Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe

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

The primary focus of Currie’s practice is the connection between inanimate forms and performers. Her work ‘Of All Things’ was commissioned and performed by Australian Dance Theatre (2020). ‘Delimit’ a work she co-directed with David Cross was a finalist at the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award. ‘Concrete Impermanence’ which premiered at Adelaide Festival centre (2018) was presented at The Substation the same year and Dancehouse for Dance Massive (2019).

Her other notable works include Close Company at OzAsia Festival(2018), ‘Things Meeting Now’(2017) co-directed with Bridget Currie at Art Gallery of South Australia, ‘Creatures’(2018) with the Human Arts Movement at Samstag Museum, I Can Relate(2015) for Carriageworks, ‘Build, Hold, Destroy’ (2013) at State Library of South Australia, ’Three ways to hold’ (2010) co-directed with Bridget Currie, and ‘42a’ (2008).

In 2021, ‘Progress Report’, co-directed by Alison and Alisdair Macindoe will premiere at Vitalstatistix followed by a season at The Substation.

Alisdair Macindoe is an Australian dancer, sound designer and choreographer. His experience in these fields has taken his work to many countries world-wide, earning critical acclaim in the media and receiving local and international awards including five Melbourne Greenroom awards, an Australian Helpmann, and a New York Bessie. Notable collaborations include his work as a dancer for Lucy GuerinChunky MoveAntony HamiltonStephanie Lake and Dancenorth, and his work as a sound designer for Chunky MoveAntony HamiltonSTOMPIN and Dancenorth. His choreographic work includes commissions for Dancenorth, Lucy Guerin, Next Wave, Performance Space, and STOMPIN.

Alisdairs’ unique multidisciplinary interests extend into the digital realm, and in 2018 he presented a major commission/exhibition NONCOMPETE at The Substation exploring electronics, creative coding and physical computing. As a multidisciplinary artist, whose work spans performance and technology, the intersection of humans and technology in both dance and music is one of his recurring interests.

Having founded his early career predominantly as a collaborator along side choreographers and directors, Alisdair’s work as the lead creative voice has begun to consume most of his focus and this year sees him in the directors seat for the presentation of 4 new performance works: Reference Material presented as part of the Darebin Speakeasy program, Progress Report with co director Alison Currie through Vitalstatistix residency program, System Error with co creator Tamara Saulwick through Arts House residency program, and A.I.D. an investigation into automated audible dance manuscripts with Dancenorth.

Alisdairs’ work is produced by Freya Waterson