Lillian Steiner

Deanne Butterworth

Lilian Steiner is a Melbourne-based performer and choreographer. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, Bachelor of Dance program in 2010, Lilian has performed with Lucy Guerin Inc. (Structure and Sadness, US. tour, 2011, and Weather, premiered Melbourne Festival, 2012 & North American tour, 2013), Phillip Adams’ Balletlab (Above, MONA FOMA, 2011) and in Rennie McDougall’s SUPERTONE (Next Wave Festival, 2012) for which she was nominated for a Female Dancer Greenroom Award.

As a performance maker, Lilian works to investigate the body’s form and inherent intelligence, utilizing the power of these to create wholly encompassing visual, sonic and kinesthetic experiences.

Lilian’s choreographic projects include The Call to Connect – Voyager Recordings (Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Pieces for Small Spaces, 2012), Ballroom Again (2012, for Contemporary Site Investigations with City of Melbourne), and Pivot (K77 Studio, Berlin, 2012). Lilian has also collaborated in the realm of contemporary visual arts with Mikala Dwyer, Alicia Frankovich and Ash Keating.

In 2014, Lilian presented Meditation, a commission for the National Gallery Victoria’s Melbourne Now exhibition (2014), as part of the dance program curated by Antony Hamilton. Most recently, Lilian’s first full-length dance and sound work, and the follow on work from Meditation, Noise Quartet Mediation, was presented at The Substation as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2014.

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