About Tsuki Dance Reality
Tsuki Dance Reality is a collaborative multicultural and multidisciplinary dance sphere based in Berlin; expanding from queer, nightclub, virtual, and everyday spaces of communication. It looks to create dancescapes which ARE something rather than ABOUT something, with an ongoing research into new formats, perceptions and audiences.
As a TRANSgendered and TRANScultural Dance Reality, we are dedicated to everybody's ability and right to expression and TRANSformation.
Tsuki Dance Reality was founded from Tsuki's extensive experience in Ballet, Butoh, and Yoga, with a hungry curiosity for new physical research as well as contemporary TRANScultural practices.
Finding new synergies between art, performance, entertainment, therapy and ritual, we perform in curated events and festivals, as well as self produced projects in theatres, night clubs, and public spaces.
Tsuki Dance Reality works with international independent artists, guiding new collaborative processes, which aim to reveal what is already present.
Pure Energy Shoot with Amanda Fordyce
Tsuki trained in classical ballet from age five, graduating from Australian Ballet School in 2008. She has danced with companies and freelance projects in Israel, Melbourne and Berlin from 2009 - present.
She is now a Ballet and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, and Performance Artist based in Berlin. She teaches her practice of Ashtanga Moon Yoga in her flat, with community groups, and live stream. She regularly performs solo and collaborative performance projects influenced by her multidisciplinary training.
She has performed her collaborative work in Berlins most infamous night clubs and queer parties including; Tresor, KitKat Club, Suicide Cirucus, Night Embassy, Maze Club, TrashEra at Wilde Renate and Else Club, KaKe Club, as well as Theatres venues such as Ackerstadt Palast Theatre, with Amalgam Solo Festival. She has performed two seasons of 'Body Play' with Chaim Gebber Open Scene at Pfefferberg Theater and is currently rehearsing with them on M.O.S.T (My Ongoing Silent Transcendence). She performed over July, to October in Overmorrow at Wilde Renate in collaboration with Leisa Prowd, Valerie Renay and Ana Bathe.
Ballet and Yoga give her and her students rigor and repetition, allowing for a deeper personal research of contemporary dance practice. She also has over 10 years of Butoh training and performance experience. Butoh uses the body itself as a resource for new material and movement research, finding the dance within, movement in stillness. It is this very contrast with Ballet and Yoga, which uses specific forms and movements, which inspires a physical dialogue between her practices.
She is presently developing 'Skin Between', a performance and workshop process emerging from the collective isolation of Covid-19 Pandemic, with the aim to uncover a deeper listening to and expression of our individual bodies in a performative context.
'Skin Between' has been performed at Backsteinboot Artist Collective in Spandau (July 2020), had a residency at Trauma Bar und Kino (7 - 20 September) and Tanzfabrik (2 - 5 November) and has been offered as a two week laboratory from new to full moon (22 September - 1 October) at various community spaces in Berlin.
Photo by Angel Leggas - 3 Fates Media
Leisa is a dancer, performance artist, life model and public speaker based in Melbourne. Her first dance performance was at the age of six playing the Dormouse in her ballet school’s rendition of Alice in Wonderland.
Since then she has performed with Weave Movement Theatre appearing in their short film – Will You Go Round With Me, directed by Kat Worth in 2014, Weave’s performance at White Night in 2015 – directed by Caroline Bowditch, White Day Dream directed by Yumi Umiumare at 45 Downstairs in 2016 and during the ButohOUT Festival in Wannabe a Rabbit in 2018 and Forbidden Laughter in 2019.
She also performed at Lucy Guerin Inc. for Pieces for Small Spaces alongside fellow artists Gregory Lorenzutti and Lillian Steiner in 2017.
She joined Rawcus Theatre Company in 2016 and performed with the Green Room Award winning ensemble in Song for a Weary Throat at Theatreworks in 2017 and at Arts Centre Melbourne in the Fairfax Theatre as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2018.
Leisa is also a burlesque performer and as Lilla Darmae has created and performed Wicked Queen at various venues around Melbourne. Leisa, along with her duo partner Willow J Conway (Miss Burlesque Australia 2016) performed Bauhaus Burlesque – an act of Immeasurable Proportions - for the Australian Burlesque Festival in 2017 and at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in 2018.
Leisa also has a site-specific duet process - Blossom in the Shade -with fellow artist, Tsuki (a resident of Berlin) and has performed this in various locations in Melbourne and at Ufer Studios in Berlin during 2018.