12 & 13 October
Performing new work Dusking Dumbshow, presented and supported by ReadyMade Works for Happy Hour 9.
Performing work Inside Inside, a newly commissioned work for the exhibition Certain Realities, curated by Michael Moran for MAMA, Albury.
Artist talk as performer in Five Columns with Wrong Solo (Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata), at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, as part of Agatha Gothe-Snape’s exhibition Certain Situations.
Teach workshop for Movement Laboratory, at Art and Design, UNSW, curated by Anna Kirk.
Performer for Mette Edvardsen’s work Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine, presented in the Oslo Biennale, Norway. https://www.oslobiennalen.no/en/participants/
Performer in a work by Emma Fielden called Andromeda and The Milky Way, HD video documentation, 5 hours, 41 minutes, performed by Emma Fielden and Lizzie Thomson, presented in Movers and Makers at Parramatta Studios. https://www.emmafielden.com
My writing on performing in Mette Edvardsen’s project Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine called Thoughts on Performing (inside a work / as a work / as work) at Newtown Library is being republished in a forthcoming book published by the osloBIENNNALEN and distributed by Mousse.
I have a new text called Museums, Closets and Two Quiet Feminisms in ADSR Zine edition 002, URL coming 23 April. https://www.adsrzine.com
Performer / collaborator in Five Columns with Wrong Solo (Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata), to be presented at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, as part of Agatha Gothe-Snape’s exhibition Certain Situations.
28 February - 1 March
Choreography - Gallery - Practice at Nick Waterlow Gallery, workshop and presentation of research at the nexus between dance and visual art. I will be leading a workshop and am part of the organising committee.
February 25 - April 25
I have a short essay about artist Vicki Van Hout in the catalogue for the exhibition In Response: Dialogues with RealTime, curated by Erin Brannigan, at UNSW Library Exhibition Space, Main Library Level 5, Kensington Campus.
Acknowledging Country through soft tone, created in collaboration with Sonya Holowell and Melanie Herbert, presented in the NOW now festival 2019 on Invasion Day, at 107 Projects, Redfern, Sydney. This event was curated by Dharawal artist Sonya Holowell.
Supplemental Light, Group show at SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík
Residency at SÍM International Residency, Reykjavík. This residency is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Part of the Australian delegation for Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform, Reykjavík.
Writer in Residence at Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival, Helsinki. This residency is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and Create NSW.
Working with Elysa Wendi for her project 10 X 10 X 10 – 1000 Interpretive Readings on 100 Choreographers’ Books at Campbelltown Arts Centre, https://elysawendi.wordpress.com.
Perpetually Transforming Encounter, a performed score of attention for Agatha Gothe-Snape’s workshop in the symposium ‘All schools should be art schools’, a Kaldor Public Art Project at UNSW Art and Design.
Outside eye for Rhiannon Newton's work We Make Each Other Up, A Housemate Artist in Residence Production, Dancehouse, Melbourne.
Outside eye for Rafaela Pandolfini's performance work A Minor History of the Feminine, presented at Airspace Projects in the exhibition Session Vessels.
Bundanon Residency, Bookclub: Choreographic Practices. Angela Goh, Ivey Wawn, Patricia Wood, Rhiannon Newton and Lizzie Thomson think together and independently about how reading practices manifest in and inform their approaches to choreography. https://bundanon.com.au/residents/bookclub-choreographic-practices/
Showing at Critical Path with Katina Olsen sharing research into the meaning of Acknowledging Country. I will be sharing research that I have been working on in collaboration with Sonya Holowell and Melanie Herbert.
Residency at Critical Path researching the meaning of Acknowledging Country on Gadigal land, project with Katina Olsen and artist facilitators Vicki Van Hout and Tim Bishop. For my aspect of this research I have been collaborating with vocalist Sonya Holowell and Melanie Herbert.
Runway Issue #36 DANCE: Discussion, panel and performance evening at Firstdraft. This event is part of the Carriageworks’ Keir Choreographic Award Public Program.
Guest Editor for Runway Issue #36 DANCE Launch at Carriageworks. This event is part of Carriageworks’ Keir Choreographic Award Public Program.
Thoughts on Performing (inside a work / as a work / as work) at Newtown Library published in Performance Paradigm, Vol 13, Performance, Choreography, and the Gallery
Transit: In Between Standing and Walking, Performance at the launch of Justine Shih Pearson’s book Choreographing the Airport: Field Notes from the Transit Spaces of Global Mobility: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319695716
Closet Drama #1, with Brian Fuata, Angela Goh and Anna John, part of my research project supported by Critical Path. http://criticalpath.org.au/program/responsive-research-residency-lizzie-thomson/
Facilitator for 'The Start and the End of the Body’, Critical Path’s Interchange Festival, The Drill Hall. http://criticalpath.org.au/program/interchange-festival-2017/
For writing on this event see Nikki Heywood’s article in RealTime: http://www.realtime.org.au/interchange-festival-the-start-and-the-end-of-the-body/
Choreographer and performer for Agatha Gothe-Snape’s work Rhetorical Chorus, Live Works Festival 2017, Performance Space, http://performancespace.com.au/events/agatha-gothe-snape-liveworks-2017/.
7th, 8th October
Dramaturg for Ivey Wawn’s Greyness and Infinity, Underbelly Arts Festival, http://underbellyarts.com.au/program/festival/
Doing Dancing, performing in Rhiannon Newton’s work at First Draft. http://firstdraft.org.au/exhibitions/doingdancing/
Brian Fuata Will Most Likely Die From Suicide or “Minibar”, performing via video projection in Brian Fuata’s work at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
First Run Sydney, presenting performance research at ReadyMade Works, curated by Rhiannon Newton and Brooke Stamp
24th July -27th October
Research into relations between text, scoring and performance, with artists Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata, supported by a Critical Path Responsive Research Residency Grant. http://criticalpath.org.au/program/responsive-research-residency-lizzie-thomson/
13th -16th July
Pragmatics: Practice: Praxis, an event that brings together thinkers and makers in performance, philosophy, and political theory. Co-leading workshop Composition: Experiment: Sensation with Erin Brannigan, School of Arts and Media, University of NSW
Gestures of here and there, La fabrique sensible des lieux, Arts in the Alps, Maison de la Création, Grenoble University.
Screening of The Dawn of Nothing at The Big Bounce, curated by Matt Cornell, PACT Theatre, Sydney
6th- 17th February
Outside eye / Dramaturge for Rhiannon Newton’s new work Bodied Assemblies, to be presented in Dance Massive, Dancehouse, Melbourne in March 2017.
Choreographic direction for Rafaela Pandolfini and Katie Maling’s video installation Costuming the Body with performers Bhenji Ra, Ivey Wawn and Anastasia Zaravinos, to be presented in Art and About in March 2017 at The Bearded Tit, Sydney.
Residency at SIM in Reykjavik, Iceland. Supported by Arts NSW.
16th- 25th November
Dance and the Visual Arts: Composition: Experiment: Sensation - 4th stage of an ongoing research project. Presentations at Coventry University and Roehampton University, UK, based on paper A Third Way: Participatory Research into Experimental Composition, co-authored by Erin Brannigan, Matthew Day and Lizzie Thomson.
Performer/Collaborator in Jess Olivieri’s work Narrow but deep with Mish Grigor, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Outside eye for Rhiannon Newton’s new work Bodied Assemblies, to be presented in Dance Massive, Dancehouse, Melbourne in March 2017.
14th- 28th October
Outside eye for Ivey Wawn’s new work Adventure Dances: Summoning Sensation, presented by Dirty Feet at Shopfront, Carlton Theatre, Sydney.
29th September – 4th December
Performer in Adelle Mills’ video work Axiom of Maria for Primavera 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Developed textual score for Brian Fuata for performance accompanying Placeholder at The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Commenced PhD in Dance at the School of Arts and Media, UNSW. Awarded the Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences top-up Scholarship.
26th July – 31st October
Lecturing dance major course Body Practices: Thinking through the Body, semester 2, School of Arts and Media, University of NSW.
A Score for 1985: live performance created in collaboration with dance major students at the School of Arts and Media, UNSW, presented in Mid-Year Show, Creative Practice Lab.
Member of panel for New Positions – Dance and Choreography in the Gallery, with Angela Goh and Kelli Jean Drinkwater, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney.
15th May – 15th June
White Record (2015) 4 channel video installation is screened on ABC Online Arts
Invited participant for research in intermedial composition: Compositional Speculations: Poetics: Polyphony: Perception at the School of Arts and Media, UNSW.
