Lisa is an independent artist, dancer, choreographer, actor, costume designer and co-founder of dance/theatre collective Polytoxic. As co-director of Polytoxic, she has helped steer the company to be the most prominent Pacific theatre company in Australia. The company has enabled her to collaborate with artists from all genres, work as choreographer and cultural liaison and tour work nationally and internationally.
As a performer Lisa has stamped on the typical representation of Pacific performance, bringing humour, political edge, intricate and evolving costume design and thought provoking analysis of the ‘exotic’ notion of Pacific culture. She has collaborated with Pasifican visual artist Chantal Fraser, award winning fashion designer Lindah Lepou, choreographers Clare Dyson, Jean Tally and Bonemap, Kim and Candy Bowers (Hot Brown Bitch Burlesque), and visual artist Sam Tupou (Trade Winds).
Lisa has been commissioned to design for a range of independent artists, corporate clients and companies, and continues to create costumes that push the Polytoxic brand and standout aesthetic. She has also been a mentor to many emerging Polynesian and Indigenous emerging artists and continues to advocate for intercultural work in Australia.
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2013 CROSS-STITCH / CROSS-STITCH: Invasion, Take 225, Artistic Director
2012 FreeRange / Trade Winds, Co-Creator/Performer