December 10 - 22 2018
Alison talks about the residency:
'Progress Report’ is a new solo dance performance that critiques current issues of consumerism, capitalism and narcissism through the presence of a talking and dancing performer interacting with plastic waste products. Through this narrow porthole; our relationship with waste, 'Progress Report' puts real world every day decisions under the microscope to reveal seemingly impossible, contradictory, at times hilarious and almost unbearable truths. 'Progress Report' finds that mediocre decisions like the brand of shampoo bought on a trip to the supermarket may have devastating effects on the future of our species. It finds that watching garbage can change its value and that wasting waste is a waste.
When complete the work will be a solo performance of two alternating dancers and is planned for a black box theatre or similar venue.
Alison Currie is a maker and performer of dance with a Research Masters in Choreography and Performance from Roehampton University London and a BA in Dance Performance from Adelaide College of the Arts, Australia. Alison was mentored by Amanda Phillips and Solon Ulbrich. She was awarded the inaugural Arts South Australia triennial project grant for her first major work ‘42a’ which premiered at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation and toured to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Alison choreographed Restless Dance Theatre’s Bedroom Dancing, directed by Steve Mayhew, which was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance Australian Dance Awards.
Her other major works include: ‘I Can Relate’ commissioned as part of ‘24 Frames Per Second’ by Carriageworks, Sydney and presented with live performance component at ACE Open, Adelaide, ‘Things Meeting Now’ Co-created with Bridget Currie and performed as part of ‘Versus Rodin’ at the Art Gallery of South Australia and at Roehampton University London, ‘Drawing Machine’ created with designer Michael Hurley performed at Wimbledon Space, London, ‘Three ways to hold’ co-directed with visual artist Bridget Currie for South Australian School of Art gallery, ‘Solo’ a reinterpretation from a memory of Pere Faura’s work she viewed once six years previous to the performance as part of Return to Sender at Performance Space, Sydney, and ‘Build, Hold, Destroy’ as part of Window World outdoor event commissioned by Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Alison's work is centered around a connection between the human body and sculptural form. She creates dance works for the stage and gallery and has recently premiered a new major work for the stage 'Concrete Impermanence' at the Adelaide festival Centre