Zink

About Liesel Zink

Liesel Zink is an award-winning choreographer of Ukrainian and German descent. Her socially-engaged practice has seen her develop and present work around Australia, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Liesel works with dancers of all ages and returns to again collaborate with MADE after a successful presentation of her award-winning, site-specific performance The Stance in 2016 (Junction Arts Festival and Mature Moves). MADE is delighted to be commissioning a work from an artist so passionate about using the arts to initiate dialogue between people of different backgrounds, cultures and generations.

MADE’s touring in 2024 was made possible through the Tasmanian Performing Arts Centres (TPAC) Strategic Touring Fund.

To Carry / To Hold

Choreographer: Liesel Zink
Lighting/Sound Design: Jason James
Costume and Scenic Design: Roz Wren
Stage Manager: Finn Carter
Rehearsal Director: Angela Barnard
Performers: Christine Bell, Penny Carey-Wells, Jill Clennett, Shirley Gibson,
Annie Greenhill, Kate Ireland, Christine Keele, Lucinda Sharp, Aśka Smietanska
Marketing and PR: M.A.P. Consulting, Maria Pate

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Photography: Amy Brown, Editing: Craige Langworthy