Alison Currie uses alternate methods of engagement to create performance experiences that captivate audiences from varying backgrounds and levels of involvement with the arts. Her work crosses the mediums dance, performance art, sculpture and installation.
Alison Currie is a maker and performer of dance with a BA in Dance Performance from Adelaide Collage of the Arts 2003. In 2007 she was awarded the inaugural Arts SA triennial project grant for her first major work 42a which premiered at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation in 2008 and toured to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in 2010. Alison choreographed Restless Dance Theatre’s Bedroom Dancing that was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance 2010 Australian Dance Awards.
Her other major works include: Three ways to hold co-directed with visual artist Bridget Currie for South Australian School of Art gallery in 2010, this work was viewed as four performances and four three weeks of sculptural installations created by each of the performances. Solo a reinterpretation from a memory of Pere Faura’s work she viewed once in 2005 and performed in 2011 as part of Return to Sender at Performance Space, Sydney, and Build, Hold, Destroy as part of Window World free outdoor event commissioned by Adelaide Fringe Festival 2013. Her latest work I Can Relate will screen as part of 24 Frames Per Second at Carriageworks, Sydney.
Alison is currently based between Adelaide and London completing a research masters in choreography and performance at Roehampton University.
“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