Residency at ReadyMade Works with support from the DAIR program, Ausdance NSW.
‘We make an unsubstantial territory’: presentation for the Mini-Symposium chaired by Edward Scheer, 20th Biennale of Sydney, presented at the Creative Lab, UNSW.
Choreographic direction for Rafaela Pandolfini, Studio 66 Oxford St.
TACET: Rhythmic Composition new performance work presented in Choreography and the Gallery, at the Art Gallery of NSW for the20th Biennale of Sydney.
17th April, 15th May, 26th June
Performer in Agatha Gothe-Snape with Brooke Stamp’s Here, an echo, for the 20th Biennale of Sydney.
Residency in Research Room at Critical Path.
Commenced teaching series of masterclasses for dance students at the School of Arts and Media, UNSW.
Performer in Mette Edvardsen’s Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine, presented at Newtown Library for the 20th Biennale of Sydney.
Choreographer for Hissy Fit’s work I might blow up someday, presented in Festival of Live Art, Arts House, Melbourne.
Artist in residence at Bundanon Trust Residency, NSW.
16th November - 6th December
Dance and the Visual Arts, Stage 3 of an ongoing research project with Erin Brannigan and Matthew Day, University of NSW.
Imitation Jazz, performance work created in collaboration with dance major students, End of Year Show, Creative Practice Lab, the University of NSW.
Guest lecturer for Dr Justine Shih Pearson, for the course Performance Research, Macquarie University.
3rd October – 1st November
Choreographer for Hissy Fit’s work I might blow up someday, presented in Live Works Festival, Performance Space, Sydney.
For Bruce, performance presented in 1 Room 13 Times, curated by Mark Feary for the Spring 1883 Art Fair, The Establishment Hotel, Sydney.
Performer in Wave Forms, by Brooke Stamp, presented in 1 Room 13 Times, curated by Mark Feary for the Spring 1883 Art Fair, The Establishment Hotel, Sydney.
3rd September - 13th November
Commenced teaching series of masterclasses with dance major students at the University of NSW.
Outside eye for choreographer Kate McIntosh and musician Bree Van Reyk’s work In Stereo, Presented at Campbelltown Arts Centre in conjunction with Critical Path.
Performer for trial of Agatha Gothe-Snape’s work Rhetorical Chorus, to be presented in Performa 15, New York Society for Ethical Culture.
18th June-2nd August
White Record, 4 channel HD video installation, presented in large-scale screendance exhibition 24 Frames Per Second, Carriageworks, Sydney.
Presentation with Erin Brannigan and Vicki Van Hout on 24 Frames Per Second, Carriageworks, Sydney.
15th June - 4th July
Mentor for Rhiannon Newton’s performance work Bodied Assemblies, Out of the Studio, Dirty Feet, presented at Shopfront Contemporary Arts and Performance.
3rd July- 31st December
Research Assistant for New Paradigms for Performance Pedagogies- Indigenous and Digital Pedagogies, Dr Erin Brannigan and Dr Bryoni Trezise, School of Arts and Media, the University of NSW.
26th July - 12th November
Lecturing course Introduction to Movement for dance major students, School of Arts and Media, University NSW.
The Dawn of Nothing, single channel video installation, Solo Dance Residency Showing, ReadyMade Works, Sydney.
Residency at ReadyMade Works, Sydney.
10th June – 4th July
Choreographer for Hissy Fit’s work I might blow up someday, to be presented in Live Works Festival, Performance Space, Sydney.
28th May - 10th June
Creative development as performer for Angela Goh’s work Desert Body Creep, to be presented in Next Wave Festival, Melbourne.
DAIR residency at ACPE, Sydney, supported by Ausdance NSW.
Dance and the Visual Arts, Stage 2 of ongoing research project with Erin Brannigan and Matthew Day, University of NSW.
Commenced teaching series of masterclasses for dance students, School of Arts and Media, University NSW.
Participated in National Dance Forum, with funding support from Ausdance NSW.
Presentation of research for the Australia Finland International Exchange,
Arts Warehouse, Dance Massive Festival, Melbourne.
16th February – 14th March
Stage 3 of the Australia Finland International Exchange, at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
Completed Master of Research in Performance, Creative Practice, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney.
Performance with sound artists Gail Priest and Joel Stern, The NOW now festival.