Alison Currie

Alison Currie

Pre-Professional Program Director

Alison Currie holds a Research Masters in Choreography and Performance from University of Roehampton, UK (2015) and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance from Adelaide College of the Arts (2003).

Alison's work forms connections between, audiences, performers, objects and locations in various ways. She has created works for theatres, galleries, site specific live performance and video, and often works collaboratively with sound, visual, media artists and other choreographers. Alison has been working as a choreographer since 2004. Her first major work ‘42a’ premiered at the Experimental Art Foundation in South Australia in 2008 and toured to three states of Australia in 2010.

Alison currently shares practice with Ade Suharto which includes an iterative series of performance moments entitled ‘Maintain, Rest, Value’ (2023-ongoing), and has begun working on the second co-directed work with Alisdair Macindoe after the success of their work ‘Progress Report’ (2021/2023).

In 2021, Alison premiered two new works - ‘Progress Report’, co-directed with Alisdair Macindoe at Vitalstatistix Kaurna Land South Australia, and ‘Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere’, co-directed with Yui Kawaguchi for OzAsia Festival. They were described respectively as “riveting dance theatre” by Dance Australia, and “powerful, haunting performance” by InDaily.

In 2020, Alison was commissioned by Garry Stewart to create ‘Of All Things’, performed by and created with Australian Dance Theatre. She was also a finalist at the Keir Choreographic Awards 2020 with ‘De-Limit’, co-directed with David Cross with seasons at Dancehouse and Carriageworks.
In recent years, she premiered ‘Creatures’ with The Human Arts Movement Adelaide City Council (outdoor performance) and at the Samstag Museum for Adelaide Dance Festival, ‘Close Company’ with Singapore's RAW Moves for OzAsia Festival 2018, and ‘Concrete Impermanence’ at Adelaide Festival Centre and two seasons in Melbourne (The Substation and Dancehouse for Dance Massive 2019).

Other significant works by Alison include: ‘I Can Relate’ commissioned as part of 24 Frames Per Second by Carriageworks, Sydney (2015) and presented at Light Moves Festival Limerick, Ireland (2017) and with a live performance component at ACE open, Adelaide (2017). ‘Things Meeting Now’ co-created with Bridget Currie and performed at the Art Gallery of South Australia for Adelaide Festival (2017), Artbank Sydney and at Roehampton University London, ‘Drawing Machine’ created with designer Michael Hurley performed at Wimbledon Space, London (2015).

Alison has mentored 18 early career artists sharing her extensive knowledge in choreography, concept development, collaboration and stagecraft. She has lectured at Adelaide College for the Arts TAFE SA/Flinders University.

Alison is a National Committee Member of the Dancers Australia Union and was a board member of Dance Hub SA from 2019-2024. In April 2024, she was appointed as ADC's Pre-Professional Program Director.

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