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Leaning Into The Liminal

Kristina Chan & Lottie Consalvo
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Leaning Into The Liminal

Concept: Kristina Chan & Lottie Consalvo

Choreographer/Performer: Kristina Chan

Visual Artist: Lottie Consalvo

Sound Collaborator: Bree Van Reyk”

Painting/Bell Playing: Lottie Consalvo

Residency Dates:

August 9th – September 27th 2019

Performance: Propelled: Newcastle Art Galley – September 27th


For the work ‘Leaning into the Liminal’ choreographer & Dancer Kristina Chan & Lottie Consalvo interweave their respective practices & experiences in choreography, performance & visual art.

Leaning into the Liminial contemplates ideas surrounding perception & consciousness in relation to time, reality & the imaginary. Employing elements of force, gravity & mass. Kristina moves across a large scale painted surface, perhaps suggestive of a place within the self or somewhere else beyond the real. There are moments of tension & weightlessness as she navigate the boundaries & thresholds of the space.

A series of bells ring, evoking a disorientation, whilst attempting to anchor presence. As the vibrations drift to nothingness, time is stretched before another bell sound carves through the space


Kristina Chan is a dancer and choreographer based in NSW Australia. Kristina’s choreographic practice explores environmental change and our relationship to nature. Her choreographic work includes; solo work A Faint Existence (Performance Space’s 2016 Liveworks Festival Carriageworks, Sydney Opera House UnWrapped 2018 & Dance Massive 2019); MOUNTAIN commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre 2017/18; Summer commissioned by City Contemporary Dance Company Hong Kong 2018; Conform for Sydney Dance Company (Germany and Carriageworks 2015); commission for Dance North’s Communal Table for Brisbane Festival 2019; Grave a dance and film installation for Catapult Dance + Lockup Gallery Newcastle 2015: Newcastle Art Gallery + Catapult Dance commission Crawling Through Mud for exhibit SODEISHA. Kristina has had an extensive dance career performing throughout Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Asia, Israel and Europe. She has been a key collaborator for the making of many Australian dance choreographies, working with companies and independent artists. Kristina has been awarded a Helpmann Award (2011) and two Australian Dance Awards (2006 & 2009) for Best Female Dancer, and the Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship 2017.

Lottie Consalvo works across painting, performance and video her work explores the psychology of human experience. Ideas surrounding desire, longing, the ungraspable are present within her work. Lottie Consalvo is a Newcastle based artist, originally from Melbourne. In 2015 Consalvo was selected to be in residence with Marina Abramovic in Sydney as part of Kaldor Public Art Projects 30. Consalvo also exhibited in Millerntor Gallery#5, Hamburg in 2015 with her performance for video The Bird Catcher. In 2018 the artist had her first solo museum exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Victoria. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in Mexico and New Zealand. Lottie is held in collections including Artbank, Maquarie University, Allens Law Firm and The Stevenson Collection (NZ). Lottie is represented by Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney.

Kristina Chan & Lottie Consalvo:

Leaning Into the Liminal


September 27th 2019