Alison Currie is an Adelaide based independent choreographer and dance artist. Her work is primarily concerned with how the animate and inanimate bodies connect, compare and impact one another. Her work crosses the mediums dance, performance art, sculpture and installation and is made for theatres, galleries and public spaces.
Image credit: Bridget Currie
Alison Currie is a maker and performer of dance with a Research Masters in Choreography and Performance from the University of Roehampton, London and a BA in Dance Performance from Adelaide College of the Arts. 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 centred around a connection between the human body and sculptural form. She creates dance works for the stage and gallery and is currently developing a new major work Concrete Impermanence which will premier at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre in 2018.
“Alison Currie blends, shoves and tears down walls to bring her audience an involving experiment in art and choreography.” Paul Cotton, Adelaide City Search
“It is a fascinating piece in concept and realisation.” Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald