LILIAN STEINER | AUS
Lilian Steiner is an Australian dancer and choreographer whose practice utilises the inherent intelligence of the active body as the primary tool for creating wholly encompassing visual, sonic and kinesthetic experiences. Her work embraces the power of ephemerality within energetic exchange through emphasising the presence of weight and density within the sculptural nature of sound, the body’s form and light as an extension of the body.
Lilian’s major choreographic projects include Admission into the Everyday Sublime (Next Wave Festival, 2016), BUNKER(Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2015), Noise Quartet Meditation (Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2014 and Dance Massive 2017),Meditation (Melbourne Now, NGV, 2014) and The Call to Connect – Voyager Recordings (Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Pieces for Small Spaces, 2012). Noise Quartet Meditation received the 2015 Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation, as well as a nomination for the Shirley McKechnie Award for Choreography. BUNKER received a Green Room nomination for Design in 2016.
As a dancer, Lilian has worked with Lucy Guerin Inc. and Phillip Adams’ Balletlab across many projects as well as with choreographers Melanie Lane, Shelley Lasica, Brooke Stamp, visual artists Brook Andrew, Ash Keating, Mikala Dwyer and Alicia Frankovic, performance art group Public Movement and architect Matthew Bird (Studio Bird). In 2017 Lilian received the Green Room Award for Best Female Dancer, as well as nominations in 2013 and 2016.