Leisa Prowd

Rawcus Ensemble

I am a dancer, performance artist, writer and public speaker based in Melbourne. I joined rawcus in 2016 and participated in the creative development with Present Tense in September 2016.

I am also a member of Weave Movement Theatre since 2014 and performed in Weave’s short film – Will You Go Round With Me, directed by Kat Worth in 2015. I also performed with Weave at White Night in 2015 – directed by Caroline Bowditch.

I participated in a series of dance and movement workshops with Weave in 2015, led by Yumi Umiumare, Kat Worth, Michelle Heaven, Sarah Fiddaman and Caroline Bowditch, exploring butoh, contact improvisation, pedestrian movement and physical theatre.

In October – November 2016 I performed with the Weave ensemble and guest artists Tim Crafti, Willow J Conway and Emma J Hawkins, in White Day Dream, directed by Yumi Umiumare and performed at 45 Downstairs in Melbourne. It was my first live dance and movement theatre performance and I loved every single moment!

I am always keen to follow the call of the dance and I am excited to discover where it might lead me!

Rawcus Productions: Song for a Weary Throat (2017 & 2018